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‘Active Shooter’ Game Sparks Major Backlash

“The last thing we need is a simulated training on school shootings,” said Andrew Pollack.

Tamia Heard

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The concept of a new computer video game has lawmakers and parents of school shooting victims outraged.

The forthcoming game will allow players to simulate an active shooter situation from the perspective of a SWAT team member or the shooter themselves. News of this game comes among the recent tragedies and fiery debates over gun control.

Active Shooter will release on June 6, just 19 days after the 23rd U.S. school shooting of 2018. Since news of the video game hit the market, thousands have expressed their anger and demand that the game be pulled.

Parents of victims of the Parkland, Fla. shooting this past February are among the voices advocating against the release of the video game.

Florida Senator Bill Nelson has also spoken out against the company and its plans to launch the game.

An online petition is urging Valve, an American video game developer, not to release the video game. There are over 85,000 signatures as of today.

Tamia Heard is a rising senior at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Tamia is majoring in communication studies with a journalism concentration. On her off days she loves a warm Saturday filled with college football and good food!

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