September 21, 2014 7:30 pm -

George Zimmerman, the man who shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, spent Saturday afternoon posing for photos, sharing hugs and shaking hands with gun enthusiasts at a firearms expo in Lake Mary. Zimmerman spoke of his celebrity status saying, ‘It is appreciated.”

In an interview with the Orlando Sentinel, Zimmerman described life after the shooting death of the unarmed teenager.  He’s in debt and moving around a lot. He’s always armed because of death threats.


[su_center_ad]”I just try to be smart where I go,” Zimmerman said, who went on to describe the gun show at Gander Mountain Academy as a “friendly” event which didn’t warrant extra protection.

Zimmerman explained that he carries a semi-automatic handgun.

“It’s part of life,” he said.. “It’s unfortunately necessary right now.”

“I don’t think he has a reason to be hidden from the public,” Katie Strupp, national events coordinator for the U.S. Concealed Carry Association, one of the event’s sponsors, said.

Zimmerman said in the interview that people often wish him well and tell him, “God bless you.”

Zimmerman has found himself in the center of controversy after many run-ins with the law.

Earlier this month, a driver called police in Florida accusing Zimmerman of threatening to shoot him during a road-rage incident.

“Do you know who I am?” Zimmerman allegedly said, “I’ll (f***ing) kill you.”

Zimmerman was not arrested because the driver did not press charges.

Zimmerman described himself in the interview as a regular, free citizen who tries to live a normal life. He said people have told him to use aliases, but he said “I’m not able to lie.”

Zimmerman spends no more than a month in one state, flying to California, Texas and Virginia for speaking engagements and meetings with lawyers.

He’s a Benghazi truther. Zimmerman launched a website and in one post he discusses a series of portraits he has painted featuring the four Americans who died during the attacks in Benghazi, Libya.

According to Zimmerman, he plans to give the original paintings to the families of the four people killed. He said he will sell replicas and donate all the funds to various wounded veterans’ organizations.

The Orlando Sentinel reports,: Zimmerman painted the portraits so the names of the victims killed wouldn’t go unknown. He shared that sentiment on his site’s first post Sept. 17: “I cannot fathom an America where the name of Tyrone Woods is not as well known as mine. It makes a difference, a tremendous one.”

The post was signed “Your Friend, George M. Zimmerman.”

Zimmerman’s celebrity status among gun fetishists was displayed when donations poured in so that he could buy more firearms after his acquittal. This is America, dammit. He shot down a black teenager and needs another gun. [su_csky_ad]

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

33 responses to George Zimmerman At Gun Show Says He Won’t Use An Alias Because ‘I’m Not Able To Lie’

  1. Maxx44 September 21st, 2014 at 7:37 pm

    “I’m not able to lie.” However, I’m pretty adept at blowing away unarmed black kids!

  2. Obewon September 21st, 2014 at 7:58 pm

    His statements read like Zimmerman vowing for the character of Darren Wilson with advice if the Michael Brown killer is acquitted: Pose for photos, share hugs, shake hands with gun enthusiasts & try to score any other lucrative NRA Klan endorsements!

    • StoneyCurtisll September 21st, 2014 at 9:41 pm

      I have to struggle to type this…
      But I can almost guarantee that Darren Wilson will be found to have been “within the law” in his shooting/killing of Mike Brown…

      Not because it was a justified killing…(self defense or other wise)
      But because of the way the system works…

      The police get away with far more egregious acts than the gunning down of unarmed individuals.

      • Obewon September 21st, 2014 at 11:45 pm

        Thanks Stoney. Perhaps the DOJ investigation may find a more equitable and just solution.

        • Carla Akins September 22nd, 2014 at 8:14 am

          We can hope, but I’m afraid I’ll just be disappointed once more.

    • Junior Samples September 22nd, 2014 at 1:28 am

      “…NRA Klan endorsements…”
      Yeah, no bias there.

      • Obewon September 22nd, 2014 at 2:28 am

        Zimmerman’s Biggest NRA Defender: A Racist With a Criminal Past Frank Taaffe, Zimmerman’s unofficial media emissary, is a convicted criminal who recently appeared on The White Voice, a virulently racist podcast. And Hannity interviewed Taaffe nightly! Birds of a feather…

        • Junior Samples September 22nd, 2014 at 2:05 pm

          Trayvon and Gentle Giant’s biggest defenders include Snoop “multiple felonies” Dogg, Al “Tawana Brawley & Freddie’s Fashion Mart” Sharpton, Eric “Armed ROTC takeover” Holder, Barack “Marijuana & Cocaine” Obama and many other serious criminals. Two can play this game, my nizzle.

