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.
This is a picture taken from a cell phone in Allen Park MI. Apparently the story goes that someone managed to hack the city’s traffic computer system and posted this message early this morning. To he honest I really don’t have to many words to describe how disgusted I am that someone would bother going to such great lengths just show how truly ignorant and misguided they truly are. People now more than ever we need to bring justice to not only Tryavon Martin, but to any and all hate crimes and racial tragedies so that we can truly move forward as one nation under GOD.
The above link is a 911 phone call made by the owner of the home in which George Zimmerman and Trayvon had an altercation and Trayvon was subsequently shot and killed. This is very chilling phone call where you can hear cries for help in the background and the ominous gunshot.