Want to make a buck or two? Try selling Hillary Clinton targets at a Trump rally.
Last week, a North Carolina woman did just that and made almost $4,000 in two hours.
Ariel, 26, sold targets that depicted the face of the Democratic presidential nominee on a bullseye style shooting target with the caption: “Chipping away your gun rights since 1993. Killary Rotten Clinton.”
The price of the targets was two for $5. In approximately two hours, Ariel sold 1,500 targets, netting $3,750. Not a bad day’s work.
Of course, selling the targets did not come without backlash, especially after the story went viral on social media.
On Twitter, Hillary supporters were angry with the young woman’s business venture.
“Despicable beyond words, not least because #Hillary has devoted her life to kids while Trump talks about dating them,” said one Twitter user. “Sad state of affairs.”
“WTF is wrong with people?” asked another Twitter user.
Ariel is not the first individual to sell targets depicting high-profile politicians. Andy Hallinan, the owner of Florida Gun Supply, has been selling targets of Obama, Hillary Clinton, and Bernie Sanders for quite some time.
The obvious question is whether such targets are even legal to purchase. Apparently, they are. A product description for Hallinan’s targets states the following:
Is this target really legal?
Absolutely. The First Amendment protects the right to free expression, which includes the right to shoot, burn, or in any way destroy an image of anyone including the president as long you’re not posing a “credible threat.” The standard here is whether there is genuine intent to commit or incite violence, and also whether that violence is likely to actually occur. If there’s no “clear and present danger,” as Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. put it, there’s no basis for censorship. So unless the Seaside Heights boardwalk is, in fact, a surreptitious assassination training ground, the game is perfectly legal.
While it may be legal to purchase and shoot Hillary targets, the next question is it a good idea?
Nope. Not in my opinion. We live in a massive police and surveillance state. While it’s unlikely that plinking Hillary targets would land you in hot water, why risk it? Why bat the hornets’ nest? You may argue that it’s all in jest — until you go to board your next flight and you can’t because you’ve somehow been placed on the No-Fly list. Then the joke’s on you!