Hours after the listing for George Zimmerman’s firearm on gunbroker.com was quickly taken down, another website started auctioning off the weapon.
On Thursday, George Zimmerman announced he was planning to auction his Kel-Tec PF-9 handgun used in the killing of Trayvon Martin.
The auction was set to start at 11 a.m. EST. The bidding price for the weapon was set to start at $5,000.
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Within seconds of the scheduled auction time, the post was no longer available on the site.
The link is found when searching Google, but when clicked, it brings you to a page that reads, "Sorry but the item you requested is no longer in the system."
There is a cached version of the gun post that was found on Google. The official name for the listing is "George Zimmerman’s PF-9 used on 2/26/12," with the username GZ1776.
In the description section of the post, user GZ1776 writes:
“Prospective bidders, I am honored and humbled to announce the sale of an American Firearm Icon. 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 gun is a Kel-Tec PF-9 9mm. It has recently been returned to me by the Department of Justice. The pistol currently has the case number written on it in silver permanent marker. 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. It has been featured in several publications and in current University textbooks. Offers to purchase the Firearm have been received; however, the offers were to use the gun in a fashion I did not feel comfortable with. The firearm is fully functional as the attempts by the Department of Justice on behalf of B. Hussein Obama to render the firearm inoperable were thwarted by my phenomenal Defense Attorney. I recognize the purchaser's ownership and right to do with the firearm as they wish. The purchaser is guaranteed validity and authenticity of the firearm. On this day, 5/11/2016 exactly one year after the shooting attempt to end my life by BLM sympathizer Matthew Apperson I am proud to announce that a portion of the proceeds will be used to: fight BLM violence against Law Enforcement officers, ensure the demise of Angela Correy's persecution career and Hillary Clinton's anti-firearm rhetoric. Now is your opportunity to own a piece of American History. Good Luck. Your friend, George M. Zimmerman ~Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum~”
The gun auction site has not released any information about the listing; however, its Twitter account is now private and its Facebook page has been temporarily deactivated.
Gunbroker.com released a statement to the public saying that the site is user generated and they have absolutely nothing to do with George Zimmerman.
The gun was then put up again for a starting bid of $5,000 on the siteunitedgungroup.com..
Within a couple hours of the auction, there were still no bids listed, and as of 5:30 p.m., the page was no longer loading.
The gun that shot Trayvon Martin is being auctioned off. https://t.co/I3WdUVHPnI— United Gun Group (@UnitedGunGroup) May 12, 2016