George Zimmerman wants his gun back.

And he’ll get it.

When asked by CNN’s Piers Morgan whether Zimmerman will keep the gun used to kill Trayvon Martin, Robert Zimmerman Jr., said: “I don’t see any reason why he shouldn’t.”

As President Barack Obama appeals for calm, and as black Americans across the country continue to protest Zimmerman’s acquittal in the death of Trayvon Martin, Zimmerman is asking authorities to return the gun he used to shoot Martin so he can defend himself if necessary.

So is Zimmerman actually prepared to shoot someone else?

“I think he has more reason now than ever to think that people are trying to kill him because they express they’re trying to kill him, all the time, every day, on my Twitter feed, on the Internet,” said Robert Zimmerman, George’s brother.

The last thing this nation needs is Zimmerman packing a gun and perhaps trying to reclaim his self-described role as a neighborhood watch captain. The notion is unthinkable, yet it could happen very soon.  Zimmerman was found not guilty and therefore he is entitled to retrieve the property that was confiscated by police during his arrest – which also includes his gun.

Zimmerman does have a choice: He could buy a new gun — or not carry a weapon at all.

“We should ask ourselves if we’re doing all we can to stem the tide of gun violence that claims too many lives across this country on a daily basis,” Obama said in a statement. “We should ask ourselves, as individuals and as a society, how we can prevent future tragedies like this.  As citizens, that’s a job for all of us.  That’s the way to honor Trayvon Martin.”

The nation is polarized, as Obama acknowledged, and returning the gun Zimmerman used to shoot Trayvon Martin sends the wrong message to America and in no way honors the 17-year-old who Zimmerman claims he shot in self-defense. Yet, it’s legal.

But now, Zimmerman is on the defensive. He sometimes wears body armor, according to his attorney, and he fears for his life.

“He has to be very cautious and protective of his safety because there is still a fringe element who have said … that they will not listen to a verdict of not guilty,” said Mark O’Mara, Zimmerman’s lawyer.

Friends say Zimmerman may also attend law school to represent other people who have been arrested for shooting someone in self-defense.

“I’d like to help other people like me,” Leanne Benjamin, a friend of Zimmerman’s, quoted him as telling her.

Meanwhile, civil rights leaders including Rev. Al Sharpton, Rev. Jesse Jackson and Benjamin Jealous, head of the NACCP, are calling for the Department of Justice to prosecute Zimmerman for shooting the Florida teen on February 26, 2012.

“We will pursue civil rights charges with the Department of Justice, we will continue to fight for the removal of Stand Your Ground laws in every state, and we will not rest until racial profiling in all its forms is outlawed,” Jealous said in a statement.

But Robert Zimmerman said black leaders should “cool their jets,” adding that “agitation doesn’t help us.”

“We welcomed, actually, that investigation through the FBI when they originally started investigating George,” Robert Zimmerman said on CNN. “They’ve investigated, I think, about three dozen of his closest friends and acquaintances. And there is not any inkling of racism.”

Others disagree.

Thousands of Americans – black, white, and Hispanic — rallied last weekend in San Francisco, Chicago, Denver, Baltimore, Detroit, New York and other cities. In New York, demonstrators marched across Manhattan and filled Times Square. “This is what democracy looks like,” they chanted.

“Two years ago, as the story of Trayvon Martin rose to national prominence, thousands of Americans across this country felt the pain of the Martin family,” Rep. Marcia Fudge said in a statement. “This weekend, when the not guilty verdict was delivered, we all felt it once again.”

“Trayvon was an innocent teenager who died because George Zimmerman chose to take the law into his own hands,” Fudge said. “Trayvon was neither on trial in this case, nor was he responsible for his own death, and it should never be assumed or accepted that he was.”

In Sanford, Florida, however, Zimmerman’s legal team remains defiant.

“Nothing can bring back Trayvon Martin,” O’Mara said in a press conference after the verdict. “But I’m not going to shy away from the fact that the evidence showed George Zimmerman did nothing wrong.”

And now, with Zimmerman free and feeling vindicated, he may soon be carrying his 9-mm semi-automatic handgun — again.

(Photo: AP)

37 thoughts on “ANALYSIS: Zimmerman Wants Gun He Used to Kill Trayvon Martin Returned; Talks of Law School

    • JanCorey on said:

      Betty, if you are talking about Trayvon being dead, then GOOD, he deserved it, although I likely would have fired more bullets at him if he had attacked me like he attacked Gorge Zimmerman.

