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  (Source: EA)
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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More trouble...
By Beenthere on 12/28/2012 1:25:35 AM , Rating: 0
Now we need to ban all subways and trains because they are deadly weapons...

http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/12/27/1620080...




RE: More trouble...
By DukeN on 12/28/2012 10:00:38 AM , Rating: 2
No, dimwit.

Subways and trains weren't designed to kill people.

Perhaps some of the most efficient killing machines (ie semi-automatic rifles, etc) should be regulated in terms of sale, or not be available for "public" consumption.


RE: More trouble...
By Kepler on 12/29/2012 12:09:09 AM , Rating: 2
If the president, senate, congress, etc...all have their security details give up their weapons, I'll start discussing giving up mine.

There is no reason the political elite should be allowed to protect themselves, but not me.


RE: More trouble...
By Donkey2008 on 12/29/2012 3:45:53 AM , Rating: 2
That is an excellent point. Although do you get death threats everyday like most high-profile politicians?


RE: More trouble...
By MZperX on 1/2/2013 12:15:28 PM , Rating: 2
You are calling others dimwits while displaying a lack of intelligence yourself. Nice. First of all the call to ban subway trains was obviously made in jest to illustrate the utter stupidity of banning firearms.

Secondly, you clearly have no idea about the right to keep and bear arms, its history, and the profound practical and philosophical importance it has. So, you have a choice of staying quiet and learning about the subject before attacking others, or continue to spout off and make yourself look like a buffoon...


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