Yesterday, after George Zimmerman’s initial attempt to auction off the weapon he used to kill Trayvon Martin was foiled, a second auction site took up the cause. That auction has since been disrupted by the user “Racist McShootFace,” who placed a series of bids pushing the price up past $65 million.
That account has since been suspended, and bidding has returned to normal. The most recent seemingly legitimate bid was placed by the user “Brez Morrell,” for $485,000.
But the Smithsonian denies any interest. “The Smithsonian has never expressed an interest in collecting this firearm and has no intention of collecting or displaying this firearm,” spokesman John Gibbons told the Associated Press.
“This is a piece of American History,” Zimmerman wrote.