UPDATE: The auction isn’t happening anymore. If this upsets you, ask yourself why somebody would buy a fucking Tec 9mm for five grand. Once you figure that out and this still upsets you, then you can always pick it up at a gun show. No worries.
With all the people who died in 2016, it’s weird that George Zimmerman is still alive since his whole life seems to be actively looking for somebody to kill him. Nobody could, so he probably thinks he’s gonna be the new member of The Avengers once Trump restores America. Because nobody in their right mind does some shit like this.
George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch captain who was acquitted in the shooting of Trayvon Martin in 2013, is selling his gun. The 9mm pistol that Zimmerman said was used to shoot and kill Trayvon Martin on February 26, 2012 is up for sale in an online auction. FOX 35 spoke to Zimmerman about the weapon and its sale. “I recently received it back from the Department of Justice. They took it after my trial, after I was exonerated,” he said. We reached out to Trayvon Martin’s family attorney for comment. While they didn’t want to talk about Zimmerman, they gave us a statement which reads, “The Trayvon Martin Foundation is committed to its mission of ending senseless gun violence in the United States. This election season, we are laser focused on furthering that mission. As such, the foundation has no comment on the actions of that person.” Zimmerman says he has had death threats while in hiding and has had several more after putting this gun up for auction. “What I’ve decided to do is not cower,” he said. “I’m a free American. I can do what I want with my possessions.”The auction goes live at 11 a.m. on Thursday. Bids start at $5,000.
In addition to reminding you that the only true freedom us Americans have is guns, it also reminds you that George Zimmerman is broke, so that’s some good news. He probably thought it would be in The Smithsonian by now. It isn’t, so I guess he had to sell it. But this is like O.J. selling the knife or the NFL selling brain scans. Some things are just in poor taste.
I will never stop posting this Sophie Turner #tbt. Not in these dark times, my friends.
[ h/t Gawker ]