Nevada officials defend incentives for video game firm
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Top Nevada economic development officials are defending a decision to offer incentives to a video game company under attack by the National Rifle Association.
NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre has cited Take-Two Interactive Software Inc.'s "Grand Theft Auto" game while arguing that curtailing violent video games is more important than gun control.
Last month, the Nevada Economic Development Board approved a plan to invest $600,000 in tax dollars toward the New York-based company's plans to relocate a quality assurance group to Las Vegas.
Gov. Brian's Sandoval's economic development director, Steve Hill, told the Las Vegas Sun that he's happy Take-Two chose to move 150 high-paying jobs to Las Vegas.
He says it's unfair to imply a correlation between the kinds of games Take-Two makes and gun violence.