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George Zimmerman to auction off his gun

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    Most all news agencies are reporting that George Zimmerman is going to auction off the gun he used to kill Trayvon Martin. What is sickening is his explanation. The following are excerpts from the Guardian:

    "Zimmerman listed “the firearm that was used to defend my life and end the brutal attack from Trayvon Martin” on GunBroker.com on Thursday, with bidding scheduled to begin at 11am EDT on Thursday.

    "He wrote in the item description that it had recently been returned to him by the Department of Justice and was fully functional." Zimmerman writes further:

    “Many have expressed interest in owning and displaying the firearm including the Smithsonian museum in Washington D.C. This is a piece of American history. It has been featured in several publications and in current university text books. Offers to purchase the firearm have been received; however, the offers were to use the gun in a fashion I did not feel comfortable with.”

    "Zimmerman wrote that he was “proud to announce” that a portion of the proceeds raised would be used to “fight BLM [Black Lives Matter] violence against Law Enforcement officers” as well as ending the career of Angela Corey, his prosecutor – “and Hillary Clinton’s anti-firearm rhetoric”."

    He signed off “your friend, George M. Zimmerman” and “Si vis pacem, para bellum” – the Latin adage, “If you want peace, prepare for war”.

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    We have discussed gun regulations and the Second Amendment many times in this website, so we don't need to go there. I wanted to make this thread more about the mentality of the gun culture (or maybe I should say a certain gun cult subset of our society to separate these people from the many responsible gun owners). It is the minds of people who think like Zimmerman that catch my attention...the militias for one.

    Thoughts?

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    Schmidt Wrote:

    Most all news agencies are reporting that George Zimmerman is going to auction off the gun he used to kill Trayvon Martin. What is sickening is his explanation. The following are excerpts from the Guardian:

    "Zimmerman listed “the firearm that was used to defend my life and end the brutal attack from Trayvon Martin” on GunBroker.com on Thursday, with bidding scheduled to begin at 11am EDT on Thursday.

    "He wrote in the item description that it had recently been returned to him by the Department of Justice and was fully functional." Zimmerman writes further:

    “Many have expressed interest in owning and displaying the firearm including the Smithsonian museum in Washington D.C. This is a piece of American history. It has been featured in several publications and in current university text books. Offers to purchase the firearm have been received; however, the offers were to use the gun in a fashion I did not feel comfortable with.”

    "Zimmerman wrote that he was “proud to announce” that a portion of the proceeds raised would be used to “fight BLM [Black Lives Matter] violence against Law Enforcement officers” as well as ending the career of Angela Corey, his prosecutor – “and Hillary Clinton’s anti-firearm rhetoric”."

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    We have discussed gun regulations and the Second Amendment many times in this website, so we don't need to go there. I wanted to make this thread more about the mentality of the gun culture (or maybe I should say a certain gun cult subset of our society to separate these people from the many responsible gun owners). It is the minds of people who think like Zimmerman that catch my attention...the militias for one.

    Thoughts?

    Thoughts? None. I've said enough about our antique rules; even Moses knew better.
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    Schmidt Wrote: We have discussed gun regulations and the Second Amendment many times in this website, so we don't need to go there. I wanted to make this thread more about the mentality of the gun culture (or maybe I should say a certain gun cult subset of our society to separate these people from the many responsible gun owners). It is the minds of people who think like Zimmerman that catch my attention...the militias for one.


    Thoughts?

    My thoughts are that this asshole is a monster and he deserves a special place in the hell I don't believe in.

    It's beyond my comprehension how he portrays himself as the victim in his description of the auction. How in the world has he convinced himself that hunting down a child and killing him in cold blood makes him the victim?

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    I hope he sells it and then find some law he violated and lock him up.
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    Or, perhaps he will slip and shoot himself in the eye.
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    George was in the news again this morning because he is suing both Elizabeth Warren and Pete Buttigieg. Here'a the story from the Arizona Republic:

    "LAKELAND, Fla. – George Zimmerman, who was acquitted in the fatal shooting of a Florida teen in 2012, filed a lawsuit against two presidential candidates, alleging they defamed him.

