‘Trayvon Martin’ gun range targets sold out in two days »
— via queerandpresentdanger
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.”
The seller’s ID was listed as “hillerarmco” from Virginia Beach, Virginia. A website by the same name is registered to Hiller Armament Company in Virginia Beach, but the associated phone number had been disconnected.
Zimmerman attorney Mark O’Mara told WKMG that this type of “hatred” just makes his client’s defense even more problematic.
And people wanna question his mom for wanting to trademark his name? Maybe so shit like this wouldn’t happen? Ok.
TODAY EVERYONE WAS HORRIFIC AND APPALLING AND I HATED EVERYTHING
IT WAS THE WORST DAY EVER
Star Trek: DOIN IT RONG
OH MY GOD FUCK THIS EPISODE SO MUCH
TOS was like the first TV show ever to have an African American actress in a seriously important role - that was fucking huge. that was groundbreaking.
Next Gen did still manage to cast a few POC (though apparently almost everyone is white anyway in the 24th century ummm yeah sure that makes total sense), and wouldn’t it have been nice if they had continued TOS’s tradition of taking people’s prejudices and punching them in the face? that would have been awesome, right?
because I mean it was the 90s and this is a show about the 24th century
so you think maybe they could have deigned to start representing some other marginalized groups as well
like I don’t know
gay people or something
but instead they go almost 4 seasons without even acknowledging the possibility of gay people or gay relationships, and when they finally do it is to shit all over them
awesome thanks a lot Next Gen
fuck you very much.
(oh hey and while we’re on the subject of representation I really like how there was only one female bridge crew member [unless you count Troi], and she made it through one season. oh yeah except when you kept bringing her back to kill her off again.
I checked wikipedia to confirm, you assholes: Tasha has three death storylines and two rape storylines.
PLEASE GO STRAIGHT TO HELL
DO NOT PASS GO
DO NOT COLLECT $200)