George Zimmerman is "proudly" selling the gun he killed Trayvon Martin with - Th

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  1. RJ Schwartz profile image92
    RJ Schwartzposted 2 years ago

    George Zimmerman is "proudly" selling the gun he killed Trayvon Martin with - Thoughts?

    George Zimmerman is auctioning the gun he used to kill Trayvon Martin.
    The post lists the weapon purportedly used to kill Martin at a starting bid of $5,000.

    "I am honored and humbled to announce the sale of an American firearm icon," the post says. "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 post brags about the gun's popularity, describing it as a "piece of American history" in which museums have expressed interest.

    https://usercontent1.hubstatic.com/13014540_f260.jpg

  2. lions44 profile image98
    lions44posted 2 years ago

    I find it disgusting.  He's a complete weirdo and creep.  No matter your stand on the incident, this is a slap in the face to the kid's parents.  Have some dignity.  If the State of Florida had not overcharged him, he would have been convicted on a manslaughter charge and served at least some time in prison.

    1. lions44 profile image98
      lions44posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Just found out the gun sale has been pulled.  So at least we have some good news today.

    2. tsadjatko profile image59
      tsadjatkoposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      He must have read my answer lol

    3. RJ Schwartz profile image92
      RJ Schwartzposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      It's good that he pulled it....but kind of kills my question.

    4. JJ McHale profile image60
      JJ McHaleposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      No, Ralph. UR question is fine. Proof he did post the ad & how some of the public reacted. I'd say he's going to take a lot of flack (hopefully) Did no one ever teach that guy anything? No brains, no morals, no sense. I think that spells LOSER.

    5. tsadjatko profile image59
      tsadjatkoposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I heard on the radio this morning the gun sold for $1,000,000 dollars! If so I wonder if whoever bought it will have it insured for $2,000,000 before it disappears. George won't be gettin much sleep when that happens :-o

    6. RJ Schwartz profile image92
      RJ Schwartzposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      The bidding appears to have been hijacked  - get this, a $65 million dollar bid is out there now.  Ironically Gunbroker's websites were overwhelmed with curios lookers yesterday

  3. profile image0
    Old Poolmanposted 2 years ago

    George Zimmerman has a screw loose in his head.  This idea is beyond disgusting.

  4. tsadjatko profile image59
    tsadjatkoposted 2 years ago

    https://usercontent1.hubstatic.com/13014568_f260.jpg

    This will be the 2nd biggest mistake of his life. The first was leaving his car the night he called the police on Travon.

    Given the crazies involved in the Black lives matter "movement" (not a grass roots movement) which is bought and paid for by radical left wingers I can see the scenario they will have planned for this. Black Lives Matter, just like Occupy Wall Street, is astroturf, fake grass roots movements used by the militant left extensively to help promote their liberal agendas. Read all about it: http://www.aim.org/special-report/reds- … s-matter/.

    There are fanatics so caught up in this Black Lives Matter movement that they will arrange to buy that weapon through a proxy that appears to be a legitimate unrelated bidder, the gun will be insured and eventually stolen in a burglary. Months or years later it will be used to murder Zimmerman and the gun will be left at the murder scene to send a message, rekindling racism, hatred, violence, anarchy and the destruction of America, the goals of the left.

    Mark my words, it's as plain as black and white.

    1. MizBejabbers profile image90
      MizBejabbersposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Wow, never thought of it that way. You may have a good point. We will be waiting to see.

    2. tsadjatko profile image59
      tsadjatkoposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      "never thought of it that way?" Of course not, it takes years of studying the criminal liberal mind (like the Clintons or Obama) to learn how to think like they do.

    3. MizBejabbers profile image90
      MizBejabbersposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Tsad, I've been studying the "criminal liberal mind", the criminal conservative mind, and the criminal independent mind as a paralegal and a legal editor for 28 years. Your bias slip is showing.

    4. tsadjatko profile image59
      tsadjatkoposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Touche,MizB,LOL,then I suppose when you said"I never thought of it that way."you just weren't using that study?&  then when you said"You may have a good point."it just kicked in.Oh well,the gun's withdrawn,guess we won't be waiting to see.

    5. profile image0
      LoliHeyposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Very ironic...your prediction.  Killed by the same gun he used to kill Martin. Karma!

  5. MizBejabbers profile image90
    MizBejabbersposted 2 years ago

    I don't know what kind of message he's trying to send unless he is bragging that he killed Trayvon. Of course, he may actually need the money to pay legal bills. He started the fight and should have been given a prison sentence for finishing it. I find it appalling that he is now selling the gun.

    1. JJ McHale profile image60
      JJ McHaleposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Needs the money? Fine.  Sell Ur damned gun. A psycho shouldn't have a gun anyway. You proved that.  Just don't advertise it like it's an effing TROPHY!  Dirt bag!

  6. JJ McHale profile image60
    JJ McHaleposted 2 years ago

    We've only begun to experience the enormous outrage of this ignorant move by Crazed idiot, Zimmerman.  If he is not on hard drugs, his only other excuse for pulling this stunt would be his mind is completely gone.
    There can be no doubt the scenario (or some such deal) that Tsad has suggested will become reality.  No doubt.  Those thoughts were the first to enter my mind.  They sure as hell are thoughts going through the minds of particular "angry," hell-bent individuals.  Justifiably so!  This jerk has single-handedly earned every vengeful act inflicted upon him.
    I recently read several articles on this fiasco, written by writers here on HP.  One in particular, which was a letter to Zimmerman (can't recall the name of the female writer) was spot ON!!  She got directly to the point of the matter, which Tsad reiterates here.  This entire thing would be a non-issue, had GZ kept his stupid ass in his truck!  He had NO right whatsoever to stalk & approach.  We'll just see now, won't we?

