‘Thoughts and prayers’ are no match against gun crime in this online game

Game inviting players to stop mass shootings with thoughts and prayers alone highlights the ‘complete ridiculousness’ of political inaction, say developers

In the wake of the Orlando mass shooting, dozens of politicians have made public statements offering their thoughts and prayers for the victims and their families, as they did after San Bernardino, Charleston, Sandy Hook and the long and depressing back-catalogue of mass shootings in the US.

But, a trio of game developers want to point out that thoughts and prayers are no match for assault rifles like the AR-15, which critics have called the weapon of choice for terrorists and mass murderers.

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