A pro-gun group from Ohio launched a fundraising effort over the weekend to buy George Zimmerman a new gun.
On the heels of reports that the Justice Department is placing a hold on all evidence in the case, including the Kel-Tec PF-9 9mm pistol Zimmerman used to kill unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin, the Buckeye Firearms Foundation announced that it is raising money to buy the former neighborhood watch captain a new gun.
“This is about more than mere principle. Zimmerman and his family now face daily threats on their lives,” the group said in a post announcing the “Zimmerman Second Amendment Fund.” “More than ever, he has a right to defend himself against those who would seek to do him harm. Gun owners must stand together and refuse to allow an injustice like this to go unanswered. If we choose to sit idly by while the full force and weight of the federal government descends upon a free man, it will embolden others to take liberties with our rights.”
The group said it is accepting any donations supporters can afford in order to provide Zimmerman, who has no current source of income, “with the funds he needs to replace his firearm, holster, and other gear.”