As if we didn’t already have enough gun violence in America, along comes Zombie Industries with a series of shooting targets, dummies made up to look like those who support gun safety laws, one of which is the president of the United States.
Everything wrong with the gun industry and its allies can be summed up in what Zombie Industries is selling.
We already know the gun industry and its front group, the National Rifle Association, are completely irresponsible, refusing to consider even modest proposals to curb gun violence including universal background checks, something the NRA supported a decade ago. Zombie Industries squares the circle.
So, for $89.95, you can buy “Al” a human torso dummy that resembles Al Sharpton. When shot, the life-size dummy “bleeds.”
The company offers a disclaimer saying the dummy “represents fictitious characters” then tells the dummy’s back story this way: “Poor Al he was a Sharp guy…”
Sharpton, an African-American ordained minister who hosts MSNBC’s popular “Politics Nation” has been an outspoken supporter for sensible gun safety laws. He called out Zombie Industries on his show after the company exhibited a dummy in the likeness of President Obama at the NRA’s national convention.
We haven’t had enough gun violence directed at presidents?
Another dummy target, presented as a “gun control lobbyist, the most dangerous zombie in the USA today,” no doubt thrilled the NRA’s Wayne LaPierre.
This isn’t funny. This isn’t good clean fun. It represents the basest, most disgusting underbelly of America’s gun culture, appealing to the sick fantasies of some who would love to turn their weapons on anyone who knows gun safety legislation saves lives.