Special ammunition optimised for fighting zombies is selling like hot cakes in the USA, according to reports, following sensational media coverage of incidents involving flesh-eating and similar undead-esque behaviour.
In particular, fears of an imminent zombie plague were stoked by the recent case of Rudy Eugene. The 31-year-old was shot dead by police officers in Miami last month while chewing on another man’s face — presumably in an attempt to get at his brain. Other vaguely similar incidents have been dredged up and conflated with this by various media outlets to produce a tenuous undead-apocalypse theme.
All this has apparently been extremely fortunate for US ammo maker Hornady, which last October brought out its
Zombie Max line of cartridges (
make dead permanent). We hear courtesy of WWJ Detroit that Zombie Max rounds are flying off the gun-shop shelves — via redwolf.newsvine.com