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Recent shootings were the cause for removing the links

Electronic Arts, better known as EA, has pulled the links to real weapon sales sites from its "Medal of Honor" Web page. EA's "Medal of Honor" site has traditionally partnered with weapons companies, since the game features these real weapons available for purchase.

The reason behind this is pretty obvious if you've heard about recent shootings in the U.S. The most recent occurred in a Newtown, Connecticut elementary school where 26 children and school staff were killed by gunfire. Before that, a man shot and killed many people in an Aurora, Colorado theater.

Due to these recent tragedies, the National Rifle Association pointed the finger at movies and video games for adding to the culture of violence in the U.S.

"There exists in this country, sadly, a callous, corrupt and corrupting shadow industry that sells and stows violence against its own people," said NRA vice president Wayne LaPierre.

"Medal of Honor" was originally published by EA Games in 1999, where much of the series takes place in World War II. The newer versions mainly focus on modern warfare.

Back in 2010, the "Medal of Honor" was banned from the military due to multiplayer Taliban characters featured in the game. Just last month, seven Navy SEALs were charged and punished for releasing confidential information to EA during the making of "Medal of Honor: Warfighter." The seven Navy SEALs consist of two Senior Chief Special Operators and five Chief Special Operators, which all received letters of reprimand and a cut of half their pay for two months.

Sources: BBC News, SeattlePI

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RE: Ridiculous...
By dark matter on 12/27/2012 7:10:17 PM , Rating: 1
You sound like a proper nutjob yourself mate. I'd be happy to see your right to an assault rifle taken away.

If you react like that because a company decides to follow PR advice, so not to attract attention to itself, then God help anyone in your path if you get really pissed at something.

Relax, take a deep breath. Jerk.

RE: Ridiculous...
By MZperX on 1/2/2013 11:56:55 AM , Rating: 2
Project much? Actually, you sound like an unstable person what with being glad about the prospect of people losing their rights? That's pretty sick you know. Would you be glad about us losing our right to free speech, or the right to worship as our conscience dictates, or the right to not be subjected to warrantless search & seizure? Or perhaps you would rejoice about people losing their right to vote? See what your statements above make you sound like? A pretty disturbed individual... The 2nd Amendment is no less important than any of the others. That's why it's in the Bill of Rights and that's why it will stay there. Millions of our countrymen and women fought, bled, and died to protect it for us and future generations. Or are you saying their lives were meaningless?

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