Trayvon Martin Hoodie Gun Targets Reportedly Sell Out
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 paper targets do not show Trayvon’s face but include a box of Skittles and a beverage, which the 17-year-old bought before being shot and killed in February during a confrontation with George Zimmerman in Sanford, Fla.
Two unidentified Florida gun dealers bought some targets, the seller said in an email exchange. “I sold out in 2 days,” the seller wrote, without revealing the quantity.
The exchange occurred before a WKMG reporter identified himself as a journalist.
The seller’s advertisement stated, “[We] support Zimmerman and believe he is innocent and that he shot a thug.” The ad has been taken down.
The station does not identify the “popular firearms auction website” and says it has not been able to determine the identify of the seller.