Firearm used to kill Trayvon Martin up for auction

May 12, 2016 1:23 PM by News Staff

George Zimmerman was acquitted of second degree murder in the 2012 shooting death of Trayvon Martin.

Thursday morning, in an internet posting not independently verified, the pistol used to kill the 17-year old is on-line and is allegedly up for auction.

The posting says Zimmerman writes: "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."

The webpage says bidding for the gun is set to begin at $5,000 dollars.

It claims Zimmerman calls the pistol "A piece of American history."

The on-line post allegedly written by Zimmerman states that a portion of the proceeds will be used to "fight BLM violence against law enforcement officers" and to "ensure the demise of Hillary Clinton’s anti-firearm rhetoric."

The firearm has long been in the custody of the justice department until recently when it was returned to Zimmerman.


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