In a letter to the NRA’s Wayne LaPierre and Apple CEO Tim Cook Tuesday, Sen. Chris Murphy criticized them for “horrible timing” and called on them to change the rating on NRA: Practice Range, an app released Sunday that lets users fire with 9 different firearms, including military-style weapons like M-16s and AK-47s.
The rating is now 12+:
The rating alone, however, is not all that Murphy took issue with in regards to this game, which he learned of exactly one month after the Newtown Massacre. “Your organizations can play a role in beginning to change the culture of violence and gun glorification that plagues our society, by recognizing that selling this type of ‘game’ contributes to the problem,” Murphy wrote. He also described the game as a “clumsy attempt to sanitize the role of military weapons,” arguing that “attempting to bring these guns into the mainstream as sport weapons masks their true purpose, which is to kill people.”
This post has been updated to reflect changes.