>> George Zimmerman once again courting controversy Thursday. The former Neighborhood Watch volunteer who shot and killed unarmed teen Trayvon Martin tried to auction off the gun he used in Martin's death, listing the weapon on the website GunBroker.com with a starting bid of $5,000, describing it as a piece of American history.
But the listing disappeared from the site moments after its scheduled start. GunBroker.com posting a statement saying, quote, Mr. Zimmerman never contacted anyone at GunBroker.com prior to or after the listing was created, adding, we want no part in the listing on our web site or in any of the publicity it is receiving.
Zimmerman's acquittal in Martin's death sparked nationwide outrage, and he's continued to draw bad press ever since. He's been charged in two separate domestic violence incidents, and in September, infamously tweeted a photo of Martin's dead body. Zimmerman, undeterred, had the gun listed on another website, unitedgungroup.com, by the end of the day.