George Zimmerman is a moral outlier, a public danger and more than a little creepy. He generated more grotesque attention this week when he sought to auction the gun with which he killed Trayvon Martin in 2012 as the black teenager was walking home.
In September, Zimmerman retweeted a photo of Martin's corpse. This week, when he listed his Kel-Tec PF-9 handgun for sale, he said: "I am honored and humbled to announce the sale of an American Firearm Icon." Martin's parents, who have endured not only the senseless killing of their son and the bitter aftertaste of justice denied, but also Zimmerman's subsequent outrages, maintained a dignified silence.
Zimmerman's Wikipedia entry reads like a rap sheet -- court-sanctioned anger-management classes, restraining order, domestic violence claims, allegations of threatening, at different times, both his wife and girlfriend with a gun. All this, of course, in addition to shooting dead a teenager walking through a residential neighborhood armed with a package of Skittles.