The above still was taken from the Flash game The Slaying Of Sandy Hook Elementary. Click here to play. Although one wonders why one would unless one was a very sick individual. Or wanted insight into the mind of Australian game designer Ryan Lambourn. Mr. Lambourn created the game as anti-gun agitprop. “Here we are, a year after the Sandy Hook shootings, in which 26 people were killed, 20 of which were first-graders, and absolutely nothing positive has come out of it,” Mr. Ryan opines in an audio clip provided with the game. “I’m someone who rarely follows the news, so these [new games] have been a constant reminder of just how commonplace mass shootings and school shootings have become.” So the Flashy gun control bloody shirt waver doesn’t read the news. Quelle surprise. It gets worse . . .
Not content to
encourage sick bastards to reenact horrific mass murder exploit unfathomable tragedy to argue for civilian disarmament Ryan wants to undermine gun rights advocates who suggest that an armed teacher would have saved lives at Sandy Hook and other state-sponsored “gun-free zones.” Indiestatic.com:
There’s another mode called “Eagletears.” The guns are back, and at first, there doesn’t appear to be any difference to the Historical mode. In fact, there’s only one change. Now the teachers are armed with pistols and shoot back, but don’t manage to be very effective in stopping the killer.
As TTAG proved in our post-Newtown school shooting simulation study, that’s simply not true. Then again, what’s truth got to do with it? And while we’re asking questions, can you imagine the media shitstorm if a pro-gun group had created a game that did show teachers stopping the Sandy Hook spree killing—but not before, say, ten children were slaughtered in vivid hues?
It’s interesting to see how the mainstream media deals with The Slaying Of Sandy Hook Elementary. The story is catnip to the anti-gun caterwaulers. How do they deal with the wrong game for the right reasons? The usually bellicose nydailynews.com is strangely short on outrage, and ready, willing and able to repeat Ryan’s ridiculous self-righteous rants. To their credit, even the huffingtonpost.com is a tad—if not entirely—huffy.
It’s sad, really. On the other side of the aisle, here’s foxnews.com‘s take:
Families of the victims nevertheless told Hearst Connecticut Newspapers they found the game repugnant.
“It’s absolutely disgusting that somebody thinks this is funny,” said Donna Soto, a Stratford mom whose late daughter, Victoria, 27, was awarded the Presidential Citizens Medal for shielding her students from the gunfire during the rampage.
“We’re all suffering. All the families are suffering. We’re coming up on December. My daughter’s birthday just passed. It just adds insult to the suffering that we’re dealing with. It’s just incomprehensible that someone would think this kind of thing is wanted.”
Shame on this man and any and all of those who support him. [h/t Valter]