George Zimmerman to Auction Off the Kel-Tec PF9 Used to Kill Trayvon Martin

George Zimmerman. (Photo: ABC News)

George Zimmerman. (Photo: ABC News)

George Zimmerman—the man who in 2012 shot and killed a 17-year-old named Trayvon Martin and ignited a national controversy over “stand your ground” laws—says he plans to auction the Kel-Tec PF9 he used in the self-defense altercation.

“I am honored and humbled to announce the sale of an American Firearm Icon,” he says in the online listing. “This is a piece of American History… Offers to purchase the Firearm have been received; however, the offers were to use the gun in a fashion I did not feel comfortable with.”

According to CBS Miami, Zimmerman said he “doesn’t care what they think” when asked about people who feel the sale of the gun is in bad taste.

“What I’ve decided to do is not cower,” he told Fox35 Orlando.  “I’m a free American. I can do what I want with my possessions.”

According to the listing, the proceeds of the auction will “fight BLM [Black Lives Matter] violence against Law Enforcement officers, ensure the demise of Angela Correy’s persecution career and Hillary Clinton’s anti-firearm rhetoric.”

Zimmerman fails to expound upon how he plans to use the money for each purpose, but he believes he has reason to go after all three groups and individuals.

According to the auction listing, Zimmerman believes that Matthew Apperson—the man who shot at Zimmerman during a traffic altercation on May 12, 2016—is a “BLM sympathizer” and, presumably, intentionally targeted Zimmerman for his role in Martin’s death.

Angela Corey was the special prosecutor who was appointed by Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) to investigate the death of Trayvon Martin.

Hillary Clinton weighed in on this issue long before Zimmerman announced the auction. “The man who killed Trayvon Martin should have never had a gun in the first place,” Clinton said during a speech at Al Sharpton’s National Action Network, not deigning to mention Zimmerman by name.

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As the Daily Caller points out, it isn’t clear why Clinton believes Zimmerman should not have had a gun. He had no felony convictions or a history of mental health. Neither would any of Clinton’s proposed “gun control” measures have kept Zimmerman from owning or carrying a firearm in his neighborhood.

She also fails to mention that Zimmerman was acquitted by a six-person jury, which found that Martin was on top of Zimmerman and assaulting him when he was shot.

Trayvon Martin’s family declined to comment on Zimmerman, but their attorney provided a statement to Fox35 Orlando: “The Trayvon Martin Foundation is committed to its mission of ending senseless gun violence in the United States.  This election season, we are laser focused on furthering that mission. As such, the foundation has no comment on the actions of that person.”

The auction is set to begin at 11:00 AM EST on Thursday, May 12. The starting bid is $5000.

UPDATE 11:49 AM EST: The auction site has apparently taken down the listing for Zimmerman’s gun:

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UPDATE 8:26 PM EST: Zimmerman has relisted the gun for sale on a different auction website.

About the author: Jordan Michaels has been reviewing firearm-related products for over six years and enjoying them for much longer. With family in Canada, he’s seen first hand how quickly the right to self-defense can be stripped from law-abiding citizens. He escaped that statist paradise at a young age, married a sixth-generation Texan, and currently lives in Tyler. Got a hot tip? Send him an email at

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  • Al Kholos November 13, 2020, 4:39 pm

    I think “SuperG’s” account is close to the truth. I wasn’t aware of women’s jewelry in Martin’s backpack, and I wonder if anyone came forward to claim it as her own.

    It’s been my observation that none of the young black men (or boy, in Martin’s case) were Boy Scouts. All were thugs that brought down bad karma on themselves.

  • chris May 14, 2016, 10:32 pm

    This is such a non issue. I mean, twenty trillion dollar national debt, the world getting ready to be on fire, our presidential election being a campaign between dumb and dumber and this doofas makes the news because he is selling his junky little pimp gun, and for $5,000 bucks noless? folks, we have bigger fish to fry. Who cares about this moron and the three year old settled murder case. sheesh.

  • MeeesterPaul May 13, 2016, 3:02 am

    Seems the reporting leaves out a key detail – a link to the auction.

    • David May 23, 2016, 7:32 am

      The auction shown in clip was
      I don’t know if the was the one it was pulled from

  • Aaron May 12, 2016, 3:04 pm

    They just can’t seem to get the race war started, can they?

  • Will Drider May 12, 2016, 12:39 pm

    The Florida Stand Your Ground Law was never an issue in the Case and never brought up in the Case. It was just tossed into the discussion by gun grabbers that want to get rid of the Law and restrict firearms usage without criminal penalties.

    The tm foundation looks like a sham, they even tell you to address your checks to another handling org the miami foundation. Smells like a clinton foundation thing where nobody can track the money in or out.

  • Anthony wright May 12, 2016, 12:27 pm

    Sick basterd

  • SuperG May 12, 2016, 11:36 am

    So my son, dressed all in black and wearing a backpack, says he’s going to the store for a bag of Skittles. What’s wrong with this picture? Any normal father would take exception to this scenario right away. But Trayvon’s dad didn’t. I conjecture that he was fencing what Trayvon got through burglary. Even though this factoid was later suppressed at trial, they did find women’s jewelry in that backpack. I know the liberal media loves to say that Zimmerman, a “white Hispanic” gunned down an innocent young Black child, but the facts do not bear that out. Trayvon saw Zimmerman following, waited for and then attacked him, then got killed by his own stupidity…he brought fists to a gun fight. He wasn’t some innocent child fleeing a madman, but a violent young criminal who was ready to attack and murder. Zimmerman not only saved his life that night, but prevented a lot of future burglaries as well.

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