... of the Used, Abused, and Utterly Screwed Up.

A Secular Franciscan looks at the world... with a more jaundiced eye than ever... and lots of ellipses for you to fill in the missing text...
(with thanks to Thomas S. Klise for the title)







Saturday, February 04, 2012

It had to happen




Hornady, a manufacturer of firearm ammunition, is riding the wave of the zombie craze with their new Zombie Max ammunition in various calibres, "just in case".

As someone who has always been interested in the zombie genre (along with vampires, werewolves and mummies - the traditional horror genres) even before the current zombie craze took hold, I have to laugh and be amused at this, and the various commercials for them (check YouTube to see them). (Serious adult hat on) As a person interested in shooting, and a responsible member of the public, I do think that making these things seem real, even in a tongue-in-cheek manner, isn't a great idea. There are too many people out in The Real World (TRW) who are too easily influenced by social memes, and too many, shall we say 'close to the edge' people who are just looking for some sign of the impending collapse of society, and others who already truly believe in zombies, that this may send them over the edge. I know, it's a tempest in a teapot really and I shouldn't be taking it seriously, but if even one innocent person gets hurt it's one person too many. And the serious-minded anti-gun folk are always looking for another reason to hate guns and want them banned.(Serious adult hat off)

But it's still quite funny, really...


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