Zombies have been a whispered about topic in recent weeks after a few bizarre and horrifying high-profile incidents hit the news involving cannibalism and attacks attributed to the newish drug known as bath salts. (The CDC even addressed the issue of zombies in a statement.)
While everyone (for the most part) doesn’t really believe in zombies, the similarities between the profile of the attacks and the hallmarks of zombie films cannot be ignored. Flesh eating, imperviousness or lack of concern toward severe bodily injury and growling are all behaviors we’ve come to associate with our walking dead tropes, so it’s natural some enterprising businessperson would take advantage of the viral headlines. (Heh, viral.)
Are you surprised that there are places now marketing zombie bullets as a just-in-case or curiosity following the several stories in recent weeks that seem to involve walker-like behavior?
According to CBS News, Hornady Manufacturing is doing just that, shilling ammo as particularly well-suited for taking down shooting-resistant zombies, and the company’s site proclaims:
“Be PREPARED – supply yourself for the Zombie Apocalypse with Zombie Max ammunition from Hornady! Loaded with PROVEN Z-Max bullets… MAKE DEAD PERMANENT!”
Hornady’s spokesman Everett Deger explains that the bullets are for shooting targets, not people, dead or alive. Of the zombie bullets, he says:
“After it gained some acceptance among some of us here in the company got on board with the idea we decided just to have some fun with a marketing plan that would allow us to create some ammunition designed for that … fictional world.”
Does anyone know if any states have stand your ground against zombies laws?