Artist Kent Sheely was pondering just that when he came up with these images, dropping the NES' iconic orange peripheral into a host of violent movie scenes.
According to a report from the College's newspaper, Saint Mary's University in Halifax, Nova Scotia has refused permission from students to put up a poster on campus because it featured a gun. A fake, plastic, video game gun from the 1980s.
It may have looked like something out of a more safety-conscious Star Trek episode, but Nintendo's Zapper was about as harmless as fake plastic guns can get.
Today's shooting gallery games take advantage of high-tech infrared sensors and cameras. Back in the days of the original Nintendo Entertainment System, things were much simpler.
CrunchGear points to this pretty amazing Duck Hunt NES zapper lamp that features not only a Duck Hunt lampshade and orange plastic zapper, but also a replica Duck Hunt cart made of cardboard.