Change.org's petition calls on Virginia AG to take action against company selling Trayvon Targets
- Created May 14, 2012
The outrage over the "Trayvon Targets" is growing and now change.org has a petition out calling for Virginia's Attorney General to take action against the Hiller Armament Co. for selling Trayvon Martin gun targets.
The Hiller Co., supporters of George Zimmerman, reportedly sold out the targets made in the likeness of the slain teen, complete with Skittles, iced tea and hoodie, in two days.
To add to this reprehensible exploitation of Trayvon, the gun range company also said on their site that not only was Zimmerman innocent but that he "shot a thug," when he put a bullet through the chest of the unarmed 17-year-old high-schooler on the night of Feb. 26 in Sanford, Fla., as he was walking home from the neighborhood 7-Eleven.
Change.org wants the State of Virginia to do something about Hiller profiting from this tragedy; they say it is not only "vile" but "illegal." Below is part of the email change.org sent out:
It is utterly vile AND potentially illegal. Virginia law "Prohibits the unauthorized use of a person's name, portrait or picture for advertising or trade purposes. The right continues for 20 years after death."
Tell Virgina Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli to shut them down and punish these people for illegally profiting off of Trayvon's tragic killing.