Woe is George Zimmerman.
According to Raw Story, the former neighborhood watchman responsible for the death of unarmed Florida teen Trayvon Martin in 2012 called the Armed American Radio show on Sunday to give fellow gun carriers advice about what to do if they ever happen to shoot someone.
It seems that one of Zimmerman’s greatest regrets was not buying self-defense insurance for himself.
“Go to the range to practice, keep your guns in a safe location, and primarily, now that I know that I’m $2.5 million in debt, just in lawyers’ fees, I paid over $360,000 in hard costs to the state of Florida—just in, you know, copies, CDs, manuscripts, that kind of stuff,” he told listeners. “I would definitely invest in getting some type of self-defense insurance and again, arming yourself with the knowledge of what you can do and what you should or shouldn’t do after the incident.”
He also pointed fingers at the media for not giving him a fair hearing after the incident and during his trial. “The media, they’re not in the business of telling the news, they’re—now, unfortunately, it’s evolved to them being in the business of making the news, and whether it costs people their lives, their livelihood, dignity, the position in the community—they could not care less,” Zimmerman said.
It was the media, he said, that forced him to keep a low profile, and he encouraged gun carriers who may kill someone and claim self-defense to stay away from the media atogether.
“Anything you say to them—and my family has learned this, my friends have learned this—people that truly had absolutely no malice intended would talk to the media and it would be turned, massaged to fit their agenda and completely distorted,” he said on the show. “There is absolutely no benefit to talking to the media.
“Try and stay away from watching the news if it does reach the level that it reached for me, or even if it doesn’t, if it’s just local media. Don’t read comments on blogs, don’t read comments on newspapers,” he added. “Those are all people that have never been in your situation, and it’s unfair to Monday-morning quarterback or armchair quarterback, to put yourself through that; you will drive yourself mad.”
Zimmerman also took the opportunity to complain about how hard his life has been since he shot and killed Trayvon, saying that he does not remember what it’s like to be “normal.”
“I’ll tell you that I’m not working—I enjoyed working, I enjoyed being a productive, taxpaying member of society. I haven’t worked since the incident, so in terms of the violent threats, the bounty on my head, I haven’t seen on any of the bounty posters an expiration date,” the 31-year-old said.
Read more at Raw Story.