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Storeowner who offered free gun to Zimmerman gets death threats
The Daytona Beach News-Journal ^ | July 21, 2013 | Julie Murphy

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....

(Excerpt) Read more at news-journalonline.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: banglist; baptists; blackrage; deaththreats; florida; guncontrol; holder; secondamendment; trayvonstroops; zimmerman
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Why you gonna up an give that crazy-*ss cracka another gun, honkey?!
1 posted on 07/21/2013 6:16:16 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Stupid store owner wanted publicity period. Backfiring big time. He didn’t need to say anything to help Zimmerman.


2 posted on 07/21/2013 6:20:56 PM PDT by George from New England (escaped CT in 2006, now living north of Tampa)
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To: George from New England

Good for him.


3 posted on 07/21/2013 6:21:44 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: George from New England

What if he just wanted to give an innocent man the handgun that he has been denied by Eric Holder, known racist?


4 posted on 07/21/2013 6:22:01 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: George from New England

On the Internet everybody’s stupid except the anonymous ME, ME and ME!


5 posted on 07/21/2013 6:23:04 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: George from New England
Stupid store owner wanted publicity period. Backfiring big time. He didn’t need to say anything to help Zimmerman.

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.

6 posted on 07/21/2013 6:23:21 PM PDT by meyer (What would John Hancock do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Durham said. "If Mr. Zimmerman had just identified himself as a member of the neighborhood watch, I think Trayvon would be alive today."

Incredibly bad judgement on the part of the pastor. Does the pastor not know that Trayvon began the confrontation by breaking Zimmerman's nose?

7 posted on 07/21/2013 6:23:42 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“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.


8 posted on 07/21/2013 6:24:21 PM PDT by cdcdawg (Be seeing you...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


9 posted on 07/21/2013 6:24:24 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Be Brave! Fear is just the opposite of Nar!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The leftists are a peaceful bunch......if you don’t believe that, they’ll kill you.


10 posted on 07/21/2013 6:25:03 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Texas Fossil

Or does the pastor know that George Zimmerman is partly black?


11 posted on 07/21/2013 6:25:13 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the mainland US There'd be a rifle behind each blade of grass.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


12 posted on 07/21/2013 6:25:19 PM PDT by BibleGunClinger
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


13 posted on 07/21/2013 6:25:51 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: George from New England

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.


14 posted on 07/21/2013 6:26:59 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: George from New England
Stupid store owner wanted publicity period did the right thing.

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 words—he's re-asserting normal life.

15 posted on 07/21/2013 6:27:24 PM PDT by SamuraiScot
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Threatening a guy who owns a gun shop.Not much of a future in that I’d say.
16 posted on 07/21/2013 6:27:40 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (If Obama Had A City It Would Look Like Detroit.)
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To: meyer

I would be buying all my supplies from his store if I lived there.


17 posted on 07/21/2013 6:28:19 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: George from New England
Stupid store owner wanted publicity period.

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.

18 posted on 07/21/2013 6:30:03 PM PDT by ladyjane (For the first time in in a long time I am proud of my country.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I don’t know about this gun shop owner, but the one nearest me has a reputation for being a mean, intolerant paranoid SOB.


19 posted on 07/21/2013 6:30:04 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: SamuraiScot
...he's re-asserting normal life

Very good way of putting it.

20 posted on 07/21/2013 6:32:17 PM PDT by Yardstick
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
Anybody who injects themselves into this mess had better be ready for death threats and other nonsense.

that includes being a juror who doesn't 'think the right way', too.

21 posted on 07/21/2013 6:32:45 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; All

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


22 posted on 07/21/2013 6:33:20 PM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Take a Stand, Take a Stand, Take a Stand Against The Black Ku Klux Klan)
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To: George from New England

I’m no mind reader but I believe he spoke out for what thought was right, more people should do it.


23 posted on 07/21/2013 6:33:23 PM PDT by jazusamo ("I am so old that I can remember when most of the people promoting race hate were white." T. Sowell)
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To: George from New England

And you know this how?


