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Zombies cause rise in US gun sales, says gun rights campaigner

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Zombies have been cited as a factor in the rise of firearms sales in the US, according to a gun rights campaigner.

FBI data revealed that background checks for guns had risen 20% on 'Black Friday' (November 23) since the same time last year.

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Gun rights advocate and The Gun Mag editor Dave Workman has expressed his belief that zombie films and TV shows are partly to blame for increased gun sales. He thinks that Americans are buying the weapons in order to protect themselves from the living dead.

Workman told My Northwest: "A lot of people appear to be really enthralled by this [idea].

"I've seen lines of zombie targets, I know one or two ammunition companies have introduced boxes, lines of cartridges they called 'zombie cartridges', shotgun shells and rifle shells."

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Texas gun seller Cris Parsons told ABC News that zombie-themed ammunition in his store has been selling at a rapid rate.

The 'Zombie Max' ammunition has the slogan "just in case" written on the packaging.

"We can't keep it in stock," Parsons revealed. "It comes in a cool, colorful box with a zombie on it."

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