Yesterday the internet nearly broke when the news came out of George Zimmerman was planning on auctioning off the gun he used to defend himself against Trayvon Martin. No matter how you felt about the shooting, or the legality of selling the Kel-Tec, most people agreed it was in poor taste, including Gun Broker.
Within fifteen minutes of the auction going live, Gun Broker removed the ad from the site. Gun Broker responded to the outrage with this statement:
Late last night, George Zimmerman created a listing on our web site for the gun from the Trayvon Martin case four years ago. Mr. Zimmerman alerted news organizations that began reporting on the listing first thing this morning.
Listings on the GunBroker.com web site are user-generated, exactly like social media posts. Mr. Zimmerman never contacted anyone at GunBroker.com prior to or after the listing was created and no one at GunBroker.com has any relationship with Zimmerman. Our site rules state that we reserve the right to reject listings at our sole discretion, and have done so with the Zimmerman listing.
We want no part in the listing on our web site or in any of the publicity it is receiving.
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Source:: Patriot Outdoor News