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Trayvon Martin gun range targets sell out in Florida
The Grio ^ | May 5, 2012 | theGrio

Posted on 05/11/2012 4:59:53 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer

A George Zimmerman supporter decided to show his support for the man charged with second degree murder in the death of Trayvon Martin by selling gun range targets meant to represent the slain teen.

The Orlando, Florida "businessman," says he has sold out of the targets, which feature a silhouetted character with a black hoodie and a target drawn on its chest, along with a bag of Skittles candy and an iced tea can in the pockets. Martin was walking home to his father's girlfriend's house after purchasing the items, when he encountered Zimmerman on February 26th.

The targets were for sale on the website GunBroker.com. The item, along with a cached page, have since been removed.

The seller, who did not identify themselves by name, told a local Orlando news station he thinks Zimmerman "is innocent and that he shot a thug." He admitted that his "main motivation" in creating the targets was to "make money off the controversy," according to WKMG Orlando.

According to the station's website:

In an email exchange with reporter Mike DeForest, the seller wrote, "My main motivation was to make money off the controversy."

The seller would not disclose how many paper targets had been made, but said in an email, "The response is overwhelming. I sold out in 2 days."

Some of those targets were sold to two Florida gun dealers, according to the seller.

Before DeForest identified himself as a reporter, the seller claimed that targets were still available for purchase. After being informed Local 6 was investigating his online business, the seller claimed the targets would no longer be sold.

Some firearm enthusiasts have objected to the targets, with one telling the station, "Even though I fully believe Zimmerman was justified in shooting, Trayvon was still a human being and does not deserve that kind of disrespect in death."

Zimmerman's attorney, Mark O'Mara, released a statement condemning the targets, saying: "We feel we must go on record as stating that we unequivocally find this appalling and disgusting in every regard. It is an insult to the Martin family, it inflames the already heated social tension surrounding the George Zimmerman case, and it represents an irresponsible approach to gun ownership. It is this type of hatred that will make it more difficult to try this case."

According to RawStory.com, the item was labeled "10 Pack Trayvon Martin Targets," and the description read: ""Everyone knows the story of Zimmerman and Martin. 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."

RawStory reported the seller's ID on Gunbroker.com was "hillerarmco" from Virginia Beach, Virginia. And according to the site, "a website by the same name is registered to Hiller Armament Company in Virginia Beach, but the associated phone number had been disconnected."

A Twitter account by the name @hillerarmco appeared to have been deleted Friday, and a website linked to Hiller Armament Company was also down.


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"My main motivation was to make money off the controversy."

This is an outrage. Only Trayvon's parents are allowed to make money off this.

1 posted on 05/11/2012 4:59:55 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Vince Ferrer

Perhaps there is some hope for humanity.


2 posted on 05/11/2012 5:02:42 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer, but when it is, itÂ’s the only answer.)
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To: Vince Ferrer
Okay, this is a little crass.

On a similar subject, I asked my gun range owner if he sold Obama targets. He said he'd be in prison if he did.

3 posted on 05/11/2012 5:02:51 PM PDT by fwdude
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To: Vince Ferrer

Decidedly tacky.

(I don’t know why “tacky” went out of vogue. It’s a useful word in some situations.)


4 posted on 05/11/2012 5:03:36 PM PDT by SuzyQue
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To: Vince Ferrer

God Bless Capitalism.


5 posted on 05/11/2012 5:04:04 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Vince Ferrer

No, the parents are not allowed to make money off their son’s death. The money is exclusively in the hands of AL Sharpton.


6 posted on 05/11/2012 5:05:27 PM PDT by anton
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To: Vince Ferrer
"According to RawStory.com, the item was labeled "10 Pack Trayvon Martin Targets..."

Now Martin's mom is going to trademark "10 pack Trayvon Martin Targets."

7 posted on 05/11/2012 5:05:38 PM PDT by AAABEST (Et lux in tenebris lucet: et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt)
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To: Vince Ferrer

lol


8 posted on 05/11/2012 5:06:36 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Vince Ferrer

only george zimmerman wanted posters sold by the old black panthers is legit.


9 posted on 05/11/2012 5:07:34 PM PDT by biggredd1
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To: Vince Ferrer
"My main motivation was to make money off the controversy."

Hmmm. Turnabout being fair play and all..

10 posted on 05/11/2012 5:09:30 PM PDT by cardinal4 (Do I really need a /s tag?)
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To: Vince Ferrer

That’s repulsive. If I were a conspiracy buff, I’d swear that this dirtbag was trying to make 2nd. Amendment supporters and gun owners look bad.


11 posted on 05/11/2012 5:10:01 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Obama and Company lied, the American economy died)
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To: Vince Ferrer
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12 posted on 05/11/2012 5:11:02 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Vince Ferrer

It’s definitely in poor taste.


13 posted on 05/11/2012 5:13:52 PM PDT by JohnKinAK
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To: Vince Ferrer

Pretty tasteless, if you ask me.


