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(NPR)   In response to media scrutiny and public outcry about releasing a shooting game for 'ages 4 and up', the NRA has reconsidered their insensitivity and has taken the high road of social responsibility.... by changing the rating to 'ages 12 and up'   (npr.org) divider line 103
    More: Followup, NRA, social responsibility, moral panics, Courage Campaign, Sandy Hook Elementary School, scrutiny  
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2013-01-16 12:15:05 AM
And what are they going to do to ensure nobody under 12 has access to the game? Rely on parental supervision? Because that works.

/Somebody should show them America's Army.
//A government sponsored video game? Unpossible!
 
2013-01-16 12:15:52 AM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-01-16 12:53:22 AM
America is The Land of Personal Responsibility.

What's wrong with arming the children and letting them defend themselves?
 
2013-01-16 01:15:32 AM
We're not even sure this is from the NRA, right?
 
2013-01-16 01:37:02 AM

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: We're not even sure this is from the NRA, right?


No, it's officially from the NRA.


Educating kids about guns IS a part of the solution however. TV and movies make it seem like you shoot someone, they get up and are OK. Kids need to know that's not what happens.

I think the movies they used to show in driver ed, like "blood on the highway" were pretty damn effective for most. They should make something like that but for guns.
 
2013-01-16 01:42:25 AM
So......... this game....... do the guys you shoot drop good loot?
 
2013-01-16 05:00:54 AM

farkingismybusiness: [i.imgur.com image 850x617]


I did love the natural disasters menu, though. Ten minutes building a prosperous town, then godzilla, a tornado and an earthquake come in and fark it sideways.

Isn't that better than me putting firecrackers in frog's mouths?
 
2013-01-16 05:01:56 AM

cretinbob: Nina_Hartley's_Ass: We're not even sure this is from the NRA, right?

No, it's officially from the NRA.


Educating kids about guns IS a part of the solution however. TV and movies make it seem like you shoot someone, they get up and are OK. Kids need to know that's not what happens.

I think the movies they used to show in driver ed, like "blood on the highway" were pretty damn effective for most. They should make something like that but for guns.


They showed us that corey haim movie where he lies about failing the driver's test. I have no idea why they did that. This was like a dozen years ago, too
 
HBK
2013-01-16 05:04:06 AM
So now a game where you shoot a gun at targets isn't appropriate for kids under 12?

i0.kym-cdn.com

America truly is becoming a pissing, whimpering shell of its former self.

/hotlinked
//Will someone please think of the children?!?!
 
2013-01-16 05:07:58 AM

Therion: America is The Land of Personal Responsibility.

What's wrong with arming the children and letting them defend themselves?


And what does a video game have to do with real guns? I don't eat mushrooms and stomp on goombas, I don't eat white dots and chase ghosts, and I haven't yet climbed a ladder to take on a Gorilla
 
2013-01-16 05:08:31 AM
Oh gimme a break..I thought video games had nothing to do with gun violence? Put the letters NRA anywhere nearby and watch as everyone falls over themselves to condemn.
 
2013-01-16 05:11:34 AM
well hit me with your best shot, patty

/a real tough cookie
 
2013-01-16 05:12:07 AM

Therion: America is The Land of Personal Responsibility.

What's wrong with arming the children and letting them defend themselves?


Nothing. Nothing at all. In fact, we should give them all RPGs and automatic rifles to carry everywhere along with full Kevlar body armor to wear 24 hours a day.
 
2013-01-16 05:12:35 AM
Translation: In response to a bunch of people expressing fake outrage for political purposes the NRA has rolled its eyes and raised the age of a stupid little target shooting ap.

This is even stupider than people throwing a temper tantrum over the fact that the Army made an FPS game. Suddenly every anti-game nut in the world found themselves allied with a bunch of anti-military idiots.

All because somebody they didn't like made... a video game. In the case of the NRA ap the fact that anyone raised any objection at all is just pathetic. No, it's beneath even being pathetic. The people who are "upset" about this have actually managed to drop so low that even PETA is looking pretty damn reasonable compared to them.
 
2013-01-16 05:14:43 AM
At some point, someone must surely have thought to themselves that a mentally disturbed person hell-bent on raining down destruction on the innocents is going to do so *regardless* of whether they have access to a firearm or not...

What's next. Banning matches? Kerosene? Bats?

Whining, dramatic, wrist-wringers getting their panties all knotted ceased to be entertaining some time back. I don't see these self-same paragons of human life demanding to know what's being done to detect and treat mental illness *before* it picks up an axe.
 
