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Sensenbrenner calls for Obama to denounce anti-NRA game

Sensenbrenner calls for Obama to denounce anti-NRA game
President Barack Obama should denounce a video game urging players to shoot at top National Rifle Association (NRA) officials, Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) today demanded.The game aims bullets to the heads of David Keene, NRA president, and Wayne LaPierre, executive vice president, and is promoted on a website called “facepunch.”

One scene depicts LaPierre giving a speech at a podium with a crosshair over his face, and allows users to shoot him in the head.

“As the conversation over gun violence continues to unfold in Washington and across the nation, I wanted to bring to your attention a disturbing new online video game,” Sensenbrenner said in a letter to the president.

“Making threats against public figures who speak out either for or against gun control prevents us from having a reasonable, thoughtful debate,” Sensenbrenner said. “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.”

“I urge you to publicly denounce this video game.  Your voice can serve a powerful tool to emphasize the need for a civilized discussion,” Sensenbrenner said.

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