February 4, 2013

Via Little Green Footballs, the video above is from Zombie Industries, the makers of "bleeding" zombies, including one named "Rocky," that LGF refers to as "Obama effigies." Below is a promo for "Zombie Night" at an indoor shooting range February 12th that will be using the "Rocky" ("Barocky" is how LGF refers to it) in the dark, with a fog machine running, and strobe lights.

Probably plenty of wingnuts likely with lots of assault-style weapons, large capacity magazines, in the dark, with vision further obscured by fog machines and strobe lights shooting up "Obama effigies." What could possibly go wrong?

Right wingers have been trying for years now to gin up violence against Obama, with the use of violent or racist rhetoric, as well as effigies. But when called out on it, they simply refuse to take responsibility: "We were just kidding, don't be so sensitive!" (Just to cover their bases, they also sell Zombie Ex-Girlfriends. Chilling.)

This is the sort of activity that the NRA wants to protect with objections to limiting magazine capacity. Who needs 100 round magazines (or more!) for self-defense in their home? Besides members of the mafia, or other crime and drug czars, that is. The NRA cares more about your "right" to blow effigies of your president to bits more than it cares about the safety of America's children, and the only thing it cares more about than that is the money that its members send them.

Our Founding Fathers couldn't possibly have had shoot 'em up nights at the shooting range with bleeding zombies in mind when the 2nd Amendment was written. The majority of Americans support a ban on high-capacity clips. This Zombie Night promo just reaffirms for me that the NRA and Mr. LaPierre are completely disconnected from the people they claim to be looking out for.

We absolutely don't need any more 6 and 7-year-olds dying to protect Zombie Night.


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