George Zimmerman gun

UPDATE: The website that originally listed the weapon for auction,GunBroker.com, has removed the listing from its site. It has now been posted on another website, UnitedGunGroup.com. 

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George Zimmerman is selling the gun he used to kill Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teenager, during a 2012 confrontation in Sanford, Florida.

I’m a free American,” he told Fox 35 in Orlando. “I can do what I like with my possessions.”

Zimmerman wrote in the auction description of the Kel-Tec PF-9 9mm handgun that he plans to use some of the money to “fight BLM violence against Law Enforcement officers, ensure the demise of Angela Correy’s [sic] persecution career and Hillary Clinton’s anti-firearm rhetoric.”

Angela Corey is the Republican state attorney who charged Zimmerman with second-degree murder in the Martin shooting.

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George Zimmerman (left) shot and killed Trayvon Martin (right) in February 2012, but claimed self-defense and was acquitted of second-degree murder charges the following year. He is now selling the handgun used in the shooting.

Zimmerman was acquitted in 2013, leading to the protests that help spark the “Black Lives Matter“ movement.

The auction begins Thursday morning on GunBroker.com with a starting bid of $5,000.

In the description, Zimmerman said the gun was used to “defend my life.”

He wrote:

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.

However, the Smithsonian Museum tweeted on Thursday it had “never expressed interest” in the weapon.

We have never expressed interest in collecting George Zimmerman’s firearm, and have no plans to ever collect or display it in any museums

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