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George Zimmerman tried it. The man acquitted of the second-degree murder of Trayvon Martin attempted to auction off the gun used in the killing but has, respectfully, been blocked from doing so.
Zimmerman told Orlando, Florida station WOFL-TV that upon receiving the gun back from the U.S. Justice Department, who had confiscated it after the shooting, he planned to sell the weapon because it was "time to move past the firearm."
The former neighborhood watchman's 9mm Kel-Tec PF-9 pistol was listed on GunBroker.com at a starting bid of $5,000. And though the auction began at 11:00 a.m. EST and was intended to run for a full 24 hours, the listing for the gun was removed just 18 short minutes later.
According to ABC News, the website could not be reached for comment and did not provide a reason (yet) as to why the listing was taken down, but the auction statement originally promised that a portion of the gun's sale would be used to fight "BLM violence against Law Enforcement officers," a possible reference to the Black Lives Matter movement. Yes, you read that correctly.