It would be harder for infamous neighborhood watchman and noted teenager-murderer George Zimmerman to sink any lower in the estimation of vast swaths of the populace, but he has figured out a way to do it. Zimmerman has announced that he is auctioning off the gun that was used in the killing.
“I thought it’s time to move past the firearm,” he told Orlando, Florida’s WOFL. “And if I sell it and it sells, I move past it. Otherwise, it’s going in a safe for my grandkids and never to be used or seen again.”
The gun has been in the possession of the Justice Department since he was acquitted in the killing of Trayvon Martin in 2012.
The listing, in the site GunBroker, comes with the following explanation:
Prospective bidders, I am honored and humbled to announce the sale of an American Firearm Icon. 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. 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. 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 firearm is fully functional as the attempts by the Department of Justice on behalf of B. Hussein Obama to render the firearm inoperable were thwarted by my phenomenal Defense Attorney. I recognize the purchaser’s ownership and right to do with the firearm as they wish. The purchaser is guaranteed validity and authenticity of the firearm. 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 ~Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum~
The Smithsonian was interested? I bet they were.
Zimmerman was asked by the station what he thought of critics of the sale: “They’re not going to be bidding on it, so I couldn’t care less about them.”