Skip to comments.FBI: George Zimmerman Tried to Buy More Guns After Trayvon Shooting
Posted on 07/12/2012 2:52:42 PM PDT by marktwain
Update (12:50 p.m. EDT): The entire batch of new evidence is available on Scribd now, Weiner points out via Twitter. So is a recording of the police and fire radio traffic from the night of the shooting, via the Orlando Sentinel.
Original: George Zimmerman was easygoing with police when they arrived at the scene of Trayvon Martin's shooting, but according to new evidence from the FBI, he was afraid for his life in the weeks after the shooting became national news and even tried to buy more guns. The new batch of evidence, which special prosecutor Angela Corey released Thursday, includes findings from the FBI's investigation into whether Zimmerman violated 17-year-old Martin's civil rights. The FBI interviewed gun shop owners, according to The Orlando Sentinel's Jeff Weiner, and Daralene Jones, of WFTV. One shop owner told the FBI Zimmerman had called and said "his life was in danger and he needs more guns." So far, though, it's unclear whether he actually bought them.
The evidence also includes an email exchange between Zimmerman and Sanford police chief Bill Lee, in which Zimmerman "praises the officer he had been working with," Weiner tweeted. The Sentinel's coverage notes that Tim Smith, the first officer on the scene of the shooting, told FBI investigators he found Zimmerman with his back wet and covered in grass stains, bleeding from his nose. That suggests Martin was on top during their fight -- a key piece of evidence in Zimmerman's self-defense claim. Smith quoted Zimmerman saying, "I was yelling for help but no one would help me."
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How many death threats were already made against him?
LOL, WTF is this crap!?
If I was George, I would have tried to buy every damn gun in this country, and I still would.
Angela Corey is scum.
Of course the sensationalizers will paint this as a racist militia or sumfin. How many death threats did the Zimmermans get. Maybe this will provide an opening for the Zimmerman counsel to explain what a racist jihad George has come down upon his head. This can’t just be another run of the mill disputed killing case... oh, no, George was gunning for the “niggers”!
Why,in God's green earth,would he have developed such a fear????
Well with black america and the white media threatening to lynch him, WHY NOT?..
The most famous Honkified latino in America.. Zimmerman...
The Atlantic is far left bird cage liner. I would have been looking for another gun if I was Zimmerman too. Actually, I would already have my choice of several self defense worthy guns to choose from.
Would you have depending on the police to protect you?
Bad move on Corey’s part.
Opens the door to Spike Lee’s erroneous tweet, Black Panther $ bounties, Al Sharpton’s threats, and Eric Holder’s improper undermining of the local police.
She's only a pawn in this whole saga, this is being run by the White Hut in their attempt to keep white guilt alive until the election. Expect a lot more of this crap between now and November.
Gee, with the cops locking up the one gun in evidence and the Black Panthers putting a bounty on him, who wouldn't be in the market for more guns?
The Sentinel's coverage notes that Tim Smith, the first officer on the scene of the shooting, told FBI investigators he found Zimmerman with his back wet and covered in grass stains, bleeding from his nose. That suggests Martin was on top during their fight -- a key piece of evidence in Zimmerman's self-defense claim.
Well, looks like nothing has changed - every single shred of evidence to come out corroborates Zimmerman’s story and not a single thing contradicts it.
Having "Reward-Wanted Dead or Alive" posters calling for your death, as well as having morons like Spike Lee and Roseanne Barr releasing your address (even though it was wrong), will do that to you.
I BLOA/assorted calibers.
Only trouble, is now, I’ve misplaced my firearms!
Can he prove it was Zimmerman who actually called?
NO, He did not!
He tried multiple times to buy A GUN!
NOT “more guns”!
He ALWAYS has a CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT to SELF DEFENSE!
AND, he continues to be the subject of multiple, active threats on his life!
The gun he previously had was taken by the police.
Um, duh. I think I would run out and buy more guns too.How many threats did he have on his life at the time?
This isn't odd at all.