An Ohio gun group, The Buckeye Firearms Foundation, says, "We’re buying Zimmerman a new gun." Yes - you heard me right! This group is asking for donations to “provide [Trayvon Martin shooter George] Zimmerman with the funds he needs to "replace his firearm, holster, and other gear.” They are also pushing what sounds like a conspiracy theory - that Attorney General Eric Holder will use the Zimmerman trial to somehow target other gun owners.
According to them, "This move to prevent Mr. Zimmerman from claiming his property is an unacceptable abuse of power. And the threats of federal charges on civil rights grounds is little more than blatant pandering for political gain. Moreover, based on statements he and others have made recently, Holder hopes to use this as the first step toward renewing this administration’s attack on gun rights. . . . George Zimmerman has every right to get his property back.
And if Eric Holder chooses to deny Mr. Zimmerman that right, Buckeye Firearms Foundation will remedy the matter by purchasing a NEW FIREARM for him, including a holster, flashlight, and any other gear he wants." It appears this group would like Zimmerman armed right away, just in case he needs to "stand his ground" again.
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