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George Zimmerman’s online auction of the gun he used to kill Trayvon Martin was shut down this morning, just minutes after it began.

The auction—hosted on—for the 9 mm Kel-Tec PF-9 pistol was set to begin at 11 a.m. EDT Thursday, according to the Associated Press. It would end after 24 hours. The listing ended with the words, in Latin, “If you want peace, prepare for war.”

But the site shut the auction down promptly after it began. “Mr. Zimmerman never contacted anyone at prior to or after the listing was created and no one at has any relationship with Zimmerman,” said in a statement. “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.”

Update – 4:40 pm

Zimmerman has re-listed his pistol on TMZ reports:

A spokesperson for says he got in touch with Zimmerman through a mutual friend once the initial listing was removed. He tells us’s stance on the controversial item is if it’s legal, they have no objections and it “comes down to a moral decision for George to do what he wants with his property.”