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