    Zimmerman filed the lawsuit Tuesday in the 10th Judicial Circuit Court. The suit names Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg as defendants.

    The suit claims Warren and Buttigieg separately defamed Zimmerman in Twitter statements Feb. 5 recognizing what would have been Trayvon Martin’s 25th birthday. The suit says both did so “for political gain in misguided and malicious attempts to bolster their standings amongst African-American voters, all at Zimmerman’s expense.”

    Warren has about 3.6 million Twitter followers, Buttigieg 1.6 million.

    Zimmerman is represented by Larry Klayman of Freedom Watch*, a Washington organization that frequently files lawsuits on behalf of conservative causes. Zimmerman seeks damages of $265 million."

    There is really only word that can be used to describe this man:

    Scumbag.

    *(Scumbag is also an apt description of Larry Klayman, who started Freedom Watch and Judicial Watch)

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larry_Klayman

    His bio on Wikipedia is pretty lengthy, but here are a few highlights:

    July 2005, Zimmerman was arrested after allegedly assaulting an undercover police officer who was attempting to arrest a friend of his at a bar.

    A month later in August Zimmerman's former fiancé filed a restraining order against him citing domestic violence as the cause.

    On February 26, 2012, Zimmerman fatally shot 17-year-old African-American high school student Trayvon Martin, a murder for which he was acquitted. On December 4, 2019, Zimmerman filed a lawsuit against Martin's "parents, prosecutors and state authorities"

    In 2013, Zimmerman's estranged wife called 911 to report that Zimmerman had assaulted her father and was threatening her with a gun.

    In November of that same year, Zimmerman was charged with felony aggravated assault after he allegedly pointed a shotgun at his girlfriend during a domestic violence incident. The case was later dropped.In January 2015, Zimmerman was again charged with domestic assault after allegedly throwing a wine bottle at a different girlfriend. Again the charges were later dropped.

    On September 9, 2014, Zimmerman was named by police in a road rage incident.

    On May 20, 2016, Zimmerman said he had accepted a bid of $250,000 for the weapon that he used to shoot Trayvon Martin.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Zimmerman

    Zimmerman was acquitted of the Martin murder due to Florida's "Stand Your Ground" law, which was passed in 2004. Since then 24 other states have passed similar laws.

    https://criminal.findlaw.com/criminal-law-basics/states-that-have-stand-your-ground-laws.html

    It's obvious from Zimmerman's history that he is a violent man, and should not be permitted to own a gun. The Neighborhood Watch organization that he belonged to in 2012 actually prohibited "watchdogs' from carrying guns, which meant that he should have not had a gun the night he shot Martin.

    Three weeks after the shooting in Parkland, Florida passed a "red flag" law. Given his history, the law would effectively bar Zimmerman from owning a gun. Had the law been in place before the shooting, it would have prevented the shooter from owning a gun or ammunition.

    At least 17 states now have approved some version of a red flag law, including Florida, New York, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana and California. Before the 2018 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., only five states had such laws.

    Doug Ducey actually was in favor of one in Arizona, but quickly retreated when he got this reaction from the gun owners in the state:

    https://www.gocomics.com/stevebenson/2020/02/16

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    Karma is sometimes a good thing. What goes around, comes around, sometimes Karma will come back to bite someone in the ass. Let's just day Zimm's day might be coming sometime, someday, when he least expectss it. It might be a pig that kills him for not doing what the officer tells him to do. It might come from a colored person too. A guy like that usually is looking over his shoulders all the time. It might even come from a girlfriend too, since he likes to push women around. Retribution works in mysterious ways.

    Given the fact that he himself shows disdain for law enforcement (sometimes I call them pigs) he may be pulled over one day, and he might not follow orders a cop tells him to do. Many motorists when you don't pull over right away will think you're trying to elude or flee, which ups the officers adrenaline into a confrontation. I don't have a crystal ball, but I believe that will be Zimm's end.