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FBI: George Zimmerman Tried to Buy More Guns After Trayvon Shooting
theatlanticwire.com ^ | 12 July, 2012 | Adam Martin

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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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: banglist; fbi; martin; trayvonmartin; zimmerman
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Zimmerman seems to have some sense.
1 posted on 07/12/2012 2:52:50 PM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain
Zimmerman Tried to Buy More Guns After Trayvon Shooting

Didn't everybody?

2 posted on 07/12/2012 2:57:24 PM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: marktwain
BUMP!

Agreed!

How many death threats were already made against him?

3 posted on 07/12/2012 2:58:34 PM PDT by Paul Ross (Ronald Reagan-1987:"We are always willing to be trade partners but never trade patsies.")
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To: Izzy Dunne

http://www.johnspeedie.com/healy/heyho.wav


4 posted on 07/12/2012 2:58:52 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: marktwain

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.


5 posted on 07/12/2012 2:59:21 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: marktwain

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”!


6 posted on 07/12/2012 3:00:34 PM PDT by raccoonnookkeeper (I keep raccoons in a nook.)
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To: marktwain
...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...

Why,in God's green earth,would he have developed such a fear????

7 posted on 07/12/2012 3:00:48 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Jimmy Carter Is No Longer The Worst President Of My Lifetime)
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To: marktwain

Well with black america and the white media threatening to lynch him, WHY NOT?..

The most famous Honkified latino in America.. Zimmerman...


8 posted on 07/12/2012 3:01:16 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: marktwain

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.


9 posted on 07/12/2012 3:02:06 PM PDT by MtBaldy (If Obama is the answer, it must have been a really stupid question)
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To: marktwain
The guy had a bounty on his head, courtesy of the New Black Panthers.

Would you have depending on the police to protect you?

10 posted on 07/12/2012 3:05:39 PM PDT by justlurking (The only remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good WOMAN (Sgt. Kimberly Munley) with a gun)
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To: marktwain

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.


11 posted on 07/12/2012 3:06:21 PM PDT by reagandemocrat (The fool, in his heart, says there is no God.)
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To: chris37
Angela Corey is scum

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.

12 posted on 07/12/2012 3:07:19 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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One shop owner told the FBI Zimmerman had called and said "his life was in danger and he needs more guns."

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.

That's good.

13 posted on 07/12/2012 3:08:07 PM PDT by bgill
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To: marktwain

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.


14 posted on 07/12/2012 3:09:04 PM PDT by circlecity
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To: marktwain
"...according to new evidence from the FBI, he was afraid for his life in the weeks after the shooting became national news..."

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.

15 posted on 07/12/2012 3:10:46 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: Izzy Dunne

I BLOA/assorted calibers.
Only trouble, is now, I’ve misplaced my firearms!


16 posted on 07/12/2012 3:11:15 PM PDT by GOYAKLA (Recall/ Impeachment Day, November 6, 2012. FUBO, same for RINOs)
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To: marktwain
"One shop owner told the FBI Zimmerman had called and said "his life was in danger and he needs more guns." "

Can he prove it was Zimmerman who actually called?

17 posted on 07/12/2012 3:13:56 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: marktwain

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!


18 posted on 07/12/2012 3:14:23 PM PDT by G Larry (I'm under no obligation to be a passive victim!)
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To: G Larry

The gun he previously had was taken by the police.


19 posted on 07/12/2012 3:19:18 PM PDT by reagandemocrat (The fool, in his heart, says there is no God.)
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To: marktwain
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. . One shop owner told the FBI Zimmerman had called and said "his life was in danger and he needs more guns."

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.

20 posted on 07/12/2012 3:19:17 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Congrats to Ted Kennedy! He's been sober for two years now!!)
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To: marktwain

So what. Umm how many death threats did he have?


21 posted on 07/12/2012 3:20:34 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: marktwain

Well, yes. The cops took his and he had a lot of ugly characters threatening him and his family.
I’d buy more (and bigger) guns and lots of ammo, too.


22 posted on 07/12/2012 3:22:41 PM PDT by Little Ray (FOR the best Conservative in the Primary; AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: marktwain

The SPD had taken his weeapon and Black Panthers were mobilizing outside the gate of the complex intimidating witnesses and Trayvon’s father was sporting his CRIP tattoo. I’d get a gun too.


23 posted on 07/12/2012 3:28:05 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: GOYAKLA

Must have been that tragic boating accident on Lake Michigan last summer.


24 posted on 07/12/2012 3:30:44 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: circlecity
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.

I hope Zimmerman has a good lawyer. He's going to need one, since the only things on his side are the facts and the evidence.

25 posted on 07/12/2012 3:31:24 PM PDT by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: marktwain

This item goes in the “well, DUH” category.

Some of the news coverage is quoting his comment about his life being in danger, and mentioning the date, without bothering to point out it was after the lynch mob started forming. I shouldn’t be surprised by that sort of MSM bias, but it still gets me.


26 posted on 07/12/2012 3:39:07 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: Uncle Chip
...and Trayvon’s father was sporting his CRIP tattoo.

Really?

27 posted on 07/12/2012 3:39:20 PM PDT by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: Pollster1

I think he’s got good lawyer. The lawyer waved Zimmerman’s rights to a speedy trial to properly prepared to take apart the OBot government’s case, which should not be too hard to do. The lawyer stated back in May or in early June that he wanted to depose about 50 witnesses.


28 posted on 07/12/2012 3:40:36 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Uncle Chip

Does Trayvon’s father, a little league coach from Miami who was attending a convention in Orlando, have a CRIP tattoo?

Trayvon’s tattoo, that everyone was agast over, was of “praying hands” with the words “Nana” for his great-grandmother and “Cora Mae” for his grandmother.


