Florida shop offers free gun to George Zimmerman

Published On: Jul 18 2013 01:58:46 PM EDT
Updated On: Jul 18 2013 02:47:24 PM EDT

After police estimated 1,200 people marched against gun violence in the wake of the George Zimmerman not guilty verdict, protesters said their peaceful rally should be a model for other rallies scheduled across the country in the coming days.

DeLAND, Fla. -

A Volusia County gun shop has offered a free gun to George Zimmerman, the former neighborhood watch leader acquitted in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.

In a letter to Zimmerman's attorney, former Local 6 legal analyst Mark O'Mara, Pompano Pats in DeLand said it's offering a free firearm to Zimmerman after hearing media reports that he could not obtain his Kel-Tec PF-9 from authorities.

"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.  We currently have the same model in stock, or he could (choose) another weapon suitable for concealed carry," the letter states.

It also says, "We have read numerous reports of death threats against your client and believe no good would come from harming him."

The letter, which also says the company is not trying to make a political statement, was signed by Pompano Parts President Pat Johnson.

After Saturday's not guilty verdict was read, rallies, marches and demonstrations in support of Martin have been held across the county and many more are scheduled this weekend.

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