We all know George Zimmerman, the killer of Trayvon Martin, loves guns. But a search warrant issued by the Seminole County clerk shows just how much. At the time of his arrest last week during a domestic dispute with girlfriend Samantha Scheibe, police found a 12-gauge shotgun, an AR-15 assault rifle and three handguns (a Glock 19, a Taurus 9mm and an Interarms .380-caliber). The warrant also shows Zimmerman had more than 100 rounds of ammunition.
What makes this latest news of gun-nuttery from Zimmerman all the more chilling is that it comes in the wake of the Connecticut State Attorney’s report released yesterday on the Dec. 14 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown. Adam Lanza killed six adults and 20 first-graders with a Bushmaster Model XM15-E2S semiautomatic rifle. An Izhmash Saiga-12 semiautomatic shotgun was found in his car in the school parking lot. A Sig Sauer P226, 9 mm, semiautomatic pistol was found on his person. Lanza took his own life with a Glock. “The total weight of the guns and ammunition from the shooter at SHES was 30.47 lbs,” the state revealed. Lanza’s arsenal was bought by the mother he killed in her bed with a Savage Mark II, .22 cal. long rifle.
During her 911 call, Scheibe told the dispatcher that Zimmerman pointed a shotgun at her. He denied pointing a gun at her during his odd counter-call to 911. The he-said, she-said set-up is classic Zimmerman, as are his numerous and escalating run-ins with law enforcement since his July acquittal on second-degree murder charges.
Zimmerman’s behavior is as tiresome as it is worrisome. Shellie Zimmerman told Katie Couric that she believes her soon-to-be-ex-husband has “unraveled” since the trial. When the talk show host asked what she thought would happen to George, Shellie’s uncertain answer should run your blood cold.
I certainly hope that there are no casualties. I hope that there’s no violence. But he does seem like a ticking time bomb. I know I’m certainly afraid. I just hope that he can get maybe the help that he needs to deal with his situation and that no one else will be hurt.
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