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NRA releases shooting video game following criticism of the industry

By: RYAN PARKER
January 15, 2013
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photo - This January 15, 2013 photo taken in Washington, DC, shows a man playing the newly released National Rifle Association(NRA) iPhone/iPad app, "NRA: Practice Range." (Mandel Ngan, AFP/Getty Images) Photo by
This January 15, 2013 photo taken in Washington, DC, shows a man playing the newly released National Rifle Association(NRA) iPhone/iPad app, "NRA: Practice Range." (Mandel Ngan, AFP/Getty Images) Photo by  

Game on?

The National Rifle Association released a first-person video game Sunday in which the player shoots at assorted targets.

Called the " NRA: Practice Range," the free game is available on iTunes for pad and phone devices.

Along with news on the organization, the game "offers a 3D shooting game that instills safe and responsible ownership through fun challenges and realistic simulations ... for the most authentic experience possible."

The release of the game comes weeks after NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre said games involving violence and guns are contributing factors to the actual violence in the country.

Read more here.

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