George Zimmerman is auctioning off the gun he used to kill Trayvon Martin. I hope you all remember him.
The former neighborhood watch captain, who was acquitted of murder and manslaughter in 2013 for the shooting the unarmed 17-year-old African-American dead, will open an auction for the Kel-Tec PF-9 9mm on Thursday morning.
Bids start at $5,000, after the gun was recently returned to Zimmerman in working order.
In his description of the gun, Zimmerman says:
‘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.’
The 31-year-old was acquitted of murder charges after the fatal shooting of Martin in 2012.
Zimmerman made headlines after shooting the unarmed 17-year-old on February 26, 2012, during a neighborhood patrol in Sanford, Florida.
The case shocked the nation, sparking protests across the country with demonstrators demanding Zimmerman’s arrest and a full investigation.
On July 13 the following year, he was acquitted of second-degree murder and manslaughter.
Since then, he has had a series of run-ins with the law and courted online controversy a number of times by bragging about killing the African-American teenager on social media.
He was arrested on charges of aggravated assault, battery and criminal mischief after his then-girlfriend said he pointed a gun at her face during an argument.
Zimmerman was accused by his estranged wife Shellie of smashing an iPad during an argument at the home they had shared. However, no charges were ever filed due to a lack of evidence.
And following his third arrest for domestic violence allegations earlier this year, Zimmerman’s lawyer admitted his client ‘has not been lucky with the ladies.’
Last year, Zimmerman referenced Martin’s death when someone sent him the message: ‘It’s slap-an-idiot Wednesday.’
He replied: ‘We all know how it ended for the last moron that hit me. Give it a whirl cupcake.’
Hours later, he posted numerous racial slurs in a series of tweets as well as a selfie he took as he smoked a cigar in a swimming pool.
Zimmerman also branded President Obama an ‘ignorant baboon’ for his statements about the high number of gun-related deaths in America after the on-air shooting of WDBJ reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward.
He sparked fury on Twitter yet again last September after retweeting a picture of Trayvon Martin’s dead body.
A fan had posted the shocking image on the social network alongside a message to Zimmerman saying: ‘Z-Man is a one man army.’
Zimmerman then retweeted the image to more than 10,000 followers on his account, which he often uses to troll people online. – See more at: http://www.lailasblog.com/2016/05/george-zimmerman-auctions-off-gun-he.html#sthash.LyIOJ2za.dpuf