A new game is available for download titled “Bullet to the Head of the NRA.” The graphic video game was released by a video game developer known only as “gizmo01942,” on a gaming forum.
The game features a cartoon figure that bears a striking resemblance to NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre. The object of the game is to shoot the virtual LaPierre in the head as he stands behind a podium. The violence in the game is quite graphic.
Pete McNamara, writing for Free Republic discusses his reaction when he caught his son playing “Bullet to the Head of the NRA” :
“And in the game was a virtual Wayne LaPierre, standing at his podium, giving his speech… with a crosshair over his head. Before I could even utter a word to scold my child, he clicked his mouse. And the virtual Wayne LaPierre’s face disappeared in a spray of blood.”
Gizmo01942 posted the game to Encyclopedia Dramatica, and encourages the public to share it with everyone “especially gun-nut and anti-game websites.”
A recent application, that includes a shooting game, released by the NRA has also created some controversy. Mr. LaPierre recently addressed the public in response to the shootings in Newtown, Connecticut. In his speech, LaPierre spoke out against violent video games and alluded to the fact that they are partially to blame for increased gun violence.
As reported by Daily Mail, the game in the NRA application, somewhat contradicted LaPierre’s previous statement. The new application, which is recommended for ages four and older, features a shooting range with coffin shaped targets. The targets feature a bullseye where the head and heart would be located.
The nation is still on edge after the massacre in Newtown. Gun control is firmly on the minds of everyone on both sides of the debate. The game released by the NRA and the “Bullet to the Head of the NRA” game, created by gizmo01942, are simply adding fuel to the fire.