        • Junior Samples September 22nd, 2014 at 2:05 pm

          Trayvon and Gentle Giant’s biggest defenders include Snoop “multiple felonies” Dogg, Al “Tawana Brawley & Freddie’s Fashion Mart” Sharpton, Eric “Armed ROTC takeover” Holder, Barack “Marijuana & Cocaine” Obama and many other serious criminals. Two can play this game, my nizzle.

  3. tiredoftea September 21st, 2014 at 8:43 pm

    “I just try to be smart where I go,”, Umm, no George. Smart and you have never been in the same county!

    • Larry Schmitt September 22nd, 2014 at 9:25 am

      He’s a little late for that.

      • tiredoftea September 22nd, 2014 at 1:16 pm

        Yeah, he’s only on time to shoot and threaten people. And, I guess, pick up a check for gun show appearances.

  4. StoneyCurtisll September 21st, 2014 at 9:04 pm

    Zimmerman described life after the shooting death of the unarmed
    teenager. He’s in debt and moving around a lot. He’s always armed
    because of death threats…

    I’m sorry George..
    But I dont feel sorry for you in the least bit…
    You brought this on yourself.

    • Skydog2 September 22nd, 2014 at 12:33 am

      What ever happened to innocent after proven not guilty.

  5. KABoink_after_wingnut_hacker September 21st, 2014 at 9:23 pm

    This murderer should be in prison whilst thousands of non-violent drug offenders released and put in rehab. But this is America and that scenario is not profitable for our oligarchs.

    • Skydog2 September 22nd, 2014 at 12:31 am

      Maybe he will end up in prison after a fair trial is held …. oh wait, nevermind.

      • Guest September 22nd, 2014 at 7:04 am

        When I see you on the thread, I go through and collapse all of your snarky, insulting drivel. It is so much better her without you.

      • maritzka September 22nd, 2014 at 7:05 am

        When I see you on the thread, I go through and collapse all of your snarky, insulting drivel. It is so much better here without you.

    • Junior Samples September 22nd, 2014 at 1:26 am

      The problem has been the focus on irrelevant arguments – some of which are actually unsupported by the evidence.

      1. ‘George Zimmerman (GZ) racially profiled Trayvon Martin (TM)’ There is no evidence of this.

      2. ‘GZ disobeyed an order by the police’ * The civilian dispatcher, Sean Noffke, testified that he did not give GZ an order and, in fact, he, like his fellow dispatchers, are trained not make comments that sound like commands. * Noffke also testified under cross that, as a result of his asking GZ which way TM was going, GZ could have reasonably interpreted this as being asked to follow Martin. * It is also not a crime in Florida to disregard a comment made by a civilian dispatcher.

      3. ‘GZ got out of his car’ Not a crime on public property and not negligent either.

      4. ‘GZ followed TM’ Again, anyone can follow anyone on a public street unless the followee has obtained a restraining order against the follower and even there, the RS only places time, place, and manner restrictions on the person enjoined.

      5. ‘GZ wasn’t really injured’ * Under Florida’s self-defense laws, one doesn’t have to be injured AT ALL to use deadly force * No one is required to refrain from defending himself while another is engaged in or attempting to commit a felony.

      6. ‘TM is dead through no fault of his own’ * If you believe that TM assaulted GZ, then he IS dead as a result of his own actions.

      7. ‘GZ could have left’ * Under Florida law, there is not a duty to withdraw rather than use deadly force * TM was straddling GZ so how the latter was supposed to leave the scene is unanswered.

      8. ‘GZ was armed and TM wasn’t’ * One’s fists can be considered weapons and can result in severe bodily harm or death. * GZ was legally carrying a weapon * There is no requirement under the law that the same weapon be used by the assailant * A homeowner can kill an intruder whether or not he has been threatened * Those that attack cannot feign surprise if they are met with superior firepower.

      9. ‘Stand Your Ground!’ * SYG is NOT at issue in this trial. * The defense is a classic self-defense case.

      10. ‘Black men NEVER get to use SYG!’ * Wrong

      11. ‘GZ is a man and TM was a boy!’ * As if ‘boys’ don’t commit murder, rape, and assault everyday in this country.

      • Annie September 22nd, 2014 at 1:37 pm

        Dude, what are you smoking?

