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George Zimmerman tries to sell Trayvon Martin Gun

In this Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, file photo, George Zimmerman, acquitted in the high-profile killing of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin, listens in court, in Sanford, Fla., during his hearing. The pistol former neighborhood watch volunteer Zimmerman used in the fatal shooting of Martin is going up for auction online. The auction begins Thursday, May 12, 2016, at 11 a.m. EDT and the bidding starts at $5,000. (AP Photo/Orlando Sentinel, Joe Burbank, Pool, File)George Zimmerman tried to auction off the gun he used to kill Trayvon Martin. Back in 2012, Zimmerman shot and killed the defenseless Martin after feeling threatened and endangered on a dark street. The seventeen-year-old Martin had skittles and sweet tea; Zimmerman had his gun. His auction listing describes this gun as an "American Firearm Icon." The bidding was to start at $5,000, but the gun mysteriously disappeared from the auction site before the sale began.

Describing the sale, Zimmerman says the proceeds will be used to "fight [Black Lives Matter] violence against Law Enforcement officers" and to "ensure the demise of Angela Correy's persecution career and Hillary Clinton's anti-firearm rhetoric." He goes on to say that, "The firearm is fully functional as the attempts by the Department of Justice on behalf of B. Hussein Obama to render the firearm inoperable were thwarted by my phenomenal Defense Attorney."

This may seem inappropriate, but it is not out of character. Last October, Zimmerman used his Twitter account to retweet a photo of Trayvon Martin's slain body. Before that, he called President Obama an "ignorant baboon." His account was suspended in 2015 after posting scandalous pictures of his ex-girlfriend, including her number, email, and accusations she had sexual relations with a "dirty Muslim."

In 2013, he was arrested and charged with felony aggravated assault after pointing a shotgun at a different ex-girlfriend. Another time, he was arrested and charged with aggravated assault for throwing a bottle of wine at another, different girlfriend.

Not limited to girlfriends but keeping in line with the aggravated assault, Zimmerman recently got into a dispute with a motorist. He allegedly threatened him, saying "Do you know who I am? I'll f-ing kill you."

Unfortunately, we are all too familiar with George Zimmerman. His antics have not gone unnoticed, nor have they passed by us without hurting someone else. The cultural fascination with Zimmerman is similar to a car crash. We are frustrated that others are slowing down to look at it, but when it is our turn to pass by it, our foot slowly eases off the pedal (i.e. you reading this article).

The story of George Zimmerman is highly reminiscent of the biblical story of Naboth and Jezebel. George Zimmerman selfishly pursues his happiness, even to the detriment of others. What he wants, he feels audaciously entitled to get.

In 1 Kings 21, we read of King Ahab selfishly desiring Naboth's field. This was more than a field, but the inheritance that had been passed down through generations.

When Naboth refused to sell his field, Ahab's wife Jezebel went to great lengths to recruit shady co-conspirators who helped her take the field from Naboth. They gained the field and Naboth lost his life. What Ahab wanted, Ahab got—albeit through breaking the law, enticing others to give false testimony, and using his wife.

In that moment, Naboth needed someone to do more than slow down and peer at the crash. He needed to someone to get out of the car.

He needed an ally.

He needed someone to give justice a voice (Proverbs 31:8–9). He needed someone to give their feet to fairness and give their hands to righteousness (Micah 6:8).

In the land of the free, Zimmerman is free to sell his gun. But we are equally free to say no thank you to his gun (John 8:7).

Sometimes, there is nothing we can do to stop car crashes, but there is always someone we can help in the car crash (Galatians 6:9).

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