The National Rifle Association has a new item in its online store: hoodies, with a special pocket designed to conceal a handgun.
Hooded sweatshirts have taken on new meaning in the last week as a symbol for Trayvon Martin, who was shot and killed while wearing one last month. Last week, Geraldo Rivera speculated that it was Trayvon’s hoodie that was to blame for his death, sparking widespread criticism.
“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,” reads the product description. If enough people buy them, Rivera may be right to assume some hoodies can be dangerous.
- Geraldo Rivera: Hoodie ‘allowed’ Zimmerman to kill Martin (kaystreet.wordpress.com)
- Hoodie and the Blowfish: Geraldo Calls For Crackdown on Killer Hoodies (jonathanturley.org)
- Colbert: Hoodies Make One Look Like A Criminal Like Suit & Glasses Make Geraldo Look Like A Journalist (mediaite.com)
- Geraldo Rivera Non-Apologizes, Still Blames ‘Gangsta Hoodie’ For Trayvon’s Death [Non-apologies] (gawker.com)