Misfired: Auction Suspended For Gun Used To Kill Trayvon Martin

  • by: Alan Duke

George ZImmerman's plan to raise thousands of dollars by auctioning the pistol he used to kill Trayvon Martin in 2012 has been derailed. The auction website where Zimmerman listed the handgun for sale has pulled the listing just as the bidding was set to start Thursday, Lead Stories has confirmed.

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"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," Zimmerman's listing said.

It described the gun as a "piece of American history" that even the Smithsonian had sought for a museum exhibit. The Smithsonian denied in a tweet Thursday that it ever "express interest" in the infamous firearm.

  Alan Duke

Editor-in-Chief Alan Duke co-founded Lead Stories after ending a 26-year career with CNN, where he mainly covered entertainment, current affairs and politics. Duke closely covered domestic terrorism cases for CNN, including the Oklahoma City federal building bombing, the UNABOMBER and search for Southeast bomber Eric Robert Rudolph. CNN moved Duke to Los Angeles in 2009 to cover the entertainment beat. Duke also co-hosted a daily podcast with former HLN host Nancy Grace, "Crime Stories with Nancy Grace" and hosted the podcast series "Stan Lee's World: His Real Life Battle with Heroes & Villains." You'll also see Duke in many news documentaries, including on the Reelz channel, CNN and HLN.

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