Shame on You! NRA Supports Ex-Girlfriend Shooting Target

Posted on May 8 2013 - 6:54pm by Katelyn Connor

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Did you know that “domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women — more than car accidents, muggings, and rapes combined”?

Did you know that one third of female murder victims are killed by a romantic partner?

Did you know that the risk for a woman’s violent death skyrockets 270% when a gun is kept in the house?

Did you know the NRA is endorsing an “ex-girlfriend” target that bleeds when you shoot it?

As if violence against women isn’t a predominant issue.

“The Ex” vendor was present at the NRA convention in Houston this weekend, featuring this target in a pamphlet. The company, Zombie Industries, is known for its realistic targets that bleed when shot.

The company features fifteen targets, fourteen male and one female. There was another male zombie whose uncanny resemblance to President Obama got it taken down by the NRA.  Although the website states, “To discriminate against Women by not having them represented in our product selection would be just plain sexist,” to have the one female be “the ex” doesn’t necessarily help the national statistic on violence against women.

Today, three women will be killed by an intimate partner in the United States. It’s time the NRA focused more on the gun control laws and less on their targets.

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  1. Les Boulder May 9, 2013 at 12:20 am - Reply

    Stick to women who deserve it, like Julia Roberts and Winona Ryder.

  2. van May 9, 2013 at 12:27 am - Reply

    is it true that nra members nuckles drag on the ground when they walk

  3. Brent May 9, 2013 at 7:21 pm - Reply

    Shame on you, Katelyn Connor. These shooting targets are supposed to represent fictional, undead, brain-eating monsters.
    They are silly novelty products taking advantage of the zombie craze. The fact that the company chose to market the female zombie target as “the ex” is in poor taste, I’ll give you that.
    I looked at their site and I see they have targets named “Chris” and “Leo”. I highly doubt they are advocating violence towards men named Christopher or Leonard.
    There are hundreds of booths at NRA events. One booth was purchased by a company that sells a product that features an tacky name. You make it sound as if the NRA handed these out at the door. A little bit of a reach on your part, and the fact that you slapped a bunch of statistics on your smear job doesn’t make it any more legitimate.

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