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Can Human Beings Sink Any Lower? Trayvon Martin Is Now a Gun Range Target

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By HVculture on May 11, 2012

The outrage here isn’t just that this profit-motivated entrepreneur produced and sold gun range targets in the form of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin; no, it’s that they SOLD OUT IN TWO DAYS.

An still as-of-yet unidentified man made the paper targets, which depict a faceless person in a hoodie with crosshairs aimed squarely at the chest. What makes it specifically Trayvon? The target’s pocket holds a bag of Skittles, and its hand is holding a can that resembles iced tea.

The online ad, which has since been removed, stated clearly that the sellers “support [Martin’s killer George] Zimmerman and believe he is innocent and that he shot a thug.”

Zimmerman’s attorney Mark O’Mara is justifiably bothered by this sale: “This is the highest level of disgust and the lowest level of civility,” he told Orlando’s WKMG Local 6. But it also may hurt his case. “It’s this type of hatred — that’s what this is, it’s hate-mongering — that’s going to make it more difficult to try this case,” he told the station.

WKMG reporter Mike DeForest couldnt’ track down the identity of the seller, nor confirm how many were made and sold, but the creator said the response was “overwhelming.”

“My main motivation was to make money off the controversy,” he said. Charming.

(via WKMG Local 6 via Gawker)


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