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House Lawmaker Wants To Declare October Zombie Preparedness Month

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An Illinois lawmaker wants to declare October 2017 as Zombie Preparedness Month. Representative Chris Welch of Westchester is leading the charge against the undead, hoping to spur families into action.  

"I am told that if you are prepared for zombies, than you would be prepared to deal with a natural disaster, like tornadoes, blizzards, natural disasters of any kind," he said.  "You would have proper food storage; you would have identified a place you would go for shelter."

This proposal prompted a bit of comedy from Welch's colleague, Representative Will Davis.  

"I think the only way you can stop a zombie is you have to bash their brains in.  So does that mean I get to now bring my bow and arrow, my bat with the barbed wire on it, or for that matter, my AK-47?  Is that part of being prepared for zombies?"  

Welch says in reality, families should have a three-day stockpile of food, water, and other emergency supplies.  

However, some other lawmakers weren’t impressed.  They said there were bigger issues to deal with, such as passing a state budget.