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Sensenbrenner calls for Obama to denounce anti-NRA game

“Disturbing” video game urges players to shoot top National Rifle Association officials.

President Barack Obama should denounce a video game urging players to shoot at top National Rifle Association (NRA) officials, Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) today demanded.The game aims bullets to the heads of David Keene, NRA president, and Wayne LaPierre, executive vice president, and is promoted on a website called ‚??facepunch.‚?Ě

One scene depicts LaPierre giving a speech at a podium with a crosshair over his face, and allows users to shoot him in the head.

‚??As the conversation over gun violence continues to unfold in Washington and across the nation, I wanted to bring to your attention a disturbing new online video game,‚?Ě Sensenbrenner said in a letter to the president.

‚??Making threats against public figures who speak out either for or against gun control prevents us from having a reasonable, thoughtful debate,‚?Ě Sensenbrenner said. ‚??Although we may have strong disagreements on the best ways to reduce gun violence, it is my hope that we can both agree that video games targeting specific individuals who speak out on this issue, is counterproductive.‚?Ě

‚??I urge you to publicly denounce this video game.¬† Your voice can serve a powerful tool to emphasize the need for a civilized discussion,‚?Ě Sensenbrenner said.

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Audrey Hudson is an award-winning investigative journalist whose enterprise reporting has sparked numerous congressional investigations that led to laws signed by Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton. She won the prestigious Sigma Delta Chi award for Public Service in 2009 for her report on dangerous drug experiments by the federal government on war veterans, which prompted internal investigations and needed reforms within the Veterans Affairs Department. The report also captured first place for investigative reporting by the Washington, D.C. chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and was a finalist of the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences Webby Awards for news and politics. Her breaking stories have been picked up and followed by major news publications and periodicals, including Readers Digest, Washington Monthly, and The Weekly Standard, as well as The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and Washington Post. With nearly 20 years of experience in Washington as a newspaper reporter and as a Capitol Hill staffer for Western lawmakers, she will now lead Human Events‚?? coverage of energy and environmental issues. A native of Kentucky, Mrs. Hudson has worked inside the Beltway for nearly two decades -- on Capitol Hill as a Senate and House spokeswoman, and most recently at The Washington Times covering Congress, Homeland Security, and the Supreme Court. Audrey‚??s email is AHudson@EaglePub.Co

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