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George Zimmerman to auction gun used to kill Trayvon Martin

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Posted at 2:44 PM, May 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-12 16:51:15-04

George Zimmerman was acquitted by a Florida jury after he shot and killed an unarmed teenager who he said attacked him, and now he is auctioning off the weapon he used.

Zimmerman shot and killed Trayvon Martin in 2012, and Thursday morning the gun used in the incident was listed for auction on gunbroker.com.

That listing was removed, and Zimmerman said he has moved the auction to another website due to high traffic and publicity. The new website is password protected.

Before the listing was moved, Zimmerman described the weapon as an “American firearm icon” and “a piece of American history.”

He also promised to use a portion of the proceeds to, “fight Black Lives Matter violence against law enforcement officers… And ensure the demise of Angela Corey’s persecution career and Hillary Clinton’s anti-firearm rhetoric.”

The starting bid for the gun was $5,000.