>> George Zimmerman certainly isn't afraid to court controversy. The former neighborhood watch volunteer, who shot and killed unarmed black teen Treyvon Martin, on Thursday planned to auction off the gun he used in Martin's death. Zimmerman claiming the proceeds will go to fight the Black Lives Matter movement and Hillary Clinton's, quote, anti-firearm rhetoric.
The now 32 year old who cited Florida's stand your ground law in his defense, and was cleared of murder charges, briefly listed the weapon on gunbroker.com, with a starting bid of $5000 before the website pulled it down. Zimmerman says the Justice Department recently gave him back the Kel Tec nine millimeter, describing the gun as a piece of American history.
Martin's shooting in February 2012, was one of the first giving rise to Black Lives Matter. Zimmerman's acquittal sparked nationwide outrage and he's continued to draw a bad press ever since. He's been charged in two separate domestic violence incidents, and in September, infamously retweeted a photo of Martin's dead body.
Last May, Zimmerman was a target of attempted murder, a man causing him minor injuries, saying he shot at him in self defense. Representatives for gunbroker.com did not immediately respond to questions about why the listing came down and whether the gun had been sold.