14 posted on 05/11/2012 5:19:49 PM PDT by griswold3 (Big Government does not tolerate rivals.)
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To: JohnKinAK
It’s definitely in poor taste.

I agree, but apparently there's money in poor taste. Plug in your poor taste example here: I think "Girls Gone Wild" is a starter--more as a franchise than a one-off.

Thar's gold in them hills of bad taste.

15 posted on 05/11/2012 5:23:10 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Vince Ferrer
Not.

Freakin'.

Cool.

16 posted on 05/11/2012 5:24:07 PM PDT by Lazamataz (To the wall, street occupiers!!!!!)
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To: Vince Ferrer
In poor taste, IMHO.

ML/NJ

17 posted on 05/11/2012 5:24:50 PM PDT by ml/nj
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To: griswold3

Absolutely in poor taste. Kind of like a congressman wearing a hoody on the floor of the House. Kind of like demanding an indictment and conviction prior to the presentation of evidence. Kind of like demanding changes to laws before you now the impacts. But absolutely in poor taste.


18 posted on 05/11/2012 5:25:26 PM PDT by jimfree (In Nov 2012 my 11 y/o granddaughter will have more relevant executive experience than Barack Obama)
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To: Lazamataz

I agree it is tasteless, but will submit trademarking his name was pretty f’d up, too.


19 posted on 05/11/2012 5:29:11 PM PDT by cardinal4 (Do I really need a /s tag?)
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To: jimfree

BTW, I cursed the ground that Benjamin Crump walks on. May justice be served.


20 posted on 05/11/2012 5:29:46 PM PDT by griswold3 (Big Government does not tolerate rivals.)
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To: Vince Ferrer

No good will come of that.


21 posted on 05/11/2012 5:30:18 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Chen Guangcheng: Gutsy call, Obama /UltraMegaDrippingSarc)
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To: Vince Ferrer
It's always good to give the Libtards some ammo to use against us.

President Bush in a Bulls eye, no problemo. Trayvon, well not Trayvon, but close enough for a Libtard to get upset, BIG Problemo.

Pres__ent Obummmer in a Bulls eye, Capital Crime punishible by death.

22 posted on 05/11/2012 5:30:30 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (A day without Obama is like a day without a Tsunami.)
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To: cardinal4

Depends on the motivation of the mother. If it was to profit, incredibly crass. If it was to stake ground and prevent others from profiting, incredibly honorable.


23 posted on 05/11/2012 5:30:36 PM PDT by Lazamataz (To the wall, street occupiers!!!!!)
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To: Vince Ferrer

Bad form.


24 posted on 05/11/2012 5:30:56 PM PDT by TexasNative2000 (Jimmy Carter's incompetence + Richard Nixon's paranoia = Barack Obama)
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To: Lazamataz
Not.

Freakin'.

Cool.

Sign you up for a couple?

25 posted on 05/11/2012 5:31:12 PM PDT by Ouderkirk (Democrats...the party of Slavery, Segregation, Sodomy, and Sedition)
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To: Ouderkirk

Ok, I smiled at your comment — I love the outrageous, you know that — but seriously, no thanks and it isn’t a cool biz endeavor.


26 posted on 05/11/2012 5:32:34 PM PDT by Lazamataz (To the wall, street occupiers!!!!!)
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To: jimfree

Poor taste or not, the exercise of liberty demands that thousands more be printed and sold, just for the sake of civil disobedience against the cultural so called cultural laws we now have based on political correctness, which change according to every weekly leftist meme that might come along.

Print up a few New Black Panther targets too, since they get to print and circulate clearly illegal “wanted dead or alive” posters on Zimmerman.

I will gladly donate several hours of range time and a few boxes of ,45 auto ammo to making them more than slightly perforated.

Eff these lefty progues, every one.

Good Read:

http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html


27 posted on 05/11/2012 5:33:23 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascist info....http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: jimfree
Absolutely in poor taste. Kind of like a congressman wearing a hoody on the floor of the House.

Good job! Yes, there is a little by way of parallel here. That little stunt was less offensive than this one, but yes, it was offensive and somewhat pander-ish.

28 posted on 05/11/2012 5:34:01 PM PDT by Lazamataz (To the wall, street occupiers!!!!!)
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To: fwdude

I make 10-14 inch long Obama targets regularly, but like the real this, they start to fall apart quickly when you flush.


29 posted on 05/11/2012 5:34:52 PM PDT by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.....)
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To: SuzyQue

The people who used to say “tacky” have now been divided into two groups. One says “outraged”, and the other says, “oh Jeeze”.


30 posted on 05/11/2012 5:35:50 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: Vince Ferrer

A skittle held in the hand of a guy in a hoodie would make a good target.. Honkified or Blackified.. better one of each on the same target..


31 posted on 05/11/2012 5:38:30 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: JohnKinAK

Poor taste would be the parents attempting to make money off their dead son. Trademarking his name (which they did) so they can collect on any t-shirts, posters other promotional materials would be a good example. Just say’n


32 posted on 05/11/2012 5:40:09 PM PDT by doc1019 (Romney will never get my vote!)
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To: hosepipe

Agree that it’s very bad taste. My range used to sell Osama bin Laden targets. Don’t know if they still do.


