A person selling gun range targets modeled after slain Florida teen Trayvon Martin says that their “main motivation was to make money off the controversy.”

WKMG’s Mike DeForest reported on Friday that the unidentified seller told him that the targets “sold out in 2 days.”

“The response is overwhelming,” the seller said.

While the item appears to have been removed from GunBroker.com, a cached version of the page was still available at the time of publication.

Photos of the item, which was titled “10 Pack Trayvon Martin Targets,” showed crosshairs over a hoodie similar to the one Trayvon Martin was wearing when he was shot by neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman in February. The figure has a bag of Skittle in his pocket and is holding what appears to be a can of iced tea, similar to what Martin had purchased before being gunned down. The pack of 10 targets was being sold for $8.

“Everyone knows the story of Zimmerman and Martin,” a description on the targets reads. “Obviously we support Zimmerman and believe he is innocent and that he shot a thug. Each target is printed on thick, high quality poster paper with a matte finish! The dimensions are 12″x18″ ( The same as Darkotic Zombie Targets) This is a Ten Pack of Targets.”

via ‘Trayvon Martin’ gun range targets sold out in two days | The Raw Story.

This makes me sick. Racism is alive and well in the USA. 

7 thoughts on “‘Trayvon Martin’ gun range targets sold out in two days | The Raw Story

  1. This so enraged me when I saw it I broke down in tears. If this is the end result of ‘capitalism’ at its finest, this is what the radical right thinks is good, this is what all those screaming idiots with their signs of ‘we want our country back’ mean….well by damned they can have it.

    Me? I want a nation of compassion. I want a nation that would never allow this indecency.

  2. Fuck these fuckers. I know that’s not a particularly eloquent thing to say, but I can’t justify being any more thoughtful than that about scumsucking bottomfeeders like these.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s