It's no secret that the NRA doesn't agree with the gun legislation President Obama has endorsed in the wake of the Newtown school shooting in December. However, a political disagreement isn't the same as a threat, even when the topic is gun rights. To prove this, the NRA has gone to great lengths to distance itself from a few of the more disturbing aspects of the U.S. gun culture.
This week, BuzzFeed is reporting that the NRA has asked Zombie Industries to remove a specific mannequin target from its booth at the NRA Annual Meeting last weekend. A booth-worker for the company told the publication that an NRA representative asked them to remove the mannequin because it looks too much like President Barack Obama.
Zombie Industries sells mannequin targets styled to look like zombies. The targets are life-sized and "bleed" pink goo when shot. The questionable mannequin is dubbed the "Rocky Zombie," and does resemble the current U.S. president, despite being a bright shade of green.
Zombie Industries sells over a dozen different zombie mannequin target models, including a boar, a wolf, a kangaroo, a clown, a "nazi," and a "terrorist" that greatly resembles Osama bin Laden.
The company's zombies were featured last year in an episode of the Discovery Channel reality TV show Sons of Guns:
Zombie Industries has also posted some demonstration videos to YouTube:
(Image courtesy Zombie Industries)