2013-01-16 05:22:07 AM

nulluspixiusdemonica: At some point, someone must surely have thought to themselves that a mentally disturbed person hell-bent on raining down destruction on the innocents is going to do so *regardless* of whether they have access to a firearm or not...

What's next. Banning matches? Kerosene? Bats?

Whining, dramatic, wrist-wringers getting their panties all knotted ceased to be entertaining some time back. I don't see these self-same paragons of human life demanding to know what's being done to detect and treat mental illness *before* it picks up an axe.


You know, I proposed we require people who want to buy a gun be pre-screened by mental health professionals to verify they don't have violent tendencies for this very reason. My NRA life member-friends immediately declared that I was a Satanic Communist who wanted to confiscate all guns in this country and conjectured that my prostitute of a mother didn't love me enough.
 
HBK
2013-01-16 05:22:20 AM

nulluspixiusdemonica: At some point, someone must surely have thought to themselves that a mentally disturbed person hell-bent on raining down destruction on the innocents is going to do so *regardless* of whether they have access to a firearm or not...

What's next. Banning matches? Kerosene? Bats?

Whining, dramatic, wrist-wringers getting their panties all knotted ceased to be entertaining some time back. I don't see these self-same paragons of human life demanding to know what's being done to detect and treat mental illness *before* it picks up an axe.


Because idiots believe that all people are inherently good. So when one person snaps and kills a bunch of people, those idiots find it easier to blame guns than to admit that a member of their species could be so base.
 
2013-01-16 05:23:27 AM
It's just a target shooting game. Anyone who thinks that it's callous or a violent game is oversensitive. By the same logic, Fruit Ninja or Angry Birds could be considered violent, but you don't see anybody complaining about those games.
 
2013-01-16 05:42:45 AM

hbk72777: Therion: America is The Land of Personal Responsibility.

What's wrong with arming the children and letting them defend themselves?

And what does a video game have to do with real guns? I don't eat mushrooms and stomp on goombas, I don't eat white dots and chase ghosts, and I haven't yet climbed a ladder to take on a Gorilla


This:
Link

and this

Link

and this

Link

would beg to differ. Stomp away!
 
2013-01-16 05:46:40 AM
I see the intelligent and reasonable discussion has started early in this thread. You go, guys.

/the reason we can't discuss anything is because the first to talk are the idiots and dipshiats who scream so loud that no one can hear over them
 
2013-01-16 05:55:27 AM
100 guns in the hands of a responsible trained licensed clear thinking individual is not the problem, 1 gun in the hands of a lowlife hoodlum gang banger or mentally unwell person is. Let the cops kill all the scumbag element and the USA will be a nicer safer place to live. Empty out those prions of lifers, too. That b.s. about it being cheaper to warehouse someone for life, i don't buy it. Line them up, shoot them down. We've got homeless hungry vets with no where to go while your tax dollars house and feed Mr. Rapist Murderer and his pals? Fark that.

/ put that in a video game
 
2013-01-16 05:56:25 AM

nulluspixiusdemonica: At some point, someone must surely have thought to themselves that a mentally disturbed person hell-bent on raining down destruction on the innocents is going to do so *regardless* of whether they have access to a firearm or not...

What's next. Banning matches? Kerosene? Bats?

Whining, dramatic, wrist-wringers getting their panties all knotted ceased to be entertaining some time back. I don't see these self-same paragons of human life demanding to know what's being done to detect and treat mental illness *before* it picks up an axe.


We are still waiting for the headline where 34 pre-schoolers are mowed down with a semi-automatic kitchen knife.
 
HBK
2013-01-16 05:56:55 AM

ghostwind: hbk72777: Therion: America is The Land of Personal Responsibility.

What's wrong with arming the children and letting them defend themselves?

And what does a video game have to do with real guns? I don't eat mushrooms and stomp on goombas, I don't eat white dots and chase ghosts, and I haven't yet climbed a ladder to take on a Gorilla

This:
Link

and this

Link

and this

Link

would beg to differ. Stomp away!


From the only one of you links that actually worked:


Authors

Betty Jo Simmons b­jsim­mon[nospam-﹫-backwards]doowgno­l*lw­c*edu (1)
Kelly Stalsworth (2)
Heather Wentzel (2)

Author Affiliations

1. Longwood College, Farmville, Virginia, 23909
2. Longwood College, Farmville, Virginia

It seems that these authors work at a crappy college located in... farmville. So obviously these people are biased. They're probably too busy checking their crops and visiting their friends' farms to do any actual research.
 
