Yael T. Abouhalkah

Sandy Hook killing video game is pro-gun porn

Updated: 2013-11-23T23:47:01Z

By Yael T. Abouhalkah

The Kansas City Star

A shameful online video game is out, just in time for the one-year anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings.

It allows players to massacre children and adults just like Adam Lanza did last Dec. 14 in Newtown, Conn.

Lanza killed 20 children and six teachers in the spree. Indeed, the game starts with Lanza killing his mother before going to the school for his rampage.

Gun-control advocates had hoped the murders of so many innocent youngsters would spur a national effort to curb violence caused by weapons-toting madmen.

But it didn’t.

The cowardly U.S. Senate couldn’t even pass basic, tougher restrictions.

Meanwhile, the National Rifle Association basked in the aftermath of the killings by calling for guns in more schools and seeking donations to spread its pro-weapon, pro-Second Amendment arguments.

Mostly Republican state legislators across the country — including in Kansas and Missouri — worked on laws to loosen up gun restrictions.

Missouri’s proposed law, a silly one that allegedly would have allowed the arrest of federal officials enforcing federal gun laws, was fortunately vetoed by Gov. Jay Nixon.

The online game involving Sandy Hook Elementary, of course, has been criticized by parents of the murdered children and some politicians. The game reportedly has been pulled from some online sites.

The maker of the game spouted some nonsense that he actually wanted to promote gun control with the venture.

But here’s the thing: Even if no one ever gets to play it again, what does it say about our pro-gun society that such a “game” was even put out for public consumption in the first place?

To reach Yael T. Abouhalkah, call 816-234-4887 or send email to abouhalkah@kcstar.com. Follow him at Twitter.com/YaelTAbouhalkah.

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