IMAGES: Look How Quickly Auction Site Removes Zimmerman’s Gun Used To Kill Trayvon

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George Zimmerman’s plans to sell the gun he used to kill Trayvon Martin have just been thwarted by an unlikely source. The gun posted at Gunbroker.com as item #558112068 is now removed.

The auction was to begin on Thursday. But that didn’t last long. In fact, the listing is no longer on the site.

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It’s over. The auction ended before it had a chance to begin.

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The removal caught the attention of Mike DeForest with News 6.

GunBroker.com didn’t have an issue with selling the firearm previously and now, they’ve taken the notice down. Also, they locked their Twitter account down and the gun auctioneer’s tweets are protected.

So let’s not give GunBroker.com much credit for this move because in 2012, the News 6 reporter wrote about the same company selling Trayvon Martin targets online, then this happened:

While Trayvon Martin’s killer claimed the gun was in hot demand, saying, “Many have expressed interest in owning and displaying the firearm including The Smithsonian Museum in Washington D.C.,” that is not entiredly true.

The Smithsonian released a statement on Twitter, saying, “We have never expressed interest in collecting George Zimmerman’s firearm, and have no plans to ever collect or display it in any museums.”

In Zimmerman’s announcement on the auction site, he wrote, in part, “I am honored and humbled to announce the sale of an American Firearm Icon.”

“This is a piece of American History,” he continued. “It has been featured in several publications and in current University text books. Offers to purchase the Firearm have been received…”

We’re sure there were offers. In July of 2013, the Buckeye Firearms Foundation, an Ohio based gun rights group, sent George Zimmerman a check for $12,150 in order to replenish his personal arsenal.

Buckeye Firearms solicited donations from its members in order to replace the gun.

What a sick and soulless industry.

Featured image: Zenny Abraham via Flickr, allowed under Creative Commons license.

Images in post: GunBroker.com