George Zimmerman is auctioning off the gun he used to shoot and kill 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in 2012. He’s had the gun ever since he was acquitted thanks to Florida’s draconian “Stand Your Ground” mentality that allows residents to shoot to kill if they even suspect they are in danger.
The gun has been placed on an online auction site* and Zimmerman even had the audacity to use photos from his trial in the advertisement.
Zimmerman’s description of the firearm begins, “Prospective bidders, I am honored and humbled to announce the sale of an American Firearm Icon.” He goes on to say that “the firearm for sale is the firearm that was used to defend my life and end the brutal attack from Trayvon Martin.”
He briefly describes the type of gun it is and explains that it was just recently returned to him by the Department of Justice. Zimmerman said that this weapon is “a piece of American history.”
Many have expressed interest in owning and displaying the firearm including The Smithsonian Museum in Washington D.C. This is a piece of American History. It has been featured in several publications and in current University text books.
Zimmerman’s post also said that part of the money made from the sale of the gun will be used to fight against the Black Lives Matter Movement.
On this day, 5/11/2016 exactly one year after the shooting attempt to end my life by BLM sympathizer Matthew Apperson I am proud to announce that a portion of the proceeds will be used to: fight BLM violence against Law Enforcement officers, ensure the demise of Angela Correy’s persecution career and Hillary Clinton’s anti-firearm rhetoric. Now is your opportunity to own a piece of American History. Good Luck. Your friend, George M. Zimmerman.
In an interview with WOGX, Zimmerman said, “I’m a free American. I can do what I like with my possessions.” Why did Zimmerman decide that putting a gun used in a child’s murder was a good idea? Because “it’s time to move past the firearm, and if I sell it and it sells, and I move past it.”
*If You Only News has chosen not to link to auction.
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