George Zimmerman Auctioning Pistol Used in Self Defense Shooting

GeorgeZimmermanAuctionUpdate – Auction Terminated Before it Even Started

The February 26, 2012 self-defense shooting of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman seems so long ago now.  The case divided much of the nation, stirred up protests – some violent, and had many CCW-ers putting themselves in Zimmerman’s position:  what if I had to defend myself with lethal force?  An unpleasant enough prospect, even without having your name publicly dragged through the mud in nationwide news coverage that resulted in receiving numerous death threats.

Since the trial, Zimmerman has been periodically popping up in news feeds for various shenanigans, including being arrested for allegations of aggravated assault and domestic violence (twice), being shot at in an apparent road rage incident, getting caught speeding, and ruffling feathers on social media with a number of controversial posts, mainly on his now-banned Twitter account.  Now, in his latest bid (no pun intended) for the limelight – and some extra walking-around money – Zimmerman is auctioning off the KelTec PF-9 pistol that was used in the self defense shooting.

The auction, which runs on Gun Broker (auction #558112068), begins today at 11AM with a starting bid of $5,000.  Clearly never one to avoid getting in a few jabs, the auction listing has the following description:   

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 auction, created by Gun Broker user GZ1776, lasts for one day, ending at 11AM Eastern on May 13.  Discuss the auction, and Zimmerman’s antics, in the GunLink Forums thread.

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UPDATE – 11AM ET – as the scheduled auction start arrived, Gun Broker removed the auction from their site:

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Made their twitter account private:

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And disappeared their Facebook account:

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The social media rumors are that they received a flood of complaints, and possibly threats, from people upset about the potentially controversial auction.

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