If you are preparing for a ‘Zombie Apocalypse,’ you are too mentally ill to own a gun

Posted by AzBlueMeanie:

Are you effin' kidding me? 'Zombie Apocalypse,' on Discovery Channel:

Zombieland[T]he Discovery Channel is doing its part to equip us for life after the
end of the world by offering a serious yet seriously absurd new wrinkle
in the prepper-TV genre, a one-hour special on Tuesday night in which
assorted people try to convince us that the zombie threat is real and
that we should get ready for it. They are not, frankly, very persuasive,
but don’t say you weren’t warned if the flesh-eating worst does come to
pass.

The program, “Zombie Apocalypse,”
is almost unwatchable at the moment because of the killings in
Connecticut on Friday, since it is full of people detailing their plans
for blasting away at zombies and discussing things like whether they
would be able to shoot their own children if they were to become
infected.

The National Geographic Channel’s “Doomsday
Preppers,” among others, has already introduced viewers to people who go
to seemingly extreme lengths to get ready for terrorist attacks, the
collapse of the financial system, nuclear power plant disasters and
more, so perhaps it’s no surprise that, at least according to this
program, there are some among us who are seriously preparing for a
zombie attack. What makes this program different is that among clips of
the preppers spewing nonsense about how to shoot a zombie, it intercuts
interviews with credentialed academics who say that, yes, a virus or
some such that attacks the brain could find its way into humans,
disseminate rapidly and cause symptoms that would make us resemble all
those zombies we know and love from the movies.

“It’s something that, at least in terms of spread, is very likely,” says Robert Smith
of the mathematics department at the University of Ottawa. “We have a
lot of human contact. This means that a disease that works through just
direct human contact can actually spread remarkably efficiently.”

Dr. Steven C. Schlozman
of Harvard Medical School talks about how the brain works and which
parts of it would probably be damaged if a zombie epidemic were to
strike. “The zombie brain has almost no activity in the frontal lobe,”
he explains helpfully.

The program also gives you the rare experience of hearing a professor (Daniel W. Drezner
of Tufts University) described as the “author of ‘Theories of
International Politics and Zombies’ ” — on Monday, No. 40 on Amazon’s
list of best sellers in its sub-sub-subcategory of international and
world politics. And it provides a new entry for the list of
you-must-be-joking organizations: apparently there actually is something
called the Kansas Anti Zombie Militia.

These apocalyptic "preppers" and "zombie hunters" are by definition too mentally ill to own a gun. And yet, they are able to purchase guns and ammo to live out their apocalyptic fantasies. And the effin' cable networks give the metally ill their own realty (sic) TV shows. Unbelievable!

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