George Zimmerman's Gun Factory Visit Gets Him in Hot Water

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george zimmerman mug shotBeing that it has really only been just a matter of weeks since he was acquitted in the Trayvon Martin trial, you would think that George Zimmerman would be trying to lay low. But no. The man accused of murdering a teenager was photographed at a Florida firearms factory called Kel-Tec, shaking hands with an employee and grinning.

TMZ posted the photo yesterday, reporting that Zimmerman asked questions about the legality of buying a Kel-Tec KSG, a 12-gauge pump-action shotgun, often used for home defense. Zimmerman was reportedly taken on a tour of the grounds -- including where firearms are assembled -- by the owner's son himself.

Making the story even more unsettling: Zimmerman shot Martin with a 9mm Kel-Tec pistol. Ugh.

It's no surprise Zimmerman's lawyer Mark O'Mara had his spokesman Shawn Vincent speak to the press in the wake of this unnerving display. He said:

We understand how George visiting the factory that produces the gun used to shoot Trayvon Martin is seen as inappropriate.

Uh, ya think?!? Vincent also told Yahoo News:

We certainly would not have advised him to go to the factory that made the gun that he used to shoot Trayvon Martin through the heart. That was not part of our public relations plan.

Yeah, probably not. Zimmerman's actions make him seem like he has little to no remorse or at least has no idea what it is appropriate.

Kel-Tec also released a statement about the visit, noting:

Many individuals like to come by the plant to actually see the product and how it is made. ... Kel-Tec's thoughts and prayers go out to everyone whose lives were forever changed.

Good for them. Sounds like they actually have a little more respect for the situation than Zimmerman himself.

What do you think about how this looks?


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early... earlybird11

So if someone gets killed by a car ? Even if the person driving was acquited of any legal reprocussions, are they never allowed to car shop

nonmember avatar welll...

They released him without so much as a slap on the wrist, so why are they concerned with what he does? He's a free man, he can do what he wants.

katyq katyq

I agree early bird. 


nonmember avatar FarmersWife

How rediculious. This shouldn't even be news. It's just a brand of gun and he's innocent

fave82 fave82

Unless anything he did was actually considered illegal, i don't see the problem. He was tried and acquitted, so maybe you should LET IT GO. He can buy a hundred guns as far as Im concerned and as long as its done properly then it doesnt matter!

Histo... HistoryMamaX3

Move on, Ms. Brown. He is a free man and can do what he wants... this isn't newsworthy.

Jmom4 Jmom4

With all the threats against him, he probably needs some protection for himself and family. If people think he is armed, they are more likely to leave him alone.

nonmember avatar jen

These comments are unbelievele. If he shot YOUR child in self defense how would you feel seeing those pictures. Some people are completely heatless and lacking compassion.

And do some research, read what the jurors said after the trial. Watch the moment they called the verdict and watch him just stand there. No sigh of relief. Its almost as if even he coundn't belive it himself.

miche... micheledo

While I agree that this was a stupid move on his part, we don't view it the same way if someone buys another car just like the one they were driving when they hit and killed someone.  

I do think that this was a case of self defense and based on that - visiting the factory could be a good thing for the company and for the man.  HOWEVER, this is the Zimmerman case we are talking about and many people do NOT view it as self -defense.  So not his brightest moment, for sure.

Erica Mathis

"Zimmerman's actions make him seem like he has little to no remorse or at least has no idea what it is appropriate."

Why should he have remorse for defending himself against someone who was trying to kill him?

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