NRA Releases 'Practice Range' Shooting App Amid Gun-Control Talks with Congress

By Carlos Olivera January 14, 2013

While its higher ups were in Washington DC having a meeting about future action on stricter gun control, the National Rifle Association released a brand new first-person shooter app for iOS this past weekend. NRA: Practice Range has a 3D feature and isn’t solely a shooting game, it also includes a multitude of educational features including gun laws and gun-safety tips.

According to the apps description it reads, "NRA: Practice Range also offers a 3D shooting game that instills safe and responsible ownership through fun challenges and realistic simulations. It strikes the right balance of gaming and safety education, allowing you to enjoy the most authentic experience possible."

NRA: Practice Range is a free app, with an upgrade available for 99 cents that unlocks more powerful weapons. As the game is loading, gun safety tips pop-up across the screen. The game offers three different shooting areas, both an indoor and outdoor range along with a skeet shooting range. 


Image via https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id584567057?mt=8&src=af

Although the NRA did include safety tips and gun laws, it has faced a little bit of backlash and was called hypocritical as it supports the claims that violent video games have a correlation with the violent acts around the country including the December 14th shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut.

NRA president David Keene was recently in Washington DC meeting with Congress about the possibility of banning the sale of assault rifles as part of President Barack Obama’s plan to strengthen gun control. During the meeting, vice president Joe Biden voiced his interest to combat gun bans with a pricey technology that will stop any weapon from firing unless its original buyer was the shooter.

It doesn’t appear like the ban will pass through Congress as the NRA may have enough support from Congress to keep that from happening. NRA president David Keene said, "I do not think that there's going to be a ban on so-called assault weapons passed by the Congress," when asked by NBC’s Today whether he felt his group had enough support to stop the ban.




Edited by Brooke Neuman

TechZone360 Content Producer

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