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May 06 2013

Whee, look at all the blood

Oh, ew. Sometimes people are so gross that I’d prefer to be a tortoise. Like the people who made Obama-resembling targets to sell at gun conventions. You can see the images at Talking Points Memo – I don’t want them garbaging up this place.

It’s disgusting, that kind of shit, but it’s also dangerous. Whipping up people’s murderous rages is dangerous, because guess what, sometimes people act on their murderous rages.

At its convention in Houston, over the weekend, the National Rifle Association asked a vendor to take down a mannequin target that looked like President Barack Obama, Buzzfeed reported on Sunday. 

The vendor, Zombie Industries, produces “life-sized tactical mannequin” targets that “bleed” when shot. Photographs of the company’s booth at the convention taken by Buzzfeed show that the company had several sample mannequins displayed for sale, including a clown, a “terrorist,” and a Nazi.

“Someone from the NRA came by and asked us to remove it” a Zombie Industries booth worker told BuzzFeed, referring to the company’s “Bleeding Rocky Zombie” target. “They thought it looked too much like President Obama.”

Buzzfeed asked the worker if the resemblance was intentional.

“Let’s just say I gave my Republican father one for Christmas,” the worker replied.

Oh hahahaha, that’s so funny.

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  1. 1
    Eneraldo Carneiro

    Yeah. So funny. If it was in a Black Panther, or Communist Party Convention, EVERYONE involved would be in Guantanamo Bay in orange suits faster than they could spell Obama..

  2. 2
    Tracey

    Stupid Palin put rifle sights on Gabby Gifford’s face, and some lunatic shot her (and killed 9 people). Nope, can’t see how a target resembling Obama could POSSIBLY go wrong… @@

  3. 3
    A Hermit

    TPM’s is one of my go-to sites for political news…

    They’re now reporting the same company makes a similar bleeding target dummy; a scantily clad female version they call “The Ex…”

    Sick fucks. That’s really all I can say.

  4. 4
    kestra

    Apparently, this figurine used to be brown skinned and called “Barocky”, and that was too much even for this paragon of free market enterprise. Rocky-the-green-skinned-totally-not-the-President-zombie is version 2 of their sooper seekrit racist product line.

    Also, Augh, Ughal, Ugh, the only female figurine in their catalogue is called “The Ex”, and is wearing a skimpy white blouse that has been left open to reveal a completely inadequate bright pink bra and perfectly preserved zombie boobies. Ugh ugh ugh augh where is the MF brain bleach?!!!!

  5. 5
    doubtthat

    OBAMA IS TAKING ALL OUR GUNS AND RIGHTS!!!

    You can tell by the fact that we have rallies where we show off our guns and pretend to murder likenesses of the president.

    /Derp

  6. 6
    Robert B.

    All these people who want to play at shooting the president probably consider themselves more American than gay liberal atheists like me, too. *le sigh*

  7. 7
    Rebekah, the Wily Jew

    @eneraldocarneiro

    This comment exemplifies what I hate about the current state of Anglo-American left politics:

    Yeah. So funny. If it was in a Black Panther, or Communist Party Convention, EVERYONE involved would be in Guantanamo Bay in orange suits faster than they could spell Obama..

    To preface, this company with their target dummies is thoroughly loathsome. “The Ex” actually disturbs me more because right or wrong violence towards effigies of political figures has a long pedigree in the English-speaking tradition. Violent misogynistic fantasies are much more likely to have real consequences than anti-Obama antics. But now for what I see as a paranoid, evidence-free response from Eneraldo:

    To date Guantanamo has been used for one type of prisoner: foreign Muslims suspected of aiding Islamic terrorism and/or fighting against the UN mission in Afghanistan. The only way a Black Panther or Communist could end up in Guantanamo is if they were engaged in such activities and were not an American citizen, particularly unlikely with African-Americans. No left-wing militant of any stripe, nor any American citizen for any crime has been sent there from the United States. Your comment is not borne out by any evidence. It is 100% paranoid rhetoric, on par with the “death panels” nonsense.

    Besides given your comment I would not be surprised if you loath Obama for various left-wing reasons (e.g. drones, economic policy, illegal immigration) but with the same ultimate intensity as these right-wing nuts.

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