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.

What do you think about the game and what the creator has to say? Check out the tweets below and share your thoughts with us on Twitter @BretBaier or on Facebook at Facebook.com/BretBaierSR

 

How you can help Newtown

Like all of you, the staff of Special Report has been grieving for the families of the Newtown, CT. We were deeply saddened to learn of the senseless acts of violence that occurred on Friday at Sandy Hook Elementary School. We continue to try to cover the story in a way that is compassionate and with the families, friends and neighbors of the victims in mind. Whenever something like this happens we ask why--


 


Our hearts go out to the people of Newtown-- to the families of the victims-- 20 beautiful children, their teachers and principal, and the Lanza family--and we will continue to keep them in our thoughts and in our prayers. We also keep the first responders in our prayers as they were quick to respond to the scene and witnessed something no human being should ever have to see.


 


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