George Zimmerman has put a price on Trayvon Martin’s life.
The man responsible for fatally shooting the unarmed black teen sold the firearm he used the night of February 26, 2012, in Sanford, Florida, to the highest online bidder in an effort to continue his anti-Black Lives Matter Movement work and campaign against Hillary Clinton.
“I would sell everything and anything I own to ensure, to attempt to ensure that they can no longer hurt men and women of law enforcement,” Zimmerman said. “Anything I can think of to ensure that Hillary Clinton does not become the leader of the greatest nation on earth.”
The 32-year-old, who was acquitted in July 2013, insisted the sale of the 9 mm Kel-Tec PF-9 used to kill Trayvon, who was 17 at the time, was his way of advocating for the safety of police.
“I am going to donate to officers such as the deputy in Texas that was shot in the head at point-blank range for no other reason than he was in uniform,” Zimmerman said. “No one can replace his life. No one can replace the service he was doing to his community. My goal is to attempt to make his family as whole as possible again.”
As for Trayvon’s parents Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, well, Zimmerman blamed them and their lack of parenting for their son’s death.
“Of course, I would have done anything to not have to take a life in self-defense,” Zimmerman said.
“I would have done anything for Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin to have actually taken an interest in their child. … They had no interest in their child,” he continued. “I wish they would have. I wish I never had to. I would have stayed in bed if I would have thought I would have to take a life in self-defense. I don’t think anybody in their right mind would ever want to be in this position.”
However, Zimmerman has settled into his position as an online auctioneer quite comfortably. As for those describing his new profit as a “victory lap,” Zimmerman described them as “keyboard commandos.”
“I don’t care about them one bit,” he said. “They didn’t bid on it. They don’t affect my life one bit. They are irrelevant.”
It’s unclear which website Zimmerman was able to sell the firearm on, but it was originally on gunbroker.com before the page was disabled.
“I thought it was time to move past the firearm,” Zimmerman said when the auction of the gun was initially announced and after he said the Department of Justice returned it to him. “If I sell it, and it sells, I move past it.”
The original description of the item for sale read, “The firearm for sale is the firearm that was used to defend my life and end the brutal attack from Trayvon Martin. Now is your opportunity to own a piece of American history.”
Zimmerman confirmed Monday that the gun has been shipped to its new owner.
(Photo: Courtesy of Travyon Martin's Family)
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