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George Zimmerman’s gun is an American artefact: a museum should buy it

by | 13th, May 2016

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When George Zimmerman shot dead unarmed Trayvon Martin, America wept and bled. Zimmerman claimed self-defence and was found not guilty. Now comes news:

Zimmerman Sells Gun Used In Trayvon Martin Death

The gun belongs to the shooter.

Maybe a museum will buy it. In 2015, the BBC reported:

An assault rifle used in seven unsolved murders has been discovered on public display at the Imperial War Museum. BBC Panorama has learned that investigators re-examining paramilitary murders in Northern Ireland found the gun on display in an exhibit on the Troubles. The families of the murder victims had previously been told by the police that they had disposed of the weapon… Forensic tests conducted in the 1990s showed the rifle was one of two weapons used in an attack on a Belfast betting shop in 1992. Five Catholics, including a 15-year-old boy, were killed in the attack on the Ormeau Road by Protestant paramilitaries. The rifle has also been linked to the unsolved murders of two other men in 1988.

Is the Zimmerman gun an American artefact? He says:

“I am honored and humbled to announce the sale of an American firearm icon. 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.”

We will know its value by its sale price. Zimmerman can sell it – but let’s see who buys it and for how much.

 

 



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