Today during one of the most historic races in a America, two explosions rocked the Boston Marathon, in Boston, MA. causing more than 144 injuries and leaving 3 dead including spectators and racers. Preliminary witness reports hearing two separate explosions near the finish line of the marathon about 15 seconds apart form each other as many of the racers were preparing to finish the race. Emergency responders are on the seen attending to all who were injured. Right now FBI investigators and law enforcement officials are investigating to determine the cause of the explosions and they have not yet released a statement about the definite cause of the incident, and they have neither confirmed nor denied whether this was a planned bombing or unfortunate explosion due to some type of unforeseen infrastructure failure. Currently counter terrorism units are seen working with local and federal officials to help determine the cause of the incident as well. Vice President Joe Biden has released a statement stating ” That his office has just been made aware of the incidents and that the thoughts and prayers of himself and his office are with all of those effected and they are waiting on information about the cause of the explosions as well. My thoughts and prayers are with not only the city of Boston but also to the families of all of those who are effected. This is truly a confusing and perplexing turn of events and I am cannot wrap my mind round what could potentially be the motivation behind this incident and I will be keeping a close eye on events and actions not only surrounding this incident but events to come.
Below is an email i received form Change.org about a series of Trayvon martin themed gun targets that are now in production and are apparetnly seeling out in droves around southern areas of the United States.
“In the past couple of days, news sources have reported that the Hiller Armament Company of Virginia has been selling gun targets that look like Trayvon Martin, complete with a hoodie, Skittles, and iced tea.
It’s not just vile, it’s possibly illegal: Virginia law says that no one can profit off of the likeness of any person without his consent — even if that person has been killed. But as soon as reporters started asking questions, the Hiller Armament Company shut down its website and disconnected its phone.
Tahir Duckett lives in Virginia, and he wants Virginia’s Attorney General, Ken Cuccinelli, to investigate the Hiller Armament Company and punish them if they have broken the law.”
A an American who believes in freedom and the right to bare arms I am honestly disgusted by this target and the lack of respect that it shows on behalf of the not only the manufacturer but on the people who utilize these targets. Regardless of how you feel about the case a 17 year old boy is dead so to make a shooting target in his likeness is beyond reprehensible and disgusting and there are no words in the English language strong enough to express how much I loathe this target and this concept. Below is a link to the change.org petition if you would like to sign it and join the cause.