Update #1 on Thursday, May 12 at 11:52 a.m.:Several media reports are now saying that the gun listing has been removed and the gun is no longer available for purchase. Gun Broker hasn’t confirmed nor denied that the gun is no longer for purchase. Probably a good idea either way, though.
The George Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin controversy takes another weird turn as Zimmerman has decided that he is going to sell the gun he pulled the trigger of and killed Martin with back in 2012. It’s going for a hefty price, too. Bidding starts at $5,000.
The gun used to kill Trayvon Martin, a young black teenager who was shot in Florida, is being auctioned at a starting bid of $5,000.
George Zimmerman, the man accused of killing Martin in 2012, has listed the Kel-Tec PF-9 9mm on a gun broker website.
“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,” says Zimmerman, in the description.
It seems as if Zimmerman is capitalizing on an opportunity to make some easy money. I’m not saying the guy is a good dude or anything (because he’s a lunatic), but this gun is going to sell for way more than the initial bid of $5K. This is a piece of history, and some idiot out there is going to shell out big bucks to have it. Simple as that.
I don’t think this is going to end well for Zimmerman when it comes to the whole public reputation thing. His PR stock has already been steadily nose diving for a few years now. If I’m him, I’m taking whatever money I make from this auction and moving as far away from the country as I can, just in case someone buys it with the sole intention of shooting him with it..
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