Gun Shop Invites Zimmerman To Pick Out Free Replacement Weapon

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Does George Zimmerman feel threatened today? In Florida that fact alone gives him the right to carry a gun and kill again. Photo from

Following the news that the Department of Justice has ordered prosecutors in the George Zimmerman case to preserve all evidence, including the firearm he used to shoot and kill Florida teen Trayvon Martin, a Florida gun shop has stepped up to offer Zimmerman a free gun. A letter was sent to Zimmerman’s attorney, from the Volusia County gun store, Pompano Pats. The letter reads:

Upon receiving your confirmation that he is well within his legal rights to concealed carry, our company would like to offer Mr. Zimmerman a free firearm.  We currently have the same model in stock, or he could (choose) another weapon suitable for concealed carry.”

The letter goes on to say “We have read numerous reports of death threats against your client and believe no good would come from harming him.” Keeping that in mind, and keeping in mind that Zimmerman has already killed once, based on what many believe was nothing outside of his own fear of minorities, and his own paranoid perceptions which led him to feel “threatened”, what is to now prevent him from killing another innocent person or more than one? Since Florida Stand Your Ground Law allows you to shoot another person based solely on whether or not you “felt threatened” it seems likely that Zimmerman will kill again.

If indeed Zimmerman has received death threats, he is undoubtedly already feeling threatened. There is also good reason to believe he was paranoid prior to shooting Trayvon Martin. On Zimmerman’s MySpace page from 2005, he makes comments about how “every Mexican you see holds a knife to your throat.” This is a pretty good indication that he thinks in all or none terms. If he believed then that all Mexicans wanted to cut his throat, how much more does he believe, now, that all African-Americans want to kill him?

We can only imagine how much his previous paranoia has intensified in the days and months since he shot Trayvon Martin. The case has been front and center in every media outlet for over a year, with nearly non-stop coverage over the past few months, while his murder trial was underway. Protests have broken out across the country, and hundreds of thousands of people have stood up demanding that Zimmerman be held accountable for his crimes. What effect does all of this have an already paranoid mind?

This gun shop thinks it’s a great idea to give him another gun and then send him back out onto the streets of Florida… I can see him now, looking over his shoulder everywhere he goes, giving a sideways glance to every African-American who passes him by on the street, placing his hand on his newly gained weapon, every time he passes by a teenager eating skittles… Is George Zimmerman feeling threatened today? I believe he is. In Florida that fact alone, already gives him the right to kill again.