This is just awful. George Zimmerman, the man responsible for the 2012 shooting death of teen Trayvon Martin, is selling the gun used in the murder.
According to reports, the pistol — a Kel-Tec PF-9 9mm firearm — was put up for auction at GunBroker.com with a description that read: “a piece of American History” and a “firearm icon.”
It started with a minimum bid of $5,000, but was ultimately pulled from the site, though Zimmerman tells the Orlando Sentinel that the auction website was not “prepared for the traffic and publicity surrounding the auction of my firearm. It has now been placed with another auction house.”
On Thursday (May 12), he relisted the gun at UnitedGunGroup.com.
In the listing, Zimmerman says he is “honored and humbled” to announce the sale of “an American Firearm Icon”, which he claims was “used to defend my life and end the brutal attack from Trayvon Martin”.
He also notes that the Justice Department returned the weapon to him recently and it still bears the case number written on it in silver permanent marker.
Zimmer says a portion of the proceeds will be donated to “fight BLM violence against Law Enforcement officers, ensure the demise of Angela Correy’s persecution career and Hillary Clinton’s anti-firearm rhetoric.”
Trayvon Martin’s father issued a statement through the family’s attorney via Twitter, which said that the Trayvon Martin Foundation has “no comment on the actions of that person that murdered Trayvon.”