George Zimmerman recently had the gun he used defending himself against Trayvon Martin returned to him by the Department of Justice. He announced that he is auctioning off the gun late Wednesday.
Zimmerman’s Kel-Tec PF-9 9mm is listed on GunBroker.com. The starting bid is $5000. The auction begins on Thursday, May 12th, at 11 am, EST.
The text of the auction reads as follows:
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~
Twitter erupted with news of the auction, with many BLM supporters calling for his death.
BLM Twitter user who wants Zimmerman shot with his own gun. A jury found Zimmerman innocent. Shoot Zimmerman & you’re a murderer. Dolt.
George Zimmerman is auctioning the gun he used to kill Trayvon Martin?..
someone pls buy it and shoot him with it
— 7 GOD (@iiBreakNecks) May 12, 2016
Yeah, this Tweet employs a lot of logic. Stand your ground laws are meant to protect those who are attacked & defend themselves.
I will bid $5,000 for George Zimmerman's gun if I can immediately use it to stand my ground against him.
— Guy Endore-Kaiser (@GuyEndoreKaiser) May 12, 2016
Defending thugs who attack innocent civilians? Solid.
Usually when I see someone trending on Twitter, I'm hoping they're not dead. But then I see George Zimmerman…
— Donny Getthehellaway (@markchappelle) May 12, 2016
This one is great. Pretty much sums up how we feel about BLM who call for cops to be killed.
I'm disappointed every time I see George Zimmerman trending and he's not dead
— z (@obvszee) May 12, 2016
Oh for sure. They’d also be in prison for life for murder.
If Somebody Killed George Zimmerman…They Go Fund Me Account Would Be LIT.
— E. StillGotIt (@TheImperialEm_) May 12, 2016
Ahh, a true “gangsta” this one is.
Somebody needs 2 clap George Zimmerman for the betterment of society… And the culture.
— You Mothafucka You (@Suk_TheGod) May 12, 2016
Fat a** Micheal Moore even Tweeted, surely to stir up racial tension in-between cheeseburgers.
George Zimmerman is auctioning the gun he used to kill Trayvon Martin. He'll give some $ to fight Black Lives Matter pic.twitter.com/J2y6qxosQU
— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) May 12, 2016