When George Zimmerman, the gunman who shot African-American teen Trayvon Martin in 2012, received the gun he used back from the Department of Justice, he decided to put it up for sale through an online auction. According to a Huffington Post report, Zimmerman announced that he was selling his Kel-Tec PF9 9mm handgun which he used as a neighborhood watch volunteer, which he listed as "an American Firearm Icon."
The online auction hosted by the United Gun Group opened the auction on Thursday through the group's website. Since then, the site has received bids as high as $65 million, from a bidder named Craig Byrant. It is not known if Bryant is a serious bidder however. Before him, another bidder who called himself Racist McShootface was the one with highest bid on record.
According to a CNN report, his bids were deleted as he was labeled as a troll or a fake bidder. Aside from him, there were other online bidders who were also considered fake bidders as most of them used the names of some known shooting victims such as Tamir Rice and Shaniqua Bonifa. more >>
George Zimmerman has been trying to auction the gun he used to shoot and kill Trayvon Martin.
On Thursday, May 12, he attempted to put the gun, a Kel-Tec PF-9 mm, up for auction on two different auction websites. Both of the websites removed his listings, The New York Times reports.
Zimmerman shot and killed Martin, an unarmed 17-year-old African-American from Miami Gardens, Florida, on February 26, 2012. A member of the community watch, Zimmerman claimed that he shot Martin in self-defense and was found not guilty. more >>
Leading evangelist and North Carolina resident Franklin Graham is thanking the state's governor and lawmakers for standing strong in defence of the state's recently passed transgender bathroom law even though the state could lose millions in federal funding.
The Department of Justice sent an ultimatum last week to North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory and other state officials arguing that the state's new bathroom law violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
The department threatened legal action if the state government did not meet its Monday deadline to indicate that it is not enforcing its new bathroom law, which prohibits transgender individuals from using state-run bathrooms designated for the opposite biological sex, and allows businesses to establish their own transgender bathroom policies without coercion from local governments. more >>
A national atheist organization has filed a lawsuit against a Tennessee sheriff for posting a message celebrating Easter on his department's Facebook page last month.
American Atheists brought the suit last Friday on behalf of an anonymous woman against Bradley County Sheriff Eric Watson in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee.
The message Watson posted on the Bradley County Sheriff's Office Facebook page shows a depiction of an empty tomb with the caption "He is Risen" and says: "Today is one of the most historic days; not only did Jesus die on the cross for our sins, but he rose on this day. Jesus paid the ultimate sacrifice, and offered himself for our sins. This day represents the best gift any of us could receive, which is "Eternal Life" with our Heavenly Father!!!"" more >>
A Wyoming judge may be dismissed over stating that she refuses to perform same-sex weddings due to a sincerely held religious objection to the practice.
Municipal Judge and Circuit Court Magistrate Ruth Neely of Pinedale may be removed from the bench by the Wyoming Supreme Court following a recommendation from a state agency that she be punished for her stance.
The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty filed an amicus brief Tuesday in support of Judge Neely, arguing that the effort to remove her from the judiciary "violates both the United States and Wyoming Constitutions." more >>
Social conservatives are voicing their support for Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore following his suspension for refusing to allow probate judges to issue licenses to same-sex couples.
Last Friday, Judge Moore was suspended with pay while charges were brought against him by the Alabama Judicial Inquiry Commission.