George Zimmerman Is Auctioning the Gun He Used to Kill Trayvon Martin

May 12th 2016

Danielle DeCourcey

Update Thursday 8:30a.m PST: 

The gun used to kill Trayvon Martin is no longer listed by the online auctioner gunbroker.com, according to a local Orlando news station. 

The item is no longer listed on the website. 

Canceled Sale

It is still unclear at this time if the auction was canceled, or if the listing was removed for technical reasons. We will continue to monitor this story.


George Zimmerman is auctioning the gun he used to shoot and kill 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in 2012.

"I'm a free American, and I can do what I'd like with my possessions," he said in a phone interview with local Florida station WOGX. Zimmerman — who says he shot Martin in self-defense — was found not guilty in the controversial killing of Martin.

He also said that selling the gun was a way to "move on."

The auction is posted on gunbroker.com, but the bidding doesn't start until Thursday morning. Bidding starts at $5,000. As of the writing this story on Wednesday night, it had already been viewed more than 27,000 times.

George Zimmerman's PF-9 used on 2/26/12

The auction listing is complete with court photos.

Pictures for Item # 558112068

The description depicts Trayvon Martin, who was unarmed during the 2012 encounter, as an aggressive attacker and calls the gun 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."

Description for Item # 558112068

Zimmerman also references Matt Aperson, a Florida man charged with shooting at Zimmerman in 2015, and makes statements against the Black Lives Matter movement, Florida State Attorney Angela Corey, and Hillary Clinton.

"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."

Twitter is not happy about the sale.

The Trayvon Martin Foundation has not yet responded to ATTN:'s request for comment on the auction, but they did give this statement to WOGX:

"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."

You can watch the full report from a local Florida station below.

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