Zombie Industries isn’t really what you’d call politically correct. And they don’t seem to give a damn, either. They’ve caught all kinds of hell for their “bleeding” targets. They’re just a little too real for some hoplophobes (and, let’s be honest, some shooters) to countenance. ZI mostly makes (surprise!) zombie-esque targets, but they’ve strayed into some slightly more realistic designs occasionally. Some think this one looks a little too much like a certain commander in chief. Anyway, their latest offering is raising still more hackles . . .
They call it, the Gun Control Lobbyist and it’s dressed in a conservative grey Brooks Brothers suit and telegenic blue tie. Here’s how ZI describes it (right after the requisite disclaimer that “any resemblance to actual persons (living or dead), events or locales is entirely coincidental”):
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. He chronically ignored facts and bi-partisan crime statistics that disproved his anti-gun beliefs and would often base his arguments on pure emotion. Despite being a self-proclaimed expert on the subject, his actual working knowledge of firearms and their capabilities was completely non-existent; he even erroneously thought that banning cosmetic features on some firearms would have an effect on people’s safety levels. What’s worse is that he was even prone to exploiting victims of heinous crimes just to try and further his own political agenda. In other words, he was a real scumbag with no appreciation for the US Constitution or respect for an individual’s freedom!
Being the preening narcissist that he is, Brady Campaign poster boy Colin Goddard was apparently sure Zombie Industries used his chiseled visage as the muse for their new oozing target. He also tweeted at them, asking them to pull his pic from the background photo ZI uses, since, as he points out, he’s already been shot (in the Virginia Tech massacre).
According to this post at buzzfeed.com, Goddard now thinks that maybe the target was really patterned after his boss, Dan Gross. To us, it looks more like Ronald Reagan than anyone at the Brady Campaign, but what the hell do we know? We’re just tickled that a leaky piece of plastic has managed to work its way so far under Colin Goddard’s skin.