Zombie Industries – the same company that sells a mannequin meant for shooting practice that resembles President Obama – is at it again.
The target this time? A bleeding mannequin called “Gun Control Lobbyist.”
"As a pro gun control lobbyist, this guy spent his days milling around Washington D.C. distorting the truth about guns & violent crimes," the company's description reads, next to a photo of the target on its website. "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!"
Sen. Chris Murphy on Wednesday called the mannequin a "despicable" money-making ploy to portray knowledgeable, passionate people as villains.
In an open letter to Zombie Industries’ CEO Roger Davis, the Connecticut Democrat referred to the victims and families of the Newtown school shooting and asked that the company stop selling the mannequin. "This representation is incredibly offensive to both the victims of gun violence and the dedicated people who advocate for gun violence prevention, many of whom have lost loved ones to guns or are survivors themselves."
Davis could not immediately be reached. Along with the green Zombie target that resembles Obama, the company in May announced that it would discontinue its bleeding "ex-Girlfriend" shooting mannequin, redesigning it into something else.
The description of the “Gun Control Lobbyist” mannequin ends with a cautionary tale about the perils of not carrying heat: "One night while headed home, our friend found himself face to face with a viscous (sic) Zombie. 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 … he was about to become easy Zombie pray!"