George Zimmerman, who was acquitted of killing Trayvon Martin in a jury trial is now ready to auction off the 9 mm pistol he used to shoot Martin. The opening bid for the gun, which Florida law enforcement just recently returned to him, will be $5,000 dollars. Zimmerman says he has had offers to buy the gun but he didn’t like the way they planned to use the gun. But if that was really the case, why would he auction it off, where he couldn’t control who gets the gun and the purpose they plan to use it for.
Zimmerman plans to use some of the proceeds for:
“a portion of the proceeds will be used to fight [Black Lives Matter] violence against Law Enforcement officers, ensure the demise of Angela Correy’s persecution career and Hillary Clinton’s anti-firearm rhetoric.”
Zimmerman describes the historic value of his gun:
“This is a piece of American History. It has been featured in several publications and in current University text books. Offers to purchase the Firearm have been received; however, the offers were to use the gun in a fashion I did not feel comfortable with.”
The gun will go on auction through GunBroker.com. The gun remains fully operational and will be sold to the highest bidder.
The The Trayvon Martin Foundation was asked for a comment and replied with:
“The Trayvon Martin Foundation is committed to its mission of ending senseless gun violence in the United States. This election, season, we are laser focused on furthering that mission. As such, the foundation has no comment on the actions of that person.”
The auction is set to go live on Thursday at 11 a.m.