We told you earlier today about George Zimmerman’s intent to auction off the gun he used to shoot violent drug abuser and illegal arms trafficker Trayvon Martin.

The auction was scheduled to begin at 11:00 AM (Eastern), but the listing was removed by Gunbroker.com

Gunbroker has recently released a statement regarding their decision to remove the listing.

Late last night, George Zimmerman created a listing on our web site for the gun from the Trayvon Martin case four years ago. Mr. Zimmerman alerted news organizations that began reporting on the listing first thing this morning.

Listings on the GunBroker.com web site are user-generated, exactly like social media posts. Mr. Zimmerman never contacted anyone atGunBroker.com prior to or after the listing was created and no one atGunBroker.com has any relationship with Zimmerman. Our site rules state that we reserve the right to reject listings at our sole discretion, and have done so with the Zimmerman listing.

We want no part in the listing on our web site or in any of the publicity it is receiving.

GunBroker.com prides itself in being a safe and legal way to buy and sell firearms online in full compliance with all Federal, State, and local laws.GunBroker.com proudly supports the Second Amendment rights of the American public.

GunBroker.com will not be fielding press inquiries regarding this matter.

According to sources, Zimmerman is attempting to relist his auction at United Gun Group.