The internet is buzzing over news that an “unidentified entrepreneur” is trying to profit off of the Trayvon Martin tragedy by selling shooting range targets inspired by the slain 17 year-old.
The target is reportedly shaped like a hoodie and features cross hairs on the front. A bag of skittles are tucked into the pocket, and the left hand holds a can of iced tea. As I’m sure you’ll recall, these were the only items Trayvon Martin was “armed” with when he was gunned down by George Zimmerman on February 26th of this year.
The seller of the targets has made it very clear that although his aim is to make a buck from the tragedy, his sympathies are with George Zimmerman.
“According to an advertisement for the targets that had been posted on a popular firearms auction website, the sellers stated they ‘support Zimmerman and believe he is innocent and that he shot a thug.’
That online ad has since been removed.
“This is the highest level of disgust and the lowest level of civility,” said Zimmerman’s attorney Mark O’Mara.
O’Mara said he is worried about how Martin’s parents will react to the image of their son on a target intended to be used for shooting practice.
The attorney is also concerned the targets will further inflame the community.”
The seller also claims that the response to the targets has been “overwhelming,” adding, “I sold out in 2 days.”
Are you surprised by such hateful responses to the Trayvon Martin shooting?
Does it get any worse than this?
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