Sandy Hook slaying video game doubles as anti-gun promo
A grisly online video game that allows players to reenact the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting drew heated criticism Tuesday from relatives of one of the victims.
The game, entitled ‘The Slaying of Sandy Hook Elementary School’, allows players to retrace the footsteps of shooter Adam Lanza as he picks up a Glock handgun and fires bullets at the body of his mother asleep on her bed.
After being encouraged by the game to “shoot again” and “just make sure” and “one last time,” players are instructed to retrieve an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle and proceed to the Sandy Hook Elementary School.
From here, players can engage in a shooting spree, just like the one that the residents of Newtown, Connecticut, experienced on the morning of December 14, 2013.
Family members of Victoria Soto, a teacher who was killed in the shooting, condemned the game on Twitter, according to the Hartford Courant.