This is so horrible. The gun that George Zimmerman used to kill Trayvon Martin in 2012 is up for auction, and it was even posted by George himself. Get the gut-wrenching details here.
We can NOT believe this! George Zimmerman is trying to sell the gun he used to kill Trayvon Martin, as it is up for auction on a bidding website. The 32-year-old former neighborhood watch captain sparked a national debate by killing the teen four years ago, but his gun is about to spark a whole different kind of controversy!
UPDATE: The auction has been taken down, TMZ reported. Although Trayvon’s family did get in touch with the bidding site to get a hold of auction officials, they never requested that the gun listing be removed. It’s still unclear why it was pulled.
The firearm went up for sale on gunbroker.com on the morning of May 12, and it is listed as a 9 mm Kel-Tec PF-9 pistol, according to NBC News. As if it’s not bad enough that a murder weapon is for sale, the bidding starting at a whopping $5,000. And on top of that, the description — written by George — calls the gun “a piece of American History.” This is not the kind of history that should be celebrated with an auction!
In the rest of the post, George explains that the Justice Department recently returned the gun to him, and he then received offers for the firearm so it could be put on display. George apparently didn’t feel comfortable with selling it for that purpose, so now it is up for auction with a portion of the proceeds going to “fight BLM (Black Lives Matter) violence against Law Enforcement officers” as well as “ensure the demise of … Hillary Clinton’s anti-firearm rhetoric.”
Prior to the gun going on sale, George spoke with Orlando’s Fox 35 and declared that he is a “free American” who can do what he wants with his possessions. “And if I sell it and it sells, I move past it,” he told the station. “Otherwise, it’s going in a safe for my grandkids never to be used or seen again.”
George killed Trayvon on Feb. 26, 2012, after he saw the (unarmed) 17-year-old walking around his gated Sanford, Fl., community. George didn’t recognize Trayvon, so he confronted the teen, which led to an altercation between the two and the shooting. In the 2013 trial for the murder, George claimed self-defense, and he was ultimately found not guilty of a second-degree murder and manslaughter.
HollywoodLifers, do you think it’s right for George to auction off his gun? Should he get in trouble for doing that? Tell us below!