An online video game was recently created by an Australian developer named Ryan Jake Lambourn that lets players be the shooter in the Sandy Hook shooting. The name of the game is The Slaying of Sandy Hook Elementary and it has caused anger and fury throughout the online community. When the player first starts the game, they are prompted to collect the guns that were used in the shooting. Then the player is prompted to shoot and kill their mother. FInally, the player is then taken to Sandy Hook elementary where they are meant to reenact the terrible tragedies that took place on December 14th, 2012.
The game has angered most people but Lambourn claims the game was meant to send a message about gun control policies. Lambourn claims the game has a strong pro-gun control message and was not intended to mock the dead or disrespect the families of the victims. Whether this game was intended to entertain or send a message about gun control, it brings up the issue of how far video games should be able to go.