Skip to comments.Storeowner who offered free gun to Zimmerman gets death threats
Posted on 07/21/2013 6:16:16 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
The DeLand gun shop owner who offered George Zimmerman a free handgun to replace the one being held as evidence by the Department of Justice said he is now receiving death threats.
Pat Johnson, who is president of Pompano Pat's, told the News-Journal on Sunday that "the violence needs to end" and that his offer to give Zimmerman a replacement Kel-Tec PF-9 is neither racially nor politically motivated. Nor, Johnson said, is it a publicity stunt. But a local religious leader said the offer is only ramping up tension.
The offer was made after Johnson said he heard media reports that federal authorities were holding Zimmerman's gun pending further investigation.
"This is so he (Zimmerman) can protect himself," Johnson said. "Regardless of what side you are on, he was found not guilty and he has the right to live his life."
Johnson, in the letter he sent Thursday to attorney Mark O'Mara, said, "We have read numerous reports of death threats against your client and believe no good would come from harming him." Johnson said he has not heard back from O'Mara.
But Daytona Beach Rev. L. Ronald Durham, pastor of the Greater Friendship Baptist Church, said the offer is inciting racism rather than quelling it....
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Stupid store owner wanted publicity period. Backfiring big time. He didn’t need to say anything to help Zimmerman.
Good for him.
What if he just wanted to give an innocent man the handgun that he has been denied by Eric Holder, known racist?
On the Internet everybody’s stupid except the anonymous ME, ME and ME!
Don't know if it's backfiring or not. I'd buy from his store, death threats notwithstanding. The thugs would threaten their own mother if she said something un-negative about George Z.
Incredibly bad judgement on the part of the pastor. Does the pastor not know that Trayvon began the confrontation by breaking Zimmerman's nose?
“Nor, Johnson said, is it a publicity stunt.”
As much as I support Zimmerman’s right to a gun to defend himself, c’mon! It’s at least partly a publicity stunt. Otherwise, we wouldn’t know about it. Meanwhile, the good reverend thinks this guy is stirring up tension??? How about the President? I’m sure that’s different, somehow.
Anybody who injects themselves into this mess had better be ready for death threats and other nonsense.
It might even be worth it to stimulate radicals to phone in death threats to a trace phone with a recording device, then provide that evidence to the police.
If nothing else, give them a star 69 call back, to let them know that their call had been monitored and the police contacted.
The leftists are a peaceful bunch......if you don’t believe that, they’ll kill you.
Or does the pastor know that George Zimmerman is partly black?
So the anti-gun, anti-violence, liberal cowards are sending death threats, huh? What are they going to carry out their threats with, a spatula? What a bunch of pathetic wussies.
That’s the kind of savagery brought to us by those who sponsor the media and administer business, both parties in politics and academia. They mandate and enforce more social pathologies without regard to our real civil/constitutional rights. We need new leadership in general.
If people do not start speaking up for a case which has been ruled on in a court of law for fear of mobs, then turn out the lights. And if you espouse such thinking, then you are part of the problem.
Publicly doing the right thing does bring publicity, but publicity is in the nature of leadership. It's crucial for everyone's survival for Americans to publicly defy the lynch mob with the only thing they understand. Someone had to put it into wordshe's re-asserting normal life.
I would be buying all my supplies from his store if I lived there.
George, why would you say that? Are you a mind reader? A number of people here on FR were ready to buy him a gun. What motive would they have other than to help the guy.
I don’t know about this gun shop owner, but the one nearest me has a reputation for being a mean, intolerant paranoid SOB.
Very good way of putting it.
that includes being a juror who doesn't 'think the right way', too.
The Black Ku Klux Klan just looking for someone to lynch....
This gun shop owner should just give Zimmerman a gun...and the shop owner can get ready for lock and load on those with the death threats
I’m no mind reader but I believe he spoke out for what thought was right, more people should do it.
And you know this how?
