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Old 05-11-2012, 01:57 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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How crass.

Seller Offers Gun Range Targets Meant to Resemble Trayvon Martin
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A Florida entrepreneur said he had sold out of gun range targets depicting a faceless, hood-clad figure holding an iced tea and a bag of Skittles meant to look like Trayvon Martin.
"The response is overwhelming," the seller told Orlando's WKMG news team over e-mail. "I sold out in two days." The station did not identify the seller, and said it found the ad on a popular firearms auctioning website.

According to the station, the seller said that that the "main motivation was to make money off the controversy." The seller said that he was a supporter of Zimmerman who thinks "he is innocent and that he shot a thug."
Mark O'Mara, Zimmerman's attorney, told the news station that he felt the targets were offensive. "This is the highest level of disgust and the lowest level of civility," O'Mara said. "It's this type of hatred -- that's what this is, it's hate-mongering -- that's going to make it more difficult to try this case."
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Old 05-11-2012, 02:02 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Crass because you didn't get a chance to purchase one?
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Old 05-11-2012, 02:06 PM
 
Location: Area 51.5
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If the mother finds out, she'll want part of the profit. She'll trademark the thing.
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Old 05-11-2012, 02:18 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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If the mother finds out, she'll want part of the profit. She'll trademark the thing.
Mom filed royalty rights over her son's image some time ago.
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Old 05-11-2012, 02:18 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Almost done w/ my Zimmerman target. See if that's okay...
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Old 05-11-2012, 02:22 PM
 
Location: Center of the universe
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Almost done w/ my Zimmerman target. See if that's okay...
I'll buy one.
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Old 05-11-2012, 02:33 PM
 
Location: New London County, CT
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Keep it classy gun people
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Old 05-11-2012, 02:56 PM
 
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Keep it classy gun people
Technically speaking, that would be a "no shoot" target since targets for training purposes with people's images either have a depiction of a weapon, or not.

Of course anti-2A people wouldn't know this and jumped right in like flies on dog poop.

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Mom filed royalty rights over her son's image some time ago.
Yes she did; and, unless she trademarked a faceless image, I don't see where she has a case here.
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Old 05-11-2012, 03:11 PM
 
Location: New London County, CT
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Technically speaking, that would be a "no shoot" target since targets for training purposes with people's images either have a depiction of a weapon, or not.

Of course anti-2A people wouldn't know this and jumped right in like flies on dog poop.
I love it when people believe gun knowledge is the sole mark of intelligence. I know zero about guns. You don't have to, to know that selling targets with a picture of a dead 17 year old is classless.

I'm not anti-gun, by the way. I am anti-moron-with-gun.
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Old 05-11-2012, 03:15 PM
 
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People who'd buy this obscene product are the sort of people who should be kept far, far away from firearms.
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