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The 65 Million Dollar Handgun

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Aaron, May 13, 2016.

  1. Aaron

    Aaron Member

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    Bidding in an online auction for the gun George Zimmerman used to kill Trayvon Martin was up to $65 million Friday morning as Internet trolls appeared to drive the offers to astronomic levels.

    Bidding on the 9 mm Kel-Tec PF-9 pistol began at $5,000 and reached more than $65 million early Friday. The top bidder at one point used the screen name “Racist McShootface.” That account was later deleted. Another bidder used the name Tamir Rice, which is the name of a 12-year-old boy shot by police in Cleveland while carrying a toy gun.

    The most recent bid topping $65 million is by someone identified as Craig Bryant.

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/...eorge-zimmerman-gun-auction-top-50m/84319096/
     
  2. Aaron

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    Obama made this possible.
     
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  3. Zaac

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    That's just a dumb statement. This was made possible by a man named George Zimmerman who posted the gun he murdered someone with.
     
  4. Aaron

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    You think that gun would fetch 65 million because of Zimmerman?
     
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  5. Rolfe

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    Never heard of United Gun Group, which is probably why they would host this. Publicity.

    They do themselves no favor by it is my guess.
     
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    I would think a certain percentage of 65 million would be a humongous favor.
     
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    And Racist McShootface could be....well, there are at least 3 possibilities if he posts on this site.
     
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  8. Rolfe

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    I doubt that they will see anything near that. I would bet that the publicity they receive from this is worth more, after all it is only a Kel-Tec.
     
  9. Aaron

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    It's the gun that killed the thug doppleganger of Obama's mythical son. Think of what a Skittle from that bag would fetch!
     
  10. Rolfe

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    It is not a trophy to be admired. Unfortunately, it seems to be marketed to people who think otherwise.
     
  11. Squire Robertsson

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    Macabre items have been collectables for centuries. This isn't the first and won't be the last.
     
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  12. Rolfe

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    Unfortunately...
     
  13. JPPT1974

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    Yeah as it will happen more and more frequently and unfortunately Rolfe as a pacifist myself.
     
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