33 posted on 05/11/2012 5:43:20 PM PDT by Ax
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To: Lazamataz

I figured that you would get a quick smirk out of it. It was a slider in my favorite spot, couldn’t resist taking it over the centerfield fence. ;-)


34 posted on 05/11/2012 5:45:22 PM PDT by Ouderkirk (Democrats...the party of Slavery, Segregation, Sodomy, and Sedition)
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To: Vince Ferrer

Boy Howdy, as they say in Nebraska:

Trayvon Martin’s mother in Bloomberg gun control video
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2882719/posts

Trayvon Martin’s parents visit Stephen Lawrence memorial (The roadshow hits London)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2881954/posts

Trayvon Martin’s parents visit Birmingham, march to King statue in Kelly Ingram Park
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2879630/posts

Trayvon Martin’s Parents To Host Civil Rights Rally In South LA
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2876802/posts

Sybrina Fulton: ‘I Can Wait A Year’ For Justice (Trayvon Martin’s mother)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2876786/posts

[Al Sharpton] From Rodney King to Trayvon Martin: Let’s Not Miss Another Opportunity to Progress
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-backroom/2876030/posts


35 posted on 05/11/2012 5:45:49 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: ArmstedFragg
The people who used to say “tacky” have now been divided into two groups. One says “outraged”, and the other says, “oh Jeeze”.

Well, there are a lot of reactions to this, and I had the same thoughts when I saw this article. I don't disagree with the comments that it is tacky. I wouldn't buy them.

36 posted on 05/11/2012 5:51:32 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Lazamataz

Sadly, some have already profited. That spermwhale sharpton and his proganganda arm of the Obama regime, MSNBC for example. Jesse Jackson and the usual media pimps have surrounded that family just the way they swarmed to Cindy Sheehan after her sons death. And like Sheehan, when the party is over and Zimmerman is memory, the family will be left alone wondering if they had been used..


37 posted on 05/11/2012 5:54:09 PM PDT by cardinal4 (Do I really need a /s tag?)
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To: Vince Ferrer

What are you supposed to do with these things? Lay flat on your back with it on top of you and shoot at it?


38 posted on 05/11/2012 5:55:37 PM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: fwdude

If you made targets of any living presidents for target practice there would probably be trouble. Because it can be interpreted as something other than just a target.


39 posted on 05/11/2012 6:01:36 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: tacticalogic
What are you supposed to do with these things? Lay flat on your back with it on top of you and shoot at it?

LOL! Ok, thats funny, I don't care who you are!

40 posted on 05/11/2012 6:07:29 PM PDT by Envisioning (Call me a racist........, one more time..........)
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To: tacticalogic

Bwaaahahaha!!


41 posted on 05/11/2012 6:09:16 PM PDT by canuck_conservative
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To: fwdude

I asked about Clintoon targets years ago. Got a rather panicked negative. Dunno what the issue is, not like you are threatening or conspiring..........


42 posted on 05/11/2012 6:11:02 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: Vince Ferrer

In Massachusetts, it is a crime to create or shoot at human-shaped targets. Luckily, that doesn’t include Michael Moore, Rosanne Barr, etc.


43 posted on 05/11/2012 6:14:14 PM PDT by pabianice
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To: Ax

[ Agree that it’s very bad taste. ]

I implied it was in good taste..


44 posted on 05/11/2012 6:16:15 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: EGPWS

What if the posters had IT and Skillets instead?

Since it is disrespectful to shoot thugs on paper would this include Hitler, Mao, Stalin, the infamous Rev. Jim Jones, Bin Laden, et al?


45 posted on 05/11/2012 6:21:16 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: tacticalogic

LOL!


46 posted on 05/11/2012 6:27:13 PM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature ($1.84 - The price of a gallon of gas on Jan. 20th, 2009.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

If you made targets of any living presidents for target practice there would probably be trouble. Because it can be interpreted as something other than just a target.


However, it’s perfectly legal to create a “Pseudo-Documentary” in which George W. Bush is assassinated.


47 posted on 05/11/2012 6:29:23 PM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse
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To: Vince Ferrer

Just a little warning to all the would-be rioters in Florida.


48 posted on 05/11/2012 6:31:08 PM PDT by Third Person
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To: Vince Ferrer
Back about 1978 there was a target for sale called THE RUNNING N****R. It caused such a liberal squawk it was then renamed THE RUNNING IRANIAN after Jimmy Carter's fiascoes.
49 posted on 05/11/2012 6:32:44 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: waterhill; ixtl
What are you supposed to do with these things? Lay flat on your back with it on top of you and shoot at it?

LOL (((ping)))!

50 posted on 05/11/2012 6:51:42 PM PDT by Envisioning (Call me a racist........, one more time..........)
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