Even George Zimmerman’s own legal defense team has publicly spoken out against his decision to visit the Kel-Tec facility.
This post originally appeared at Occupy Democrats
By Omar Rivero
Just when you thought that George Zimmerman couldn’t act in a more callous fashion, not only has he gone to the same going manufacture headquarters as the one that he used to shoot Trayvon Martin through the heart to inquire about buying a shotgun, he even proudly posed for a smiling photo with the gun manufacturer owner’s son.
TMZ reports that Zimmerman was inquiring about a Kel-Tec KSG shotgun – a weapon typically used for home defense — when he went to the Kel-Tec headquarters in Cocoa Beach, Fla., on Thursday. Kel-Tec is the very same manufacturer of the pistol Zimmerman used to killed Trayvon Martin on the night of Feb. 26, 2012, in Sanford, Fla.
The Kel-Tec Shotgun is described on the company website as a 6.9-pound weapon that is “as compact as legally possible” at 26 inches overall and with an 18.5-inch cylinder bore barrel. It holds “an impressive” 12 rounds.
Incredibly, even George Zimmerman’s own legal defense team has publicly spoken out against his decision to visit the Kel-Tec facility:
“We certainly would not have advised him to go to the factory that made the gun that he used to shoot Trayvon Martin through the heart,” Shawn Vincent, a spokesman for attorney Mark O’Mara, told Yahoo! News Friday afternoon. “That was not part of our public relations plan.”
Adding, “From that perspective, we are George’s legal representation, but I don’t think he takes our advice on how he lives his life or what factories he decides to tour. We represented him in court. We got the verdict that we believe is just, and the rest of George’s life is up to George.”