The race baiters are ramping up tensions. The store is just offering Zimmerman protection from scumbags, one thing the government who has the exonerated citizen’s weapon, refuses to do, thus violating his 2nd amendment rights. Thanks eric and zer0. For nothing
Actually, I think the store owner should have started up a web site to solicit donations. It would have given the public a chance to make a statement. The store owner would have ended up selling Zimmerman more guns than a small army, which he then could have distributed to the neighborhood watch. A win-win-win-win-lose situation (that would be the race-baiting LIBs on the end there).
The race industry wants to force Zimmerman wave a confederate flag, while running naked through Florida ghettos...If he dares lift a finger to defend himself, kick and beat him more then charge him with racism.
“But Daytona Beach Rev. L. Ronald Durham, pastor of the Greater Friendship Baptist Church, said the offer is inciting racism rather than quelling it....”
Look in the mirror, “reverend” azzhole.
Ok, so now ALL gun shops should offer him a free gun.
Take your pick, George. (one, of course, and anonymous donor)
(if I had one or a surplus, I’d be there)
At least offer the guy an upgrade.
Its his gun, today, he can give it to whom he pleases. He might not can tomorrow, but he can today.
I 100% believe that Zimmerman is entitled to a gun, hell by now he’s gotta have 100s of offers — silent offers. But the only we we hear about in the MSM is this store’s actions. Knowing the circus the media is feeding, if I owned a gun store, I wouldn’t for a second share normally confidential information about firearm transfers, with a sleazy MSM.
This store owner only fed the MSM appetite for troublemaking.
He has an online store: http://bikes.pompanopatsdaytona.com/categories/Gun-Shoppers/
You are an idiot. The store owner is standing up for basic conservative principles. You are not.
I have a Jennings’ .22 just like that. It was my first pistol.
Silence in the face of evil is itself evil.
Race was not a factor, or question. The question was, did George wish for Martin to beat him to death, or did he value his life.
The media, and its aiders and abettors, along with self hating Whites both on and off this forum deliberately, willing, and knowingly destroyed the life of an innocent , decent man. For reasons known only to them.
Kind storeowner reached out. If he wanted publicity, then what is wrong or stupid about that???
The reasons may only be known to them, but they are easy to ascertain. The models have been out there for decades. How about 12 Angry Men? How about the stupid mockingbird book and movie, whatever their titles that escape me now? Worshipped everywhere including here. The Zimmerman case fits these long standardized frames of lazy thinking like a Nike AirJordan sneaker fits a homie's foot!
I would be buying all my supplies from his store if I lived there.
I would, too. Good deeds deserve to be rewarded, not punished.
Is this why St. Tray didn't call 911 regarding a creepy ass cracka following him?
Wouldn't Liberal protocol necessitate calling 911 for personal police protection (or getting less than a full complement of fries)?
Why does no one wonder why St. Tray didn't call the police? His Dad did the next morning when the beloved son was not at home.
Oooohhh....you're so right. We must ALL be afraid to say ANYTHING to help Zimmerman. Someone might kill us. I'm so afraid. Somebody please help me. Sniffle...
Wouldn't that depend on the color of the finish on the outside of the gun?
The guy wrote a letter to Zimmerman’s lawyer because he wanted to be sure George was legally allowed to get a new gun. You should read that letter.
Upon receiving your confirmation that he is well within his legal rights to concealed carry, our company would like to offer Mr. Zimmerman a free firearm, the letter stated according to WKMG. We currently have the same model in stock, or he could [choose] another weapon suitable for concealed carry.
We have read numerous reports of death threats against your client and believe no good would come from harming him, said the letter, signed by Pompano Pats President Pat Johnson, who added that the company was not trying to make a political statement.
Agree....Brad Thor did the same thing...made it public
I am from this same area and I just heard on the radio that a woman with a phone number one digit off from Zimmerman’s has been getting 100s of death threats on her number. When she contacted the FBI they said there were over 400 social media threats PER MINUTE against Zimmerman and she wasn’t a priority!! The poor guy is ground zero for death threats. BO is literally contributing to GZ’s potential murder from one of these nuts