A friend alerts me to the following video advertisement from a well known and heretofore respectable ammunition manufacturer. The company in question is apparently doing their best to discourage the sort of "responsible gun ownership" the pro-gun crowd is adamant about.
There are several problems here.
First, the ad encourages poor weapons handling. Running, jumping, and then rolling over a car bonnet with a charged handgun (the ad suggests no safety mech is used) is a very good way to injure or kill yourself or others. A handgun's small size and short barrel demand very careful control because it is easy to misdirect. Moving your hand a few centimetres translates into a much wider arc a very short distance away, endangering anyone within that arc. Add a light trigger and the thing could very easily involuntarily discharge in all that leaping about. You'd think an ammunition company would get this.
Second, it suggests shooting at unarmed human targets is an acceptable thing to do. Zombies or not, normalising people as targets has absolutely no place in responsible civilian firearms use and ownership.
Third, this Zombie ammo is explicitly 'targeted' at Walter Mitty fantasists, or as my firearms retailing friend calls them, Kombat Wombats. These are the civilian gun nuts who pretty themselves up like a JTF-2 assaulter and accessorize with "cool" looking tactical shotguns and whatever other Parkerized steel and black-furnitured firearms are presently legal in Canada.
I'm sure more than a few would agree that these are not the people you want to possess firearms. Might even be the sorts you want to have to register their firearms. Selling lethal ammunition dressed up as a novelty gimmick certainly doesn't help the gun lobby or the Conservative case in any country.
Rev.Paperboy adds: Speaking of zombies