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This week’s column is about the ZOMBIE craze. 

On May 18, 2011, Joshua Miller, Fox News reported the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention posted on line “Preparedness 101: Zombie Apocalypse.”  

It was a tactic used by the agency to get citizens prepared for emergencies.  The posting written by Assistant Surgeon General Ali Khan, tells readers how to get ready for flesh-eating zombies.

Zombies, like in the movies “Resident Evil” and “Night of the Living Dead,” are humans who get infected, die and then come back to life.  

So, like an unstoppable infectious disease, people can prepare for it and hopefully survive. The posting was used to get people thinking and prepare for any emergency crisis on a mass scale.

Now it is July 2012 and the Zombie preparedness has hit all the marketing aspects of the firearms world.  

Just to name a few;  Ruger is marketing a LCP “Zombie Slayer” Package, .380 ACP Semi-Automatic Pistol, Hornday a leading ammunition manufacture is producing Zombie Max Bullets.

Otis is selling Firearm Zombie Cleaning Kits with Special Zombie cleaning fluid, and the list goes on from Zombie Targets to Survival Guides.

Now with the current political situation taking place within the government, rumors of possible gun confiscation, and citizen losing their constructional rights has caused turmoil and panic to many.  

What does this all mean?  

People in general have always been afraid of the end of time, from Biblical Prophecy, The Atomic Age, and Infectious Disease.  

People in general want to survive.  So Zombie Apocalypse is in way a joke but the laughable fear is real.  

Thousands of dollars are being spent on the possibility of “When That Day Comes.”

White-Feather is Director of the U.S. Small Arms Training School, www.ussmallarms.com, and a currant Police Officer / Trainer for the Sovereign Cherokee Nation of Tejas.

For comments, suggestions for articles, email: whitefeather@elliscountypress.com

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