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Ohio PAC wants to buy George Zimmerman a new gun


An Ohio political action committee is raising money to help George Zimmerman, who was acquitted of second-degree murder in the murder trial of teenager Trayvon Martin, buy a new gun.

“We’re buying ZIMMERMAN a NEW GUN - We need your help,” reads the title of the article on the Buckeye Firearms Association’s website that has garnered the attention of media outlets in the past few days.

Zimmerman’s gun was held by the Justice Department as trial evidence. The Buckeye Firearms Association is now raising funds to help Zimmerman obtain a new gun and “fight attacks on the Second Amendment,” according to the group’s website.

“We have created the Zimmerman Second Amendment Fund. We encourage you to donate whatever you can afford, $100 … $50 … $25 … even just $10. We will provide Mr. Zimmerman, who has no current source of income, with the funds he needs to replace his firearm, holster, and other gear.,” reads a release by the organization.

The Buckeye Firearms Association is “a grassroots political action committee dedicated to defending and advancing the right of Ohio citizens to own and use firearms for all legal activities,” according to their website.

More than 4500 visitors have read the release by the group since it was posted on their website on Thursday. It is unknown how much money the organization has collected for the Zimmerman Second Amendment Fund so far.


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