NRA Fires Back at Washington Post Piece on Wii Zapper, Toy Guns

In November, GamePolitics cited a Washington Post article which related the launch of the gun-like Wii Zapper peripheral to long-standing parental angst over toy weapons.

Apparently the National Rifle Association took issue with the WaPo’s view. The January issue of Americs’s First Freedom, an NRA magazine, features this commentary:

In a recent story, the Washington Post declared that violence stems from toy guns. The latest toy to draw the wrath of the gun-banners at the paper? The Nintendo Wii, which comes with a futuristic-looking “blaster.”

The paper uses the release of this toy to bash various toy firearms that have been introduced over the decades. They go after everything from your child’s cap gun to your kid’s Super Soaker…

“It seems like the Post will look anywhere to try and find solutions to violent crime… even your child’s toy box,” [NRA president Wayne] LaPierre added. “The only place they seem afraid to mention is a jail cell, which is where the solution lies.”

GP: Big thanks to longtime GamePolitics reader illspirit for the tip!

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