George Zimmerman attempted to auction off the gun that he used to shoot and kill 17-year-old Trayvon Martin with on Thursday. However, seconds before the auction went live the listing was yanked off of GunBroker.com. But much like his passion to stalk unarmed teens with Skittles in their pockets even though police ordered him to stand down, Zimmerman has no quit in him when trying to peddle a firearm that was used to kill someone for financial gain.
GunBroker.com quashed the controversial auction on their site and said that Zimmerman never contacted anyone at the company about the listing.
“We want no part in the listing on our website or in any of the publicity it is receiving,” the gun auction site said in a statement.
Zimmerman told the Orlando Sentinel that GunBroker.com was not “prepared for the traffic and publicity surrounding the auction of my firearm.”
Zimmerman put the 9mm Kel-Tec PF-9 pistol on auction at the United Gun Group website. The site pulled Zimmerman’s listing on Thursday night.
“Our mission is to esteem the 2nd amendment and provide a safe and secure platform for firearms enthusiasts and law-abiding citizens; our association with Mr. Zimmerman does not help us achieve that objective.”
The gun auction site seemed to backtrack on their stance, possibly because of the financial gain and free publicity. In a statement on Facebook, United Gun Group said they would permit the sale of the firearm.
This morning, through a mutual party, George Zimmerman contacted United Gun Group (www.UnitedGunGroup.com) to inquire about using our platform to conduct the auction of a personal firearm. United Gun Group offers a free platform for law-abiding citizens to buy, sell, trade and discuss firearms and related products. United Gun Group’s stance is that as long as Mr. Zimmerman (or any other UGG member) is obeying the letter of the law, his personal firearm sale will be permitted on our network. UGG reminded Mr. Zimmerman to ensure the gun is shipped from one FFL to another FFL. He appears to be following all applicable laws.
United Gun Group is a free social network and marketplace that embraces the 2nd amendment and lawful discussion, and allows its members to engage in lawful behavior.
The auction was back up on the company’s website early Friday morning. The starting bid for the gun was $5,000 and it is selling like hotcakes, if hotcakes hunted a teen and then shot him dead.
Bidding has been furious for this “American Firearm Icon” with bids as high as $65 million. WOAH! Looks like George is going to be able to fund his race war after all. The top bidder, who obviously is real gun aficionado, has a screen name of “Racist McShootface.”
At one time the leading bidder was the infamous Weedlord Bonerhitler.
The current highest bid is $65,039,000 by Craig Bryant, followed by Brez Morrell’s bid of $485,000. There are several bids by a user named Tamir Rice, the same name as the 12-year-old boy from Ohio who was shot in 2014 by two police officers, who thought his Airsoft gun was a real handgun.
Zimmerman had the handgun returned to him by the U.S. Justice Department after he was acquitted of second-degree murder and manslaughter of Martin in 2012.
We don’t know exactly what happened on the night of February 26, 2012, but I do know that profiting from tragedy is a sure sign of a tasteless turdbucket.