George Zimmerman in a courtroom in Sanford, Fla., on July 13, 2013, while jurors deliberated during his trial in the fatal shooting of unarmed teen Trayvon Martin. Zimmerman was ultimately acquitted. 
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George Zimmerman is auctioning the gun he used to kill Trayvon Martin.

Zimmerman, the overzealous former neighborhood watchman, has listed the Kel-Tec PF-9 9 mm on a gun broker website, CNBC reports. Zimmerman contends that he used the gun to stop a "brutal attack" by unarmed teen Trayvon Martin in 2012, killing the teen.

"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," Zimmerman said in describing the weapon in the ad. The listing starts at $5,000.

The shooting of the unarmed 17-year-old in Sanford, Fla., sparked nationwide protest. Zimmerman claimed that the teen was acting suspiciously when he approached him, starting the altercation. Zimmerman claimed self-defense in the attack and was tried twice for the shooting but was found not guilty.

Zimmerman notes in the auction listing that the gun has been highly sought after since the shooting. 


"Many have expressed interest in owning and displaying the firearm, including the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, D.C.," Zimmerman wrote, CNBC reports. "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."

Zimmerman added that part of the proceeds from the firearm's sale will go to stop "Hillary Clinton's anti-firearm rhetoric."

Zimmerman, who has had several run-ins with the law since the 2012 shooting, ended his post by calling the gun a "piece of American History."


"Now is your opportunity to own a piece of American History. Good Luck. Your friend, George M. Zimmerman. Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum," which is Latin for "If you want peace, prepare for war."

CNBC reports that no bids had yet been placed on the firearm.

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