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Well, from what I understand, the Smithsonian has already approached him to purchase the weapon before, so...
George Zimmerman, the Florida man who shot and killed black teenager Trayvon Martin in an incident that triggered nationwide civil rights protests, listed the gun he used in the incident for auction in order to raise money to challenge presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's gun control policies and the Black Lives Matter movement.
To add to the bizarre and controversial situation, Zimmerman apparently lied when he advertised the pistol by claiming the Smithsonian Institution was interested in “owning and displaying the firearm.”
The museum refuted the claim on its website and via Twitter.
Zimmerman told The Daily Beast he plans to use the proceeds from the auction to counter the Black Lives Matter movement by making law enforcement officers affected by the movement "wealthy beyond their wildest imaginations."
George Zimmerman Says He Got $250K For Gun That Shot Trayvon Martin