Stores across the U.S. are stocking "zombie bullets" for sale in preparation for the "coming zombie apocalypse." The bullets, guaranteed to "vaporize zombie varmints," are manufactured by a Nebraska-based company, Hornady Manufacturing.
RT reports that Hornady Manufacturing, the largest independent producer of bullets in the world, says their Zombie Max bullets are the ideal response to the menace of flesh-eating zombies. The bullets are designed specially for those who want to be armed in preparation for the "zombie apocalypse." According to CBS Detroit, the company is careful to add the disclaimer that the live ammunition are " intended only to be used on targets" and not on any "human being, plant, animal, vegetable or mineral."
The company on its website, exhorts people:
“Be PREPARED – supply yourself for the Zombie Apocalypse with Zombie Max ammunition from Hornady! Loaded with PROVEN Z-Max bullets… MAKE DEAD PERMANENT!”
According to CBS Detroit, WWJ Newsradio 950 spoke with the company's representative Everett Deger. Deger assured that the bullets are real but they are meant to be used only on targets and not on people (or zombies).
According to Deger, the company president Steve Hornady, is a zombie movie fan and he came up with the idea of producing Zombie Max bullets (Z-Max bullets). Deger said: “After it gained some acceptance among some of us here in the company got on board with the idea we decided just to have some fun with a marketing plan that would allow us to create some ammunition designed for that... fictional world."
Deger explained that Zombie Max bullets are Hornady's most successful products. He said: “This is probably one of the only (product) launches that we’ve seen when people who are not in the hunting and shooting industry will go out and they will purchase this. I mean, I’ve heard of guys who buy it just because they think the packaging is cool and they set it on their cube and they don’t even own a gun. It has that sort of cross-market appeal, which I think is rare to find these days, where you can actually sell something that will transcend not just one market but go into several.”
RT reports that preparations for the "zombie apocalypse" is not limited to provision of "Zombie Max ammunition" alone. WCNC reports that a Zombie Survival Class is being offered in Conover and about a dozen people have paid between $50 and $75 for the survival course.
According to WCNC, Jack Simons, Jr., the course creator, said: "We focus on self-defense, firearms and how to handle apocalyptic situations. It could be anything from a nuclear bomb to a hurricane to an enemy invasion." He stressed that the course is basically a survival course with a zombie theme.
Recent violent cannibalistic attacks by persons believed to be under the influence of drugs have triggered zombie conspiracies across the U.S. and from all evidence the nation is in the middle of an "undead" alert.