2013-01-16 06:09:33 AM

HBK: 1. Longwood College, Farmville, Virginia, 23909
2. Longwood College, Farmville, Virginia

It seems that these authors work at a crappy college located in... farmville. So obviously these people are biased. They're probably too busy checking their crops and visiting their friends' farms to do any actual research.


"Support Kelly's thesis by visiting her farm."
"Heather has put up a new sign on her farm 'Tots a doctur nao!!'"
 
2013-01-16 06:10:27 AM

HBK: Because idiots believe that all people are inherently good. So when one person snaps and kills a bunch of people, those idiots find it easier to blame guns than to admit that a member of their species could be so base.


And the NRA junkies immediately deflect all motive and responsibility by saying he was crazy.

But saying he was nuts doesn't solve the problem any more than trying to get the weapons out of his hands.  Hell, mental health screenings would not have stopped Jovan Belcher, Mental health screenings and lack of access to guns didn't stop Chris Benoit. This isn't a problem that's going to be solved by just one thing, but also trying to dismiss any measure out of hand because of something one holds sacrosanct isn't helping to solve the problem, either.
 
2013-01-16 06:10:53 AM
So....guns aren't the problem now. Its video games. That clears it up.
 
2013-01-16 06:11:43 AM

Bob Down: nulluspixiusdemonica: At some point, someone must surely have thought to themselves that a mentally disturbed person hell-bent on raining down destruction on the innocents is going to do so *regardless* of whether they have access to a firearm or not...

What's next. Banning matches? Kerosene? Bats?

Whining, dramatic, wrist-wringers getting their panties all knotted ceased to be entertaining some time back. I don't see these self-same paragons of human life demanding to know what's being done to detect and treat mental illness *before* it picks up an axe.

We are still waiting for the headline where 34 pre-schoolers are mowed down with a semi-automatic kitchen knife.


Then check the headlines in china.
They've had several instances of school stabbings in the last few years.

/and before you say "well it's better that kids were stabbed!" Let's understand that this is a matter of luck.
/if a maniac can corner over two dozen kids, there's no telling what he could have done.
 
2013-01-16 06:15:08 AM

Bob Down: We are still waiting for the headline where 34 pre-schoolers are mowed down with a semi-automatic kitchen knife.


Ahh. I see. A traditionalist. You prefer burning, then?

Unstable people are capable of committing heinous acts. Pointing at the weapon they used and declaring it to be the source and solution is... unstable.

Had a check-up recently? Played ink-blot poker?
 
2013-01-16 06:29:28 AM
Sigh.

No one is outraged. They are pointing out the NRA's hypocrisy in releasing a violent video game when they claim video games are to blame for Newtown.

I don't know why I have to explain something so obvious.

You dummies owe me 30 seconds of my life back.
 
2013-01-16 06:32:11 AM
FTA: Critics say release of the game one month after the school shooting in Newtown, Conn., was callous.

Even as a person who favors gun control as a part of this issue's solution, I'm getting rather weary of insipid arguments like this. Would it have been less offensive at one month and six days? Two months fourteen days, seven hours and twenty-six minutes?

Name an "acceptable" lapse of time or kindly shut your piehole about it.

This isn't a criticism of the app. It certainly isn't even an argument against its release. Those sorts of things have established parameters and clear notions of what is in and what is out of bounds. The Left often accuses the Right of attempting to silence discussion about gun control. This kind of malarkey is honestly no better.


That having been said, I tend to agree that the NRA wouldn't know "sensitivity" if it grabbed them by the balls and proceeded to slap their dicks against the sides of urinals. They certainly wouldn't know tact.
 
2013-01-16 06:35:32 AM
Why does the pope only go out behind bulletproof glass? Why is the president driven around in the equivalent of a land tank?

Nutbags.
 
2013-01-16 06:35:43 AM
You know if I were the NRA I'd hire people to troll places like Fark. Not to change anyone's mind, but just to discourage reasonable people from hoping anything could be different.
 
2013-01-16 06:36:34 AM

towatchoverme: They are pointing out the NRA's hypocrisy in releasing a violent video game


You're quite right. What are we doing to stem the wholesale slaughter of.... quite generic-looking... targets... on a generic-looking shooting range... with absolutely no blood or gore whatsoever...

THOSE MONSTERS!
 
2013-01-16 06:42:08 AM

towatchoverme: Sigh.

No one is outraged. They are pointing out the NRA's hypocrisy in releasing a violent video game when they claim video games are to blame for Newtown.

