By Dennis Hartley
The World of Bad Taste, pt. II:
(from BBC News)
An online auction for the pistol used to kill unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin has apparently reached $65m (£45m), organisers say.
The sale has been plagued by fake bidders including “Racist McShootface”.
George Zimmerman, who shot and killed the teenager, had planned to auction what he called “an American icon” on the website Gun Broker on Thursday.
But the web posting was removed just as the auction was due to begin with a reserve price of $5,000 (£3,450).
United Gun Group is now hosting the auction.
In a statement on Twitter they defended the sale of the gun on their site. They were “truly sorry” for the Martin family’s loss but said it was their goal to “defend liberty”.
“Unless the law has been violated, it is the intention of the United Gun Group to allow its members to use any of the available features. While not always popular this is where we stand.”
“An American icon”. He’s right…in an unintentionally ironic context:
God bless America.