      • ShannonInMiami September 23rd, 2014 at 5:48 pm

        Try to remember nothing Zimmerman said is testimony since he never testified in court. he never faced cross examination by the prosecution. so the recordings of Zimmerman’s statements were not to be interpreted as truth since they were not under oath.

        like wise nothing he did say was actually corroborated by independent objective evidence. in fact much of the material evidence contradicted his version of events.

        like the forensics that found no blood or foreign DNA on Trayvon’s hands, nails or the cuffs of his 2 shirts. this would mean to any thinking person that Zimmerman lied about being beaten.

        Zimmerman says he’s being hit 20-25 times and as a result he was bleeding copiously. and at the precise moment that he murdered Trayvon, Trayvon had stopped the beating to use both hands, one to cover Zimmerman’s mouth the other to cover Zimmerman’s nose, in an attempt to smother this grown 200lb helpless man. yet still, at that same time he’s busy smothering him, he’s also pounding Zimmerman’s head into the concrete (but zimmerman actually doesn’t remember how exactly a 158lb kid with only 2hands managed to do that too)
        But Zimmerman also says when Trayvon is removing one of the 4 hands to do what he “felt” was a attempt to reach Zimmerman’s gun. the gun that supposedly was underneath them both, in a holster in the back of right hand-side, between the grass/ground and Zimmerman’s waistband of his pants, which of course Zimmerman was laying on top of (or levitating over).

        But besides the impossibility of the physical mechanics of Zimmerman’s version, if what Zimmerman says actually did happen,
        the law of physics would dictate a transfer of bodily fluids from one touching the other multiple times.
        Zimmerman said he couldn’t see because of blood in his eyes and
        he was choking on all the blood and almost fell unconscious.
        So with so much blood, yet the pics don’t show anything like that, Trayvon would’ve had blood on his hands and shirts, even if by some fluke of nature a torrential rain washed away any visible blood, sweat, saliva or skin cells, there would’ve been trace DNA found under Trayvon’s nail clippings, but as we all know there was not.
        Zimmerman is a liar. he lied about what he did to Trayvon and what he’s done in every other violent incident he’s been involved in prior to murdering an unarmed 17yo crying boy and what he’s done since.
        It’s now up to the DOJ to charge him with civil rights violations and finally bring Trayvon and his family justice.

        • Junior Samples September 23rd, 2014 at 9:33 pm

          Yeah, that’s why the jury exonerated him.

  6. crc3 September 21st, 2014 at 10:23 pm

    “I’m not able to lie.”

    What??!! GZ has lied from day one on just everything regarding how he murdered TM. He’ll mess up one day and NOT get the drop on someone else who is also holding a gun…

  7. whatthe46 September 21st, 2014 at 10:45 pm

    will someone please shoot this pos already!!

    • Skydog2 September 22nd, 2014 at 12:28 am

      It’s because of people like you that Zimmerman carries a semi-automatic handgun.

  8. Shades September 22nd, 2014 at 12:01 am

    George Zimmerman At Gun Show Says He Won’t Use An Alias Because ‘I’m Not Able To Lie … because I used up my quota when I shot that black kid.’

    • whatthe46 September 22nd, 2014 at 12:15 am

      good one shades.

    • whatthe46 September 22nd, 2014 at 12:16 am

      that’s a good one shades.

  9. Skydog2 September 22nd, 2014 at 12:37 am

    I wonder if the NAACP will rush to defend his civil rights after he’s shot by one of your radical comrades.

  10. juicyfruityyy September 22nd, 2014 at 1:22 am

    He sure seem to have a lot of free money to run around; for a person who claim to be broke and in debt.

  11. maritzka September 22nd, 2014 at 7:08 am

    Benghazi “truther”? More like a Benghazi “Grifter”, lol. He is in your face more than your morning coffee cup. Can’t wait for his day of reckoning.

  12. rg9rts September 22nd, 2014 at 7:57 am

    He will kill again

  13. ChrisVosburg September 22nd, 2014 at 5:17 pm

    Zimmerman sez: I’m not able to lie

    That’s rich coming from the guy who had his bond revoked and was ordered to return to prison after lying to the court about the state of his finances, claiming he was indigent, when in fact, he and his wife were both aware of $135,000 in Paypal donations from a web page they’d set up.

    Sadly, only his wife was charged with perjury, and was sentenced to a year’s probation and 100 hours of community service. Pretty sure George didn’t have a problem with that either, just so long as it wasn’t him.