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MoreAltitude 11-25-2012 05:25 AM

Went to a gun show today and stood toe-to-toe with a huge assortment of zombie related death tools. At one table a guy was selling shovel handles with spikes, mace's, etc etc.. Now I've seen and heard about a lot of zombie tv shows and movies recently, but for someone "NOT" in the know, what is the zombie apocalypse stuff about??? Survivalist stuff???

eltoro 11-25-2012 08:02 AM

Simple answer
 
The zombies are we the people ! And a way for people to prepare for a disaster. Now imagine if the government comes out and says we plan on killing people for being upset for a attack on our constitution.

This year on Halloween the government had ZOMBIE TRAINING :eek:

Well what I am prepared for is what ever happen "hurricane, Earth quake, riots, home invader, and a SHTF situation :cool: " I guess ZOMBIES fall under SHTF LOL ;)

Now some people well they are just that some people and will always be some people and if we did have a ZOMBIE OUTBREAK well they would be like the guy in the zombieland movie laying dead in his hummer with a back seat full of guns ! Just because you have them doesn't mean you know how to use them ;)

Here is the link to zombie training article http://www.defensenews.com/article/20120917/TSJ01/309170011/Military-Government-Train-Using-Zombie-Crisis-Scenario

mountainskytop 11-25-2012 10:30 AM

This ZOMBIE stuff is the most ridiculous thing I have ever seen related to firearms! It's all sort of juvenile IMHO! Lol

lbwar15 11-25-2012 11:48 AM

It's just referring to any type of disaster situation. People just say zombies because if your ready for zombies your ready for anything.

purehavoc 11-25-2012 12:09 PM

The zombie stuff is just to bring in more sales. With the way Obama has his been helping all these businesses shut their doors everyone needs extra sales.

robocop10mm 11-25-2012 12:23 PM

One way of thinking is "Zombies" are literally the walking dead. Infected people returned from the dead.
Another way of thinking is "Zombies" are lawless people capable of mayhem, lacking any sort of human qualities. Two legged wolves that kill, rape and plunder at will. Kind of a SHTF scenario.

KG7IL 11-25-2012 02:23 PM

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This ZOMBIE stuff is the most ridiculous thing I have ever seen related to firearms! It's all sort of juvenile IMHO! Lol

You take it much too lightly. Here is your tip of the day.

SSGN_Doc 11-25-2012 03:29 PM

The zombie thing evolved from a few things.

On Internet gun forums as far back as 10 years ago people would use "zombie" instead of "bad guy" when saying he wanted a gun for self defense as a way of dehumanizing an intruder or mob of people after a disaster or social unrest. It was kind of a thinly veiled attempt at being politically correct. Then when the assault weapons ban went into sunset the term was used more.

Then came hurricane Katrina. There were mobs of people and looters and law enforcement gaps an breakdowns. People now had a demonstrated circumstance where such firepower could be a comfort and an essential survival tool.

FEMA caught some wind of the term being tosses around and in typical governmental misunderstanding of social trends they took it a but out if context. But they put a positive spin on it and when they put out a guide for people to make disaster preparedness kits for their own regional likely disaster they mad the kit generic by calling it a Zombie preparedness kit. They stated that if your family was ready for zombies then they could weather a storm, earthquake, floods, tornadoes, etc. for a few day I a couple if weeks until logistics were put back in order.

Then the gun market decided to jump on the band wagon and make products for the new government recommended kit that were left off the governments list (no firearms or ammo were in the FEMA list).
Hollywood caught some if the zombie buzz and began ramping up on zombie shows.

Next thing you know almost no one knows how we got all these zombie products and shows.

mountainskytop 11-25-2012 05:20 PM

As much as I find this ZOMBIE craze ridiculous and also humorous, I am well equipped to take on ZOMBIES as well as enraged elephants! Lol

MoreAltitude 11-25-2012 06:11 PM

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Well now I get it, makes more sense now. Although I'm still laughing at the gun show vendors selling pitchforks and spiked instruments at ridiculous prices, seeing that if SHTF i could make all that stuff in my tool shed faster than I could buy it at the show and bring it home. To each his own. My zombie defense plan is as follows...


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