Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Congressman calls on Obama to denounce video game that assassinates NRA officials

Wisconsin Republican Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner is calling on President Barack Obama to denounce an online video game that encourages players to shoot and kill National Rifle Association officials.

In a letter to Obama, Sensenbrenner on Tuesday voiced concern about the video game, “Bullet to the Head of the NRA,” which allows players to assassinate NRA President David Keene with a scoped firearm.

“Making threats against public figures who speak out either for or against gun control prevents us from having a reasonable, thoughtful debate,” Sensenbrenner wrote in his letter. “Although we may have strong disagreements on the best ways to reduce gun violence, it is my hope that we can both agree that video games targeting specific individuals who speak out on this issue, is counterproductive.”

The congressman, who boasts an “A” rating from the NRA, urged the president to “publicly denounce this video game and encourage civil discussion on the matter.”

The developer of “Bullet” said on an online forum that the game is a response

Source: Daily Caller

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