Top 'Bid' for Zimmerman's Gun: $65M

One big bidder: 'Racist McShootface'
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted May 13, 2016 6:16 AM CDT
Top 'Bid' for Zimmerman's Gun: $65M
File photo of a police officer holding the gun used to kill Trayvon Martin.   (AP Photo/Orlando Sentinel, Joe Burbank, Pool, File)

George Zimmerman's attempt to sell the gun he used to kill Trayvon Martin appears to be back on again, though bidders are clearly making a joke of it. Early Friday morning, the leading bid in the online auction at UnitedGunGroup came from "Weedlord Bonerhitler" at a bit more than $65 million (the listing now reads "deleted member"). An earlier lead bidder called himself "Racist McShootface," reports USA Today. On Thursday, Zimmerman first planned to sell the gun at, but the website backed out. He then turned to UnitedGunGroup, but the site posted an online statement Thursday night saying, it, too, would reject the listing. However, it later deleted the post, and Zimmerman's auction remains active. The site is expected to issue a clarification Friday morning about its status, reports CBS News.

The two people perhaps most stunned by the attempted sale are Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, the parents of Trayvon. "It's just shocking, it's shocking to me and it's shocking to everybody—and Trayvon to them is their child," their attorney tells NBC News. "To everybody else, it may be a cause or a hashtag, but this is their son. So somebody's actually talking about profiting from the loss of their child and it's just very hurtful to them." The gun is a 9mm Kel-Tec PF-9 pistol, and Zimmerman set the opening bid for his "American Firearm Icon" at $5,000. (More George Zimmerman stories.)

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