If you've wondered what George Zimmerman is up to in the wake of his acquittal in the death of Trayvon Martin, wonder no more. While the rest of the country was still debating whether the former neighborhood watch leader "got away with murder," Zimmerman was reportedly caught speeding in Forney, Texas on Sunday, just after noon, TMZ reports. He told cops he was headed "nowhere in particular" and informed them he had a firearm in his glove compartment.
The officer's response? “I’m gonna go back and just check you, routinely. The reason you were stopped was for your speed, why don’t you slow down a little bit for me. ... I’ll cut you loose with a warning. Just take it easy, go ahead and shut your glove compartment and don’t play with your firearm, ok?" according to inForney.com. Zimmerman was then given a warning after cops determined he was free of warrants.
While the five-minute stop itself doesn't exactly sound gasp-worthy on the whole, it sure was a glimpse at what Zimmerman's post-trial life looks like!
For one thing, he's prepared to "stand his ground" all over again if he had to. And we can be sure he's not exactly gun-shy! He's in full possession of a firearm. Yeppp, it's perfectly legal for him to be carrying and traveling. Especially in the Lone Star State, where it's all good as long as you follow the Texas "Must Inform Officer by Law" rule, which he did.
Still, anyone who may have had hopes that the man who shot and killed a 17-year-old would become some kind of non-violent pacifist has their reality check now! He obviously still believes in his own personal gun possession. And it seems he's planning on moving forward on the defensive.
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