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George Zimmerman Goes Gun Shopping

George Zimmerman with an employee from Kel-Tec (TMZ)
George Zimmerman with an employee from Kel-Tec (TMZ)

On Thursday TMZ spotted George Zimmerman at Kel-Tec, a gun-manufacturing company in Cocoa, Fla. 

We're told he was asking questions about the legality of buying a shotgun — specifically, the Kel-Tec KSG. The gun in question is a tactical shotgun, often used for home defense.  It holds 12 rounds of 12 gauge shells.

And this is interesting … Kel-Tec manufactures the PF-9 gun — the pistol Zimmerman used to kill Trayvon Martin.


Since he was acquitted of second-degree murder and manslaughter for killing unarmed teen Trayvon Martin, Zimmerman has maintained a profile that has been anything but low. Shortly after the trial concluded, he was reportedly the hero of the day for a couple whose car flipped over on a freeway. The couple was going to hold a press conference to speak about Zimmerman's heroism but quickly canceled it.

In an interview after the trial with ABC, Zimmerman's attorney Mark O'Mara said his client had even more reason to carry a gun. And even people who think Zimmerman is guilty may begrudgingly agree that his freedom allows him the right to buy and carry a firearm. But taking pictures as if he's some sort of celebrity? That's tasteless. Someone should tell Zimmerman that even if he thinks he was defending himself, killing a 17-year-old boy isn't a great reason to be famous.


Read more at TMZ. 

Jozen Cummings is the author and creator of the popular relationship blog Until I Get Married, which is currently in development for a television series with Warner Bros. He also hosts a weekly podcast with WNYC about Empire called Empire Afterparty, is a contributor at and works at Twitter as an editorial curator. Follow him on Twitter.

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