Thursday, May 12, 2016

George Zimmerman To Auction Handgun Used To Kill Trayvon Martin

On February 26, 2012, George Zimmerman shot and killed 17 year-old Trayvon Martin.

A year and a half later, Zimmerman was acquitted on charges of second-degree murder and manslaughter based on Florida's "stand your ground" laws. Zimmerman portrayed himself as the victim in the entire incident.

Since then, Zimmerman has had several run-ins with the police which continue to illustrate violent tendencies.

Now, Zimmerman has chosen to inflame societal concerns once again.

Via the Washington Post:

Now, Zimmerman is auctioning off the 9-millimeter pistol he used to kill Martin on a website called

“I am honored and humbled to announce the sale of an American Firearm Icon,” he wrote in the description of the gun used to kill the unarmed, black teenager. “The firearm for sale is the firearm that was used to defend my life and end the brutal attack from Trayvon Martin on 2/26/2012.”

He wrote that the proceeds will be used to “fight [Black Lives Matter] violence against Law Enforcement officers” and to “ensure the demise of Angela Correy’s persecution career and Hillary Clinton’s anti-firearm rhetoric,” though he hasn’t expounded upon how.

UPDATE - Well, that was fast. The listing for George Zimmerman’s gun appears to have been removed from the site. Gee, do you think they were surprised by the uproar?

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