Shooting a dog in the face and shooting a ten year old in the face are two completely different things. I wouldn't be bothered by it but a lot of people would plus R* said no kids ever.
I still don't understand why people are bothered by this. It's a video game. You are aware that no one is actually being killed when you shoot people in video games, yes? We do all kinds of terrible things to adults in video games, but if it's a kid suddenly that's wrong. What is the difference? It's just pixels on a screen.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UIbu3wJDmVQ - New gaming series My podcast: hulkshare.com/inferiorminds