Calm down: Acquitted murderer George Zimmerman is not auctioning off the gun he used to kill 17-year-old Trayvon Martin four years ago.
Zimmerman, 32, planned to auction off the Kel-Tec PF-9 9mm handgun he used to gun down the unarmed teenager as he returned from a convenience store carrying a bag of Skittles and iced tea for his stepbrother.
The single-day auction of the weapon, which Zimmerman referred to as "an American Firearm Icon" in the item listing, was set to begin today. But the auction site, GunBroker.com, removed the listing moments ago.
The Daily Beast -- “I am honored and humbled to announce the sale of an American Firearm Icon,” Zimmerman wrote in the item’s description. “The firearm for sale is the firearm that was used to defend my life and end the brutal attack from Trayvon Martin on 2/26/2012... This is a piece of American History.” Proceeds from the sale, Zimmerman wrote, will be used to “fight [Black Lives Matter] violence against Law Enforcement officers, ensure the demise of [Zimmerman’s prosecuting attorney] Angela Correy’s [sic] persecution career and Hillary Clinton’s anti-firearm rhetoric.” Zimmerman punctuated the listing with the Latin phrase “Si vis pacem, para bellum,” meaning, “If you want peace, prepare for war.”