Man Sells Trayvon Martin Shooting Range Targets

Anonymous entrepreneur admits he's trying to cash in on controversy
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted May 11, 2012 2:02 PM CDT
A printout of the image of the targets is seen in this screenshot from WKMG.   (WKMG)

(Newser) – You might want to be sitting down for this one: An anonymous and extremely classy businessman has been selling shooting range targets designed to look like Trayvon Martin online, WKMG of Orlando reports. The targets don't actually use Martin's face but the intent is clear: They show a silhouette of a person in a hoodie with Skittles protruding from his pocket and a can of ice tea in his hand.

In an ad on a gun auction site, which has since been taken down, the seller said he supported Zimmerman and believed him innocent because he "shot a thug." But when WKMG contacted the seller, he admitted that, "My main motivation was to make money off the controversy." And it worked. "The response was overwhelming. I sold out in 2 days." Zimmerman's lawyer, for one, isn't pleased. "This is the highest level of disgust and the lowest level of civility," he said. (Read more Trayvon Martin stories.)

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