• Live
    • Audio Only
  • Share on Google +
  • Share on Facebook
  • Share on twitter
  • The handgun used in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin is seen this handout photo provided by the State Attorney

    The handgun used in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin is seen this handout photo provided by the State Attorney's Office on May 17, 2012. | Photo: Reuters

Two of the biggest auctioneers of guns in the U.S. said they had refused on ethical grounds to handle the sale.

George Zimmerman said he has sold the gun he used to kill unarmed Black teenager Trayvon Martin in Florida in 2012 for US$250,000, television stations in Orlando and Las Vegas reported Friday.

RELATED:
A Person Called 'Racist McShootFace' Just Disrupted George Zimmerman's Gun Auction

His offer to sell the Kel-Tec PF9 9mm handgun on UnitedGunGroup.com drew praise from gun rights supporters and scorn from critics who point out he has profited from the 17-year-old's death. Online bidding for the gun ended Wednesday.

United Gun Group owner Todd Underwood said on his site that tools had been put in place to keep bogus buyers from driving up the price as they had last week, when bids during an initial auction topped US$65 million under names such as "Racist McShootFace."

On his own website Wednesday, Zimmerman said the auction had "raised funds for several worthy causes." He has said he will use proceeds to counter "violence" against law enforcement officers by the group Black Lives Matter and to fight Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton's "anti-firearm rhetoric."

RELATED:
Trayvon Martin Case

Auction site GunBroker.com rejected the listing last week, and two of the U.S.'s leading auctioneers of guns said they had refused to handle the sale on ethical grounds.

Zimmerman was acquitted of second-degree murder and manslaughter charges in the shooting, which sparked heated debates over race relations, gun control and justice in the United States.

WATCH: Police Terror & #BlackLivesMatter

|

Comment
0
Comments
Post with no comments.