29 posted on 07/12/2012 3:47:37 PM PDT by Beach_Babe
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To: marktwain
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. . One shop owner told the FBI Zimmerman had called and said "his life was in danger and he needs more guns."

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.

30 posted on 07/12/2012 3:49:04 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Congrats to Ted Kennedy! He's been sober for two years now!!)
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To: marktwain

I don’t know how many guns GZ had, but let’s assume he had one. The cops took it, so then he had none. The hue and cry from the like of the Black Panthers went up, and he wanted to buy a gun. He has a brain.

This is bad for him?


31 posted on 07/12/2012 3:53:58 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: Little Ray

Every gun owner should always own at least two guns. The first one for self defense. Then when it’s taken as evidence, you have another for self defense.


32 posted on 07/12/2012 3:56:40 PM PDT by aimhigh
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To: marktwain

He was afraid for his and his family’s life. I don’t blame him. I would have fled the country if faced with what he was facing from the black pampers and the other sub-civilized tribal thugs.


33 posted on 07/12/2012 3:57:42 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: marktwain

Seems right to me. He was being threatened.


34 posted on 07/12/2012 4:02:39 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's Welfare, Food Stamps, Division and Disability 'Legacy')
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To: MileHi

Trayvon’s father was sporting his CRIP tattoo: Story Here:

http://theconservativetreehouse.com/2012/07/12/tracys-tattoos-why-scrub-treeper-research-request-whats-the-agenda-behind-the-deception/


35 posted on 07/12/2012 4:06:45 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: marktwain

“One shop owner told the FBI Zimmerman had called and said “his life was in danger and he needs more guns.””

Hmmm...me thinks he should have gone to a gun show...


36 posted on 07/12/2012 4:09:44 PM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders.)
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To: Uncle Chip

Thanks for the link. Zimmerman’s story just keeps getting ‘better and better’. The brazenness of the lies and deceptions is mind boggling.


37 posted on 07/12/2012 4:37:03 PM PDT by khelus
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To: Red Steel

He has a most terrible! lawyer!!


38 posted on 07/12/2012 4:44:17 PM PDT by battletank
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To: Beach_Babe

<>Does Trayvon’s father, a little league coach from Miami who was attending a convention in Orlando, have a CRIP tattoo?<>

That was a Masonic Lodge convention, right? the weekend that TM met his fate.

Well anyway you can read about his tattoo here:

http://theconservativetreehouse.com/2012/07/12/tracys-tattoos-why-scrub-treeper-research-request-whats-the-agenda-behind-the-deception/

and see his CRIP tattoo [CAT = Crippin All the Time] on his neck that he quickly scrubbed back in March when he knew that others would see it and know what it meant.

And he replaced it with another innocuous gang tattoo: the praying hands that Trayvon had and fool most people into thinking that they are religious.

If you are naive enough or want us to be naive enough to think that praying hands are so innocent then just google: “gang tattoos/praying hands” and get an education.


39 posted on 07/12/2012 4:47:05 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip

Thanks. Sounds like the Crip connection is open to speculation. Still odd he covered it up.


40 posted on 07/12/2012 4:51:00 PM PDT by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: battletank

I’ll withhold judgment until I see the results in court.


41 posted on 07/12/2012 4:56:54 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: MileHi
Minimally Tracy Martin has an admiration of gangsta rappers:


42 posted on 07/12/2012 5:00:55 PM PDT by khelus
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To: khelus

Your Welcome: Check out page 14 of this New Jersey gang warning pamphlet. Note how many warning signs that Trayvon Martin had:

http://www.nj.gov/oag/gang-signs-bro.pdf

BTW in today’s discovery release it turns out that there is a gang operating in Sanford that the police and FBI were/are aware of. They are called the “goons” and are known for wearing “hoodies”. I kid you not.

That’s why the media has been silent on this release today. They have been criticizing Zimmerman for months for referring to Martin as a “goon” just because he wears a “hoodie”. Well duhhh. Read the FBI report, Gutman.


43 posted on 07/12/2012 5:05:47 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: khelus
Yes, it does seem Tracy might be OG or at least Treyvon was around the culture.
44 posted on 07/12/2012 5:06:55 PM PDT by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: Uncle Chip

I guess in your world ‘NANA’ is a gang thing too.

BTW, Georgie did get his 2nd gun: a Fabrique Nationale Herstal Five-seveN . . . the same gun Jihaddi Psychiatrist, Major Nidal Hasan used.


45 posted on 07/12/2012 5:14:07 PM PDT by Beach_Babe
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To: Beach_Babe
BTW, Georgie did get his 2nd gun: a Fabrique Nationale Herstal Five-seveN . . . the same gun Jihaddi Psychiatrist, Major Nidal Hasan used.

Link? Oh, BTW, a couple friends have the FN 5.7 and they haven't murdered anyone. So what is your point?

46 posted on 07/12/2012 5:19:42 PM PDT by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: MileHi

BB is desperate to sling mud, is the point.


47 posted on 07/12/2012 5:30:03 PM PDT by raccoonnookkeeper (I keep raccoons in a nook.)
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To: raccoonnookkeeper
The worst sort of innuendo.
48 posted on 07/12/2012 5:33:10 PM PDT by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: Red Steel

If George Zimmerman accepts the plea deal that Mark O’Mara has been pushing the state prosecutor for, you may not like the results.


49 posted on 07/12/2012 5:38:28 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: MileHi

I mean what if it was some other make of pistol. This is stupid. There are no fanatic pistols, only fanatics waving pistols. And in this case, a druggie gang wannabe fanatic grabbing for a pistol.


50 posted on 07/12/2012 5:39:34 PM PDT by raccoonnookkeeper (I keep raccoons in a nook.)
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