NRA Practice rangeIs now the best time for a National Rifle Association (NRA) 3D shooting game? We’d suggest not. But that hasn’t stopped the US group from launching NRA: Practice Range for iOS.

The game, whose release comes as the US continues to debate changes to its gun laws, is billed as “the NRA’s new mobile nerve centre”.

That means a mixture of news, legal advice, safety tips and educational materials.

Oh, and the 3D shooting mini-game which claims to instil “safe and responsible ownership through fun challenges and realistic simulations” by testing out nine “true-to-life firearms” on three virtual shooting ranges.

Critics of the NRA will bridle at the fact that players of the game – age-rated 4+ on Apple’s App Store – can also pay $0.99 via in-app purchase to unlock an MK11 sniper rifle.

Developer MEDL Mobile produced the app for the NRA.