I don't know why I have to explain something so obvious.

You dummies owe me 30 seconds of my life back.


Because some people on Fark need to rage and rant about liberals, no matter how retarded they look doing so. Anything about guns lets them crank their idiocy up to eleven and make it through the day, because God forbid they think and act rationally.
 
2013-01-16 06:47:54 AM

nulluspixiusdemonica: towatchoverme: They are pointing out the NRA's hypocrisy in releasing a violent video game

You're quite right. What are we doing to stem the wholesale slaughter of.... quite generic-looking... targets... on a generic-looking shooting range... with absolutely no blood or gore whatsoever...

THOSE MONSTERS!



Because "crazy people" see a person and think "Hmm, not a generic-looking target from video game. Won't shoot it."
 
2013-01-16 06:50:41 AM

cretinbob: Educating kids about guns IS a part of the solution however. TV and movies make it seem like you shoot someone, they get up and are OK. Kids need to know that's not what happens.


Exactly! That's why I make sure my kids practice shooting against real live humans. When they shoot them and see that they don't get back up, they've learned their lesson.
 
2013-01-16 06:59:42 AM

lordjupiter:
Because "crazy people"


For the record, we prefer Differently/Chemically Sane.

Use of the word "Crazy" makes us feel bad.
 
2013-01-16 07:00:10 AM
Tbe clip tbat I saw tbe other day on cnn only showed targets, not humans. Has anyone actually played this game?
 
2013-01-16 07:18:03 AM
Geezus, the NRA is even stupider-er that the current white house administration.

God help us all.
 
2013-01-16 07:19:44 AM

Bob_Laublaw: So......... this game....... do the guys you shoot drop good loot?


No no, that's the Urban League's video game.

In the NRA game you shoot members of the Urban League
 
2013-01-16 07:24:23 AM

Elegy: Bob_Laublaw: So......... this game....... do the guys you shoot drop good loot?

No no, that's the Urban League's video game.

In the NRA game you shoot members of the Urban League


In the NWA game, you shoot cops.
 
2013-01-16 07:28:11 AM

IlGreven: And the NRA junkies immediately deflect all motive and responsibility by saying he was crazy.


Because shooting a bunch of middle schoolers is something sane people do.
 
2013-01-16 07:28:44 AM

randomjsa: In the case of the NRA ap the fact that anyone raised any objection at all is just pathetic. No, it's beneath even being pathetic. The people who are "upset" about this have actually managed to drop so low that even PETA is looking pretty damn reasonable compared to them.


This. It's not a violent video game. It's a *TARGET* shooting game. You know, the sort of sports that everyone says will be "protected" because no one needs 1,000 bullet extended extra capacity magazine clips of ammo for hunting and target shooting.

Hell, when the littlebopper was around that age (4 or 5), he had a real weapon for target shooting:

i40.tinypic.com

/Think he's 5 in that picture.
 
2013-01-16 07:31:08 AM

Bob Down: We are still waiting for the headline where 34 pre-schoolers are mowed down with a semi-automatic kitchen knife.


What about a full-auto assault knife?
image.made-in-china.com
 
2013-01-16 07:31:40 AM

towatchoverme: Sigh.

No one is outraged. They are pointing out the NRA's hypocrisy in releasing a violent video game when they claim video games are to blame for Newtown.

I don't know why I have to explain something so obvious.

You dummies owe me 30 seconds of my life back.


Serious question: what is violent about simulating shooting paper targets?  It's not like they released their own version of "Call of Duty."
 
2013-01-16 07:31:56 AM
Damn, look at all the little pussies in this thread.
 
2013-01-16 07:32:09 AM
How many of the people whining about this have 7-10 year old's at home playing 4-8 hours of Call of Duty a day?
 
2013-01-16 07:34:42 AM

Elegy: Bob_Laublaw: So......... this game....... do the guys you shoot drop good loot?

No no, that's the Urban League's video game.

In the NRA game you shoot members of the Urban League


But in real life, the NRA arms and trains the Deacons for Defense so they can shoot back at the Ku Klux Klan.
 
2013-01-16 07:35:35 AM

Click Click D'oh: Damn, look at all the little pussies in this thread.


Why? Are you in the market?
 
2013-01-16 07:35:40 AM
Gun Nut Circle of Derp:

--Blame "culture of violence".
--Claim NRA kids video game is OK because it's "target shooting" and not "people shooting".
--Insist on need for unrestricted firearms for "home defense", including shooting unarmed people.
--Blame "culture of violence".
 
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