24 posted on 07/21/2013 6:34:07 PM PDT by sport
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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


25 posted on 07/21/2013 6:34:13 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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).


26 posted on 07/21/2013 6:34:30 PM PDT by NurdlyPeon (It is the nature of liberals to pervert whatever they touch.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"Regardless of what side you are on, he was found not guilty and he has the right to live his life."

No, no...Wrong...

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.

27 posted on 07/21/2013 6:35:20 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“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.


28 posted on 07/21/2013 6:35:23 PM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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)


29 posted on 07/21/2013 6:35:58 PM PDT by logi_cal869
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To: dragnet2

30 posted on 07/21/2013 6:38:30 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the mainland US There'd be a rifle behind each blade of grass.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"..his offer to give Zimmerman a replacement Kel-Tec PF-9..."

At least offer the guy an upgrade.

31 posted on 07/21/2013 6:38:54 PM PDT by moehoward
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Its his gun, today, he can give it to whom he pleases. He might not can tomorrow, but he can today.


32 posted on 07/21/2013 6:39:42 PM PDT by sport
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To: moehoward

LOL!

33 posted on 07/21/2013 6:41:32 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the mainland US There'd be a rifle behind each blade of grass.)
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To: Revolting cat!

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.


34 posted on 07/21/2013 6:42:50 PM PDT by George from New England (escaped CT in 2006, now living north of Tampa)
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To: Red in Blue PA

He has an online store: http://bikes.pompanopatsdaytona.com/categories/Gun-Shoppers/


35 posted on 07/21/2013 6:44:00 PM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: George from New England

You are an idiot. The store owner is standing up for basic conservative principles. You are not.


36 posted on 07/21/2013 6:44:21 PM PDT by dirtboy
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I have a Jennings’ .22 just like that. It was my first pistol.


37 posted on 07/21/2013 6:46:57 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: George from New England; Repeat Offender; GenXteacher; Nervous Tick; BlatherNaut; ColdOne; ...

Silence in the face of evil is itself evil.


38 posted on 07/21/2013 6:47:17 PM PDT by MestaMachine (My caps work, You gotta earn them.)
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To: Texas Fossil
That is the trouble with Durham. Idiots doing what they are not qualified, in his case, thinking.

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.

39 posted on 07/21/2013 6:48:10 PM PDT by sport
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To: George from New England

Kind storeowner reached out. If he wanted publicity, then what is wrong or stupid about that???


40 posted on 07/21/2013 6:49:04 PM PDT by Shimmer1 (froggie sez water nice and warm)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Me too.


41 posted on 07/21/2013 6:50:17 PM PDT by sport
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To: sport
For reasons known only to them.

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!

42 posted on 07/21/2013 6:56:01 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Red in Blue PA
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.

43 posted on 07/21/2013 6:56:34 PM PDT by Standing Wolf
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To: Vaquero
"The store is just offering Zimmerman protection from scumbags, one thing the government who has the exonerated citizen’s weapon, refuses to do"

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.

44 posted on 07/21/2013 7:02:46 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: George from New England
Stupid store owner wanted publicity period. Backfiring big time. He didn’t need to say anything to help Zimmerman.

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...

45 posted on 07/21/2013 7:03:40 PM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: piytar
"the offer is inciting racism rather than quelling it...."

Wouldn't that depend on the color of the finish on the outside of the gun?

46 posted on 07/21/2013 7:06:32 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: George from New England

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.


47 posted on 07/21/2013 7:10:03 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: George from New England
Pompano Pats in DeLand sent a letter to Zimmerman’s attorney, Mark O’Mara, offering a free firearm to Zimmerman after hearing media reports that authorities were holding his Kel-Tec PF-9 pending further investigation.

“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.

48 posted on 07/21/2013 7:14:26 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: dirtboy

Agree....Brad Thor did the same thing...made it public


49 posted on 07/21/2013 7:48:57 PM PDT by Guenevere (....)
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To: meyer

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


50 posted on 07/21/2013 7:55:53 PM PDT by happyhomemaker (Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. Rom 12:12)
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