For those of you that may have been living under a rock, George Zimmerman stopped Trayvon Martin on the night of 2/12/2012 for walking through a private community on his way back from purchasing Arizona Tea-Watermelon Fruit Cocktail and Skittles for the codeine based concoction “Lean”. Upon being stopped, Trayvon attacked Zimmerman, slamming his head against the concrete multiple time. Zimmerman was able to protect his own life by brandishing his Kel-Tec PF-9 and ending the threat. After public outcry, Zimmerman was charged with second-degree murder and manslaughter, but was acquitted my a Florida jury on 7/13/2013. This has been one of the most controversial cases in US history. Racial tensions reached a fever-pitch with riots and protest in nearly every major city. The “Stand Your Ground” laws that were used to help justify the self-defense case fell under major scrutiny, and a new precedent was set for all future self-defense shootings involving young african-american teens.
Needless to say, George Zimmerman is still one of the most hated people in America. Plenty of controversy has followed him after the acquittal, but this is by far the biggest. Within hours, Zimmerman’s Kel-Tec PF-9 will be live on the auction site Gun Broker with a starting bid of $5,000 (that price might be his worst crime…). The description for the gun reads:
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 text books. 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~
In the description, Zimmerman claims getting rid of the gun will be a major step in moving forward with his life. He also says that a portion of the proceeds will be used to fight Black Lives Matter violence against law enforcement. He ends the description with the Latin phrase meaning, “If you want peace, prepare for war”.
This is sure to dominate the news-cycle for the next 48 hours, so prepare yourself for the outrage. It will be interesting to see just how high this “piece of American history” goes for.
Do you think he should be allowed to do this?