George Zimmerman, who fatally shot Trayvon Martin in 2012, is at his sickening best again, putting the .9-mm handgun up for auction that killed the young, unarmed teenager.


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Zimmerman, 32, is hoping to sell the piece for at least $5,000. “I am honored and humbled to announce the sale of an American Firearm Icon,” Zimmerman wrote in his online description of the weapon. The twisted auction opens for bids 11 a.m. today [Thursday, May 12, 2016].

“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 wrote.

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Zimmerman was acquitted of second-degree murder and manslaughter in the case in 2013 and he recently got the gun back from the Department of Justice (why was he even given the gun back, should be the first question here).

He said a portion of the proceeds will go to help fight Black Lives Matter “violence against law enforcement officers” and to end “Hillary Clinton’s anti-firearm rhetoric.”

The brutal death of 17-year-old Trayvon inside a gated community in Sanford, Fla., sparked intense rallies across the country and helped launch a national protest movement around law enforcement deaths of Black men and boys. It also heightened the debate around Florida’s controversial Stand Your Ground Law.

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The Trayvon Martin Foundation, started by Sabryna Fulton after her son’s death, released a short statement in regards to the gun auction.

“The Travon Martin Foundation is committed to its mission of ending senseless gun violence in the United States,” the group said. “This election season, we are laser-focused on furthering that mission. As such, the foundation has no comment on the actions of that person.”

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