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Trayvon Martin Gun Target Being Sold Because the World is Horrible

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Here is a story about capitalism and humanity at its most vile and disgusting. Orlando news station WKMG discovered that Trayvon Martin gun range targets are for sale. They tracked down the unidentified seller who said, "My main motivation was to make money off the controversy." Excuse us while we clean up the mixture of vomit and tears that just exploded on our face.

This asshat decided to print up packs of paper targets that featured a hoodie, a pack of skittles, iced tea and a target. He started advertising his product around the web, and now says that they've sold out. The original advertisement stated that the sellers "support Zimmerman and believe he is innocent and that he shot a thug."

WKMG was only able to contact the seller by email, and the person did reveal their identity, though the site keeps him anonymous.

"The response is overwhelming. I sold out in 2 days," he wrote.

Though, after he realized he was talking to a reporter he said that he would no longer sell the target.

George Zimmerman's attorney Mark O'Mara, to his credit, was eager to distance himself from the product.

"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," he said.

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