      • JanCorey on said:

        Kay, the newest thing I am reading about is the Justice-forTrayvon efforts and I personally believe that Justice-forTrayvon has already been accomplished and is done after Trayvon was shot dead after he attacked a victim while being high on dope and armed with a metal can in his hoodie and using a cement walkway to bash a victim‘s head against the cement until possible harm or death to the victim. Justice is complete for Trayvon, he’s dead and buried. Anyone who disagrees, go to your nearest cement sidewalk and strike your own head against the cement hard enough to cause injury and let us know how many strikes you can endure before you believe that exercise is simply not right or hurtful. Go ahead, get to it!

      • You believe that Trayvon got what he deserves. Yet, here you remain. When are we going to get the justice we deserve by you keeping your fingers somewhere – hell anywhere else except near a damned keyboard. Maybe if we all close our eyes and click our heels together three times fellow poster, we’ll find that this nuisance was just a bad dream. Keep hope alive.

      • JanCorey on said:

        Kay, yes, I do believe Trayvon got what he deserved and if I was there that night, I would have unloaded my entire clip into him until there were no more bullets left. Trayvon was identified, correctly by Zimmerman, that he might be high on something and it turns out that Trayvon was high on illegal dope. My choice to use a keyboard is my personal desire to help to educate racist and other morons like you Kay and I must say, I believe I am doing a pretty good job at that. Your racists and ignorant statements only reflect back upon you Kay, not upon the better-educated-and-informed-than-yourself. Hence, you may want to minimize your continued attacks against people you still remain jealous of. God speed.

      • JanCorey on said:

        It was great that Sybrina Fulton will use Trayvon’s name to expand his legacy, maybe with her own line of handgun-accessories like hollow-point-thug-bullets or perhaps some marijuana items like a Trayvon-brand-pot or maybe some bongs and roach clips or maybe some burglary tools like crow bars, lock-cutters, and glass cutters or maybe have a t-shirt with a gun-target on it with a picture of Trayvon inside the bullseye.

  1. Jiggy5 on said:

    Zimmerman was acquitted by a jury of his peers. We wanted him tried and he was, just because the verdict and the facts, yes, the facts are inconvenient to your racism matters little. Get over it and move on with life.

  2. majestic on said:

    People please don’t respond to these “TROLLS” on this board. They just want attention. If they think George Zimmerman is a hero then there’s plenty of sites they can go to.

  3. justin buck on said:

    I can’t believe the comments on this site! Blacks want justice for Trayvon…Answer: Lets riot/loot/march and beat up white people! Really! if a white man gets killed by a black man, do whites march/loot/riot/protest, NO! but it is OK for blacks to do it and call it justice and not racism? for years blacks have been fighting for equal rights and the answer they give for all those years looking for equality is MORE VIOLENCE! MORE RACISM! MORE MURDER! You all “looking for justice ” with violence are the reason racism will never end! The name of this web site is proof of that! all hell would break loose if there was a white entertainment TV station, white history month, white miss america,, if blacks want racism to end them start with this web site, stop blaming whites for everything and stop being such hypocrates!

    • JanCorey on said:

      Jo, I think you may be right, on judgment day he may be given a Saint status with God because George Zimmerman is a hero for shooting that doped-up-gold-tooth-punk-thug.

    • jo, he is not a murderer, for a killing to be called a murder there has to have been a crime commited and by law, no crime was commited! it was self defence, if george zimmerman was a black man this whole story would have never made it past the local news! it is a shame blacks are as racist as they are after everything that has happened to blacks in history and everything blacks have fought for for equality, just a shame!

  4. Zimmerman should get his gun back because there are still black democrats out there. The lesson here is the next time a chubby Hispanic with a gun is following while you are walking home, in the interest of having a long life, it is best to not confront him, but to call 911 or keep walking. If Trayvon could do this again, he will choose a different path.

    • Betty on said:

      What so sad about white people, they would go into schools and shot up little white kids, kill their parents and store them in freezers. If Zimmerman had killed a WHITE BOY, he would get life in prison!

