Outrage Over Sandy Hook Shooting Video Game
It has been almost a year to the day that 20-year-old Adam Lanza fatally shot 27 people--including his own mother and 20 children-- during a killing spree at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The absolute horror of that day is still fresh in the minds of the people of Newtown, CT and the rest of the world.
The Hartford Courant now reports that an online computer game has surfaced called "The Slaying of Sandy Hook Elementary School" where players can walk through the steps that Lanza took to re-create that horrific day. Naturally, this has drawn harsh criticism and sparked outrage-- including from some of the victims' families.
Senator Richard Blumenthal, (D-CT) released a statement calling on all online vendors to take the game down.
"This abhorrent video game should be taken down from all websites immediately. This vile video game shocks our conscience and mocks common decency. Shamefully, as we approach the one-year anniversary of the Sandy Hook shooting, some still exploit this horrific tragedy. It's appalling and salacious, and it must stop."
The creator of the game, Ryan Jake Lambourn, has been defending himself on Twitter and in a series of tweets back and forth with the Twitter handle @TeamVickiSoto, reportedly run by relatives of slain Sandy Hook teacher Vicki Soto, he says the game is about the importance of gun control.
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