Editor's note: The gun used in the death of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin appears to be removed from sale on auction site GunBroker.com. George Zimmerman, who was acquitted in the shooting death of Martin, told Florida news station WOFL that he was putting the gun up for sale. The auction site's Twitter account is also now set to private. We're watching for more updates. - Rebecca
Smithsonian releases statement after George Zimmerman says museum system expressed interest in his gun: 'We have never expressed interest in collecting George Zimmerman's firearm, and have no plans to ever collect or display it in any museums' - @smithsonian
George Michael Zimmerman (born October 5, 1983) is an American known for the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin on February 26, 2012, in Sanford, Florida. On July 13, 2013, he was acquitted of second-degree murder in Florida v. George Zimmerman. As of 2015, he remained the subject of media interest due to ongoing controversy over the Trayvon Martin case, as well as a number of other incidents and allegations of violence involving Zimmerman subsequent to his acquittal.