Zombie Industries debuts ‘Gun Control Lobbyist’ shooting target

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This screenshot from Zombie Industries' website shows its latest product: the Zombie Gun Control Lobbyist shooting target
This screenshot from Zombie Industries' website shows its latest product: the Zombie Gun Control Lobbyist shooting target

Gun control advocates are the latest target practice persona for Zombie Industries’ line of controversial products. The company specializes in zombie shooting targets—which all come with a back story and a proposed reason to shoot at them.

Zombie Industries’ website promotes the gun control lobbyist target as an ignorant enemy of the Second Amendment:

As a pro gun control lobbyist, this guy spent his days milling around Washington D.C. distorting the truth about guns & violent crimes.  He not only believed that firearms should only be in movies, he honestly thought law-abiding citizens had no right to protect themselves, their neighbors, or their nation against violent attackers.

The site goes on to describe the circumstances of the fake lobbyist’s death: “Being that he believed firearms served no purpose in self-defense, he was unarmed and knew he set himself up for something worse than becoming a victim,” adding that he became a zombie “that is just begging to be put down.”

The product was originally marketed with a photo of actual gun safety advocates on the company’s website, Buzzfeed reported. It appears that image was since removed. Virginia Tech shooting survivor Colin Goddard issued a public statement against it, tweeting at the company that he would like his image taken down.

Zombie Industries is not new to controversy: in May, they debuted a target that bore a strong resemblance to President Obama. The company denied the accusations and said, in a statement to msnbc, that they are selling the product to prove that they do not “discriminate against African-Americans.”

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Zombie Industries debuts 'Gun Control Lobbyist' shooting target

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