Seeking, Amidst the Oh So Low and Base, the Better Angels of our Nature

Abby Zimet

A unidentified entrepreneur eager to profit from Trayvon Martin's death is  selling gun range targets showing a silhouetted hoodie with Skittles and iced tea. He sold out in two days after an "overwhelming" response. After that, we went looking for solace. We found a Mother's Day video Trayvon's mother Sybrina made for the Second Chance campaign, aimed at repealing "Shoot First" laws in the name of the 30,000 mothers who have already lost their sons to senseless gun violence. So there's that. We can choose.


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