George Zimmerman Planned to Auction Gun Used to Shoot Trayvon Martin

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George Zimmerman planned to auction the handgun he used to shoot Travyon Martin when attacked on February 26, 2012, before the website canceled the auction.

Zimmerman admitted shooting Martin, but maintained he only did so after Martin attacked him. Zimmerman faced a trial over the shooting death and was acquitted of wrongdoing in July 2013, when a jury found he acted in self-defense.

Now, he wants to auction the Kel-Tec 9mm.

According to KSAT 12, Zimmerman said, “Prospective bidders, I am honored and humbled to announce the sale of an American Firearm Icon.”

He added:

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. 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.

Zimmerman said he planned to use part of the proceeds from the sale of the gun to fight “violence against Law Enforcement officers.”

Originally, was to conduct the auction on May 12; the outlet has since canceled it.

AWR Hawkins is the Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at


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