Buckeye Firearms Association takes up donations for new gun for George Zimmerman

Buckeye Firearm AssociationThe Buckeye Firearms Association is all about “defending your firearm rights” — George Zimmerman, the man acquitted in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, included.

After the Department of Justice placed an embargo on the returning of Zimmerman’s gun following his acquittal, the BFA, a grassroots political action committee, sprang into action.

The grassroots group has taken up efforts to personally restore Zimmerman’s Second Amendment right, saying the Sanford, Fla., man “has every right to get his property back.”

“This is about more than mere principle. Zimmerman and his family now face daily threