Didn't See This Coming: NRA Vice President Accuses Video Games for Newtown Tragedy

Today National Rifle Association Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre released a statement following the Newtown school shootings. Of course he said what everyone expected, as in a delirious exercise of extreme scapegoatism he tried to blame just everyone else but his own camp for the massacre. He attacked movies, music and of course video games with statements like the following:

And here’s another dirty little truth that the media try their best to conceal: There exists in this country a callous, corrupt and corrupting shadow industry that sells, and sows, violence against its own people.

Through vicious, violent video games with names like Bulletstorm, Grand Theft Auto, Mortal Kombat and Splatterhouse. And here’s one: it’s called Kindergarten Killers. It’s been online for 10 years. How come
my research department could find it and all of yours either couldn’t or didn’t want anyone to know you had found it?

Of course LaPierre gave his very best effort in appearing dreadfully ignorant, as Kindergarten Killer (he didn’t even get the title right) is just a crappy Flash minigame made by a complete (and not very smart) amateur on his own time, and is in no shape or form produced or endorsed by what he calls a “corrupt and corrupting shadow industry”.

There’s very little that can be said about his ridiculous statements without falling flat into the farce, but all I can do is to give Mr. LaPierre a friendly piece of advice that could prove useful for the future: might want to hire a better “research department”, or at least one that won’t make him look like an misinformed idiot in public.

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Giuseppe Nelva

Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.

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