Two people apparently had a bidding war with George Zimmerman over the gun that he used to kill unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin.
Zimmerman told KTNV on Friday that he’s accepting a bid for $250,000 after the auction for the gun. That’s a lot of money to pay for a weapon that was used to kill a teenager.
According to Denny Honeycutt, a Daytona Beach, Florida, bar owner, Zimmerman had accepted his bid for $150,000 but instead backed out and decided to go with a higher bid.
Honeycutt told the Daytona Beach News-Journal that Zimmerman said the buyer was a woman who was giving the gun to her son as a birthday present.
“I thought he was a man of his word,” Honeycutt said. We’re not sure why the bar owner would think that. Honeycutt was bidding on a gun which killed an unarmed teenager at the hands of a man who shamelessly bragged about it in the years after his acquittal.
Honeycutt told the paper that Zimmerman told him repeatedly this week he was very worried about the high bidder destroying the gun.
To Honeycutt, the gun is a piece of Florida history and that’s the “main reason” he wants it. He went on to assure Zimmerman that he would never damage it or destroy it.
“It’s not about a gun issue or a black and white issue,” Honeycutt said. “I’m a human being who loves everybody.”
The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports:
Media reports in USA Today and elsewhere have indicated Zimmerman wanted to use the proceeds of the gun sale to combat members of the Black Lives Matter movement who go after police officers, to attempt to end the career of the woman who prosecuted him and to fight what he believes is Hillary Clinton’s anti-gun rhetoric.
Zimmerman has displayed racist rhetoric on Twitter and in the media. He didn’t bother to hide his disdain for black people after his acquittal. Zimmerman even retweeted an image of Trayvon Martin’s lifeless body. Unfortunately for the attention-seeking killer, his account was eventually suspended from the social site after posting revenge porn of his ex-girlfriend, saying she cheated on him with a ‘dirty Muslim.’
Trayvon Martin was a high school student from the Miami area who had been staying with his father at the The Retreat in Sanford. Zimmerman gunned him down after stalking the teenager, even though the neighborhood watchman was told by the dispatcher to stay in his car. Conservatives have applauded his kill ever since. And now, he’s profited from killing Trayvon Martin.
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