By Karen Brooks
(Reuters) – George Zimmerman stated he has actually offered the weapon he utilized to eliminate unarmed black teen Trayvon Martin in Florida in 2012 for $250,000, tv stations in Orlando and Las Vegas reported on Friday.
Zimmerman might not be reached to validate the reports by KTNV in Las Vegas and the Daytona Beach News-Journal. His offer to offer the Kel-Tec PF9 9mm pistol on UnitedGunGroup.com
drew appreciation from weapon rights advocates and reject from critics who implicated him of looking for to make money from the 17-year-old’s death. Online bidding for the weapon ended on Wednesday. Zimmerman was acquitted of second-degree
murder and murder charges in the shooting, which
stimulated heated disputes over race relations, weapon control and justice in the United States. In a declaration on Twitter after the bidding closed on Wednesday, United Gun Group safeguarded its choice to host the auction and stated it would have no more remarks. On his own site that day, Zimmerman stated the auction had actually “raised funds for numerous worthwhile causes.”He has actually stated he would utilize earnings to counter violence versus police policemans by the group Black Lives Matter and to eliminate Democratic governmental confident Hillary Clinton‘s “anti-firearm rhetoric.” Since Friday afternoon, he had actually not published an upgrade on his site about the sale. United Gun Group owner Todd Underwood stated on his website that tools had actually been put in location to keep fake purchasers from increasing the rate as they had recently, when quotes throughout a preliminary auction topped$65 million under names such as”Racist McShootFace.”Auction website GunBroker.com turned down the listing recently, and 2 of America’s leading auctioneers of weapons stated they had actually declined on ethical premises to deal with the sale. (Reporting by Karen Brooks in Fort
Worth, Texas) Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2016/05/20/george-zimmerman-gun-auction_n_10075316.html