Thursday, May 12, 2016

George Zimmerman Gun Used To Kill Trayvon Martin Missing From Auction Website

George Zimmerman Auctions Gun Used To Kill Trayvon Martin


UPDATE: As of 11:45 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time, the Kel-Tec PF-9 9mm pistol used to kill Trayvon Martin placed on an online auction by George Zimmerman is "no longer in the system," according to the website Gunbroker.com. The auction was scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. today.

"Sorry, but the item you have requested is no longer in the system," the message reads when visitors visit Zimmerman's online auction page.

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SANFORD, Florida - George Zimmerman, the Florida man who was acquitted in the second-degree murder trial of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin based on Florida's 'Stand Your Ground' defense, is auctioning off the gun used in the shooting.

Zimmerman told FOX35 that he's had death threats while in hiding and has had several more after putting this gun up for auction. "What I've decided to do is not cower," said Zimmerman.  "I'm a free American. I can do what I want with my possessions."

"Prospective bidders, I am honored and humbled to announce the sale of an American Firearm Icon," Zimmerman wrote on Gunbroker.com. "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. The gun is a Kel-Tec PF-9 9mm. It has recently been returned to me by the Department of Justice. The pistol currently has the case number written on it in silver permanent marker."




Zimmerman described the firearm as "a piece of American History" that many have expressed interest in owning, including The Smithsonian Museum. 

According to Zimmerman, the Kel-Tec remains fully functional despite attempts by the Department of Justice to render the firearm inoperable. "The purchaser is guaranteed validity and authenticity of the firearm," Zimmerman warrants. 

He said that a portion of the proceeds of the sale will be used to fight Black Lives Matter "violence against Law Enforcement officers" and oppose Hillary Clinton's "anti-firearm rhetoric" and "ensure the demise of" Florida State Attorney Angela Corey's "persecution career."

Zimmerman ended the ad description with the Latin phrase 'Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum' which translates into English to "If you want peace, prepare for war."

The auction begins at 11 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time on Thursday.


Photo credits: Seminole County Jail booking photo / Gunbroker.com