How quickly do you think you could turn the murder of dozens of kids into an object of entertainment? Most of us would be too horrified to try. For some unethical game designers, it took no time at all.
The Slaying of Sandy Hook Elementary School is a new game which allows players to walk in shooter Adam Lanza’s footsteps on the day of the Sandy Hook Elementary school massacre. The controversial game takes players through the horrific shootings of 26 children and adults, followed by a “score.” The game has been posted on numerous websites, but it has already been banned from one.
Australian resident and creator of the game, Ryan Jake Lambourn has reportedly caused “deep anger and fury” among families of the victims and survivors of the dreadful massacre. He claims that the game is meant to reinforce “gun safety,” but the angered people opposing the vile game say the message couldn’t be any clearer. Family members of Victoria Soto, a teacher shot dead while protecting her students, are demanding the game’s removal from the internet completely.
The family tweeted Lambourn Monday:
“Please tell us how playing a game that recreates how Vicki died would be beneficial? Please tell us.”
“Sure, but you’d learn more by playing it.'”
Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) told the Hartford Courant he hopes the “very disturbed person who could think of something like this sees the cruelty of what he’s done and stops it.”
Refusing to back down, he tweeted:
“The liberals don’t like me because I’ve disrespected the dead. The conservatives don’t like me because of the gun control message. The conspiracy theorists don’t like me because it risks informing people of what happened. And the trolls don’t like me because it wasn’t edgy enough.”
h/t: NY Daily News