    1. tsadjatko profile image59
      tsadjatkoposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      The writer of that open letter was Paula, otherwise known as Effer and boy did she get it right.

    2. JJ McHale profile image60
      JJ McHaleposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, Thanks Tsad. I read a few of her hubs.  She's a damned good writer! Very prolific, clear & matter-of-fact. I recall I got the impression she may be an Attorney or just very "logical" & realistic. I hope she doesn't mind us discussing her

  7. WithMetta profile image78
    WithMettaposted 2 years ago

    Your title says "proudly" but the quote itself says "honored and humbled." Humility is the opposite or pride. It appears your strong opinion on the auction has led you to write a title so blatantly misleading it may as well be said to contain a lie.

    1. tsadjatko profile image59
      tsadjatkoposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      In context=" I am honored and humbled to announce the sale.. the firearm that was used to defend my life and end the brutal attack from Trayvon Martin on 2/26/2012" That sounds pretty proud to me - nice trick taking words out of context.

    2. RJ Schwartz profile image92
      RJ Schwartzposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for the back up Tsad - Metta, there are many stories on the web about this and some used the word "proud"

    3. JJ McHale profile image60
      JJ McHaleposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Metta,  Not that you may be "grasping at straws" or reacting in desperation or anything of that nature, right???!!  Really??

  8. lisavollrath profile image96
    lisavollrathposted 2 years ago

    Although he has every right to sell the gun, the fact that he's exploiting its use in this horrible event in order to profit from it is completely despicable. If he were truly "honored and humbled", he would list it quietly, and not mention the gun's history, or donate it to one of the museums that have expressed interest.

    1. RJ Schwartz profile image92
      RJ Schwartzposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      No one ever said he was a smart guy.

    2. JJ McHale profile image60
      JJ McHaleposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      He must have thought the highest bidder would be the KKK. !!

    3. lisavollrath profile image96
      lisavollrathposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I'm happy to see that the first auction site on which he posted the gun has rejected the listing. A second site also declined to list it today.

    4. RJ Schwartz profile image92
      RJ Schwartzposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I hear another site was approached and they are refusing to list it

  9. FatFreddysCat profile image97
    FatFreddysCatposted 2 years ago

    Yet another shining example of what a class act Mr. Zimmerman truly is.
    Excuse me. (vomits)

  10. tamarawilhite profile image91
    tamarawilhiteposted 2 years ago

    Notice how the media keeps using the picture of a baby faced 12 year old for Trayvon Martin, instead of the 6 foot tall muscled young adult he was when he attacked and tried to kill Zimmerman.
    At least this debate is admitting Martin did violently assault Zimmerman. The criminal record Martin has as a thief is too conveniently overlooked by the left - they just slot in black kid good, white guy bad, no matter the real circumstances.
    Because of the "white guy bad" (I know Zimmerman is half hispanic and part black) narrative, he has trouble finding work and repeatedly harassed. So he's selling the gun to try to make money to pay his bills. And if that's what he has to do after the smear campaign by race hustlers that only care about blacks when killed by cops or non-blacks, so be it.

    The black community needs to start caring about the 90% of blacks killed by other blacks at a rate several times higher than whites killing whites. And they can end a lot of negative stereotypes of their community by addressing the fact that black kids are MANY times more likely to attack or kill a white than the other way around, including the knockout game / polar bear hunting that aims to hurt whites for fun.

    So this guy selling a gun to pay his bills is a no big deal, while the "blame whitey" that made it necessary is one of the major problems the black community has to fix to be able to be true equals in today's society. That, and stop killing each other and other people so much.

    1. tsadjatko profile image59
      tsadjatkoposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I think if this guy has trouble finding work&is harassed it likely has nothing to do with a"whiteguybad"narrative but everything to do with the fact he is a total loser in every respect.Just read his antics sinceTravon's death.&nowagunsale?

    2. JJ McHale profile image60
      JJ McHaleposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      T.W. Not a single eye or ear "witness" to any attack, much less "violent" Trayvon's goal was to get to his Dad's. Y was GZ out of his truck? This is re: This crime, not blk on blk. What's ur game? a little racism? Just say so.

    3. profile image0
      LoliHeyposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Both parties were losers.  Zimmerman may have done what he needed to do, but he does have a few screws loose.

  11. profile image0
    LoliHeyposted 2 years ago

    It's very inappropriate.  Why would he think people would want to own the gun that killed Trayvon Martin?  No matter what Trayvon was like, or what really happened, the weapon does not need to be exploited--it's very disrespectful to his memory and to his family.  Are there really people out there who want to brag that they own this gun, like it is some kind of trophy?  Zimmermann needs to get over himself.

  12. RJ Schwartz profile image92
    RJ Schwartzposted 2 years ago

    George claims to have sold the gun for $100,000....

    1. tsadjatko profile image59
      tsadjatkoposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      If so he is doubly stupid, done right he could have made more than that and without drawing negative attention. Whoever bought it from him better be sure to have it authenticated!

 
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