  5. JDZC on said:

    I’m gonna keep it real. I keep hearing for us to remain calm, it ain’t over. Well for as I’m concerned
    there are only two ways this could be made right. Prison is one, and I think we all know what the other is. Sorry, but those are the only two options.

    • JanCorey on said:

      Gracebay1Clt, George seems smarter than you, just look at your rant(s), he looking toward a professional career instead taking your path toward bankruptcy. I would hire him after he completes his classes, won’t be long, get ready for the new emergence of victim-Zimmerman. He’ll have millions of dollars from the lawsuits to do whatever he wants after the lawsuits and the settlements that are coming soon. He’ll have more expendable money than you GracebayIClt.

      • Smiles on said:

        JanCorey you just an idiot! And believe me Zimmerman judgement day is coming! Laugh now but we laugh later.

      • JanCorey on said:

        Smiles, I am not an idiot as you claim, only uneducated and ill-informed people may feel that way. I just present the facts of this case, like it or not. I am not directly involved in the Justice that prevailed in this case. If you have a problem with the result, and certainly you do, seek out political and legal means of changing things you do not agree with regarding this case. But to attack others that are better-informed than yourself simply because it may make you appear insolate or uninformed to the facts, that is mealy a reflection on your own lack of knowledge on this case and why you appear to be jamming your own foot down your own throat repeatedly and constantly imo.

      • JanCorey on said:

        Yes, I agree that it is you that is an idiot and unable to deal with the facts of this case. Do you have a weapon close by if you choose to commit suicide?

      • Betty on said:

        Why is it that white people never talk this garbage in the presence of African Americans?

      • JanCorey on said:

        Betty, good question of why white people never seem to talk garbage in the presence of African Americans is, from my perspective, that whites know it would get an emotional reaction from the blacks and the whites don’t want to end up having to defend themselves and shooting the blacks in their white-defensive-stance because of the high prices on bullets and their limited-availability of ammunition right now.

  6. JanCorey on said:

    Good for George Zimmerman, he’d be an exceptional attorney imo and maybe he can later specialize in getting those incompetent prosecutors like in his case to do a mandatory prison sentence when they do what they did to him in this ridiculous unlawful prosecution case. Don‘t forget about the 20-some documented errors of the trial that are not yet resolved.

    • You are the idiot. If you are looking at the facts of the case. All the defense did was raise reasonable doubt. Not Guilty was all they had to work with if they had a “reasonable doubt.” I had to explain to my 10, 14 and 16 year old grandsons that they are “free” but not really “free.” That yes it is possible for young black man to be stalked and killed by non blacks and the killer could get off for self defense. They were very disturbed. In my opinion those f-ing a-holes always get off. Where was Trayvon’s right to defend. Because he used his fists instead of a gun, is that the problem? Because he was winning at self-defense? Is that the problem? Racist like you will go on forever. Guilty white people start out with a reasonable doubt because killing a 17 year old black male is sport killing. I remember when 8 year old black girls were being raped by gangs of whites and nothing was done. Somehow your kind can justify hate and call it justice. You go ahead, God is still real and Zimmerman and your kind will pay. You had better hope the price is one that won’t destroy you in the making. This is just a battle, the war has just began.

      • JanCorey on said:

        Deb, I totally agree with you that you may be an idiot, but I believe that simply stems from your inability to fully understand the Law and the court proceedings. You don’t intend to come off as stupid, it just happens because you have been this way for so long. I also agree that the defense raised reasonable-doubt, that was their purpose from the get-go. Why the prosecution did not want to win this case is something only they know, makes no sense to me. I would encourage you to teach your grandkids the truth instead a version of your demented-warped-perception of reality fueled by your racist attitude and teach them to not do dope and not to smash anyone’s head against a cement sidewalk and if they follow that advise, they’ll do just fine. Trayvon voluntarily gave up any of his rights when he broke the Law with his dope smoking and felony-assault of victim-Zimmerman. Rest in pieces Trayvon, good riddens.

      • RIch on said:

        Why is there a website called black america, pathetic blacks are obsessed with attention. ZImmerman won and blacks assume ignorant things all the time. blacks love obama, obama loves law, law loves zimmerman, understand, so take a pick if you pick trayvon, you are going against the United States of America’s double jeopardy policy and obama.

      • Yes, it is indeed possible for your sons to be killed by non blacks. But they are much more likely to be killed by people that look just like them.

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