Much has been made of the fact that Trayvon Martin was wearing a hoodie when he died, with Geraldo Rivera even suggesting that his choice in wardrobe was as much responsible for his death as George Zimmerman. Apparently the choice of attire of hung-over college kids sitting in chilly lecture rooms is somehow threatening and should be worn by only white people.
Well, the National Rifle Association, the organization that championed the Stand Your Ground Law, has been selling hoodies of its own. But not just any hoodies. Hoodies that are specifically designed to conceal a handgun.
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The NRA's online store boasts how easy it is to hide a gun in your specially designed hoodie, which sells for $59.95 to $64.94.
We want concealed carry to fit around your lifestyle - not the other way around. That's why we developed the NRAstore™ exclusive Concealed Carry Hooded Sweatshirt. It's the only garment of its kind we know of! Made from a pre-shrunk, heavyweight 50% cotton / 50% polyester blend, we've taken a standard 9 oz. fleece sweatshirt design and added a full-body polyester lining for added warmth, durability, wind resistance and weight distribution. Inside the sweatshirt you'll find left and right concealment pockets. The included Velcro®-backed holster and double mag pouch can be repositioned inside the pockets for optimum draw. Ideal for carrying your favorite compact to mid-size pistol, the NRA Concealed Carry Hooded Sweatshirt gives you an extra tactical edge, because its unstructured, casual design appears incapable of concealing a heavy firearm - but it does so with ease! Includes drawstring hood, cotton/spandex ribbed cuffs and waistband, two front pouch pockets and a discreet black zipper. Includes one Velcro® holster and one Velcro® mag pouch.
It's ridiculous to suggest as Rivera did that a hoodie is in any way threatening on its own -- but you might want to memorize the look of that one.