This post has been updated to include additional information about the seller of the paper targets.
Shooting targets featuring Trayvon Martin’s hooded sweatshirt were sold on a gun auction site “to make money off the controversy,” the unidentified seller told Orlando TV station WKMG.
The station did not identify the seller, and said it found the ad on a popular firearms auctioning website.
A cached version of the GunBroker.com webpage belonging to a seller named “hillerarmco” from Virginia Beach, Va.
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.
Martin, an unarmed 17 year old, was shot and killed by a neighborhood watch volunteer as he returned to his father’s girlfriend’s house after a trip to the convenience store.
Martin was unarmed, but was carrying a bag of Skittles, a can of iced tea, and his wallet after he was shot by George Zimmerman, the watch volunteer.
The shooting, and the local police’s handling of it, have become major news stories and sparked national conversations around racial profiling and gun laws.
In the aftermath of the shooting, protesters calling for Zimmerman’s arrest donned hoodies and waved Skittles at protests around the country.
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