Zimmerman tries to sell the gun he used to kill Trayvon Martin
May 18 2016
Racially based violence is an incredibly big problem in many places all over the world. From Sandra Bland to Travyon Martin, and many others –there are so many young black people who have died at the hands of trigger happy gun-owners. We are all familiar with the Case of George Zimmerman. Zimmerman shot and killed Travyon Martin. Martin was unarmed. Zimmerman claimed it was self-defence, and was later found not-guilty for the death of Travyon Martin. This was four years ago, but Zimmerman finds himself in the news cycle this week for trying to sell the gun that he used to kill Trayvon Martin, online.
Zimmerman had posted an advertisement for the auction of his gun on a website called GunBroker. However, the site later took down the page for bidding on Zimmerman’s gun. The website released a statement saying that they did not want to be implicated in the sale of that gun, and did not want it listed on their website. However, Zimmerman had a different story as to why he moved the auctioning of his firearm to another website. Zimmerman claims that GunBroker was not able to deal with the amount of internet traffic the item would generate on their site. As a result, he says, he had moved the sale to a different auction house.
Zimmerman moved the auction to the United Gun Group, and the bidding on his gun was set to start at $5000. However, the United Gun Group has also not responded favourably to this listing. They too released a statement saying that they would not host Zimmerman’s listing. When the gun had been listed on the sites briefly, it had been advertised as a ‘piece of American history’, and contained some false claims, including that the Smithsonian Institution had been interested in acquiring and displaying his firearm. It is however pleasing to see that both of these gun auction websites declined to be a part of such a distasteful affair.
Let us be honest, it is incredibly tacky of Zimmerman to be trying to sell the gun he used to kill an innocent young man. He may have been found not-guilty in a court of law, but it shows very little remorse to then be seen trying to profit off his violence that resulted in someone losing their life. It is incredibly sad to see such a lack of empathy exhibited by George Zimmerman in this regard. Reading the news can be so depressing, as it can highlight the worst of human nature. It is important to stay informed and know what is happening in current affairs, but it can also be pretty draining. If you need a break from all the terrible news stories out there, head over to the Royal Vegas Canadian online casino for a much needed break! They have such a wide variety of online casino games. And aside from having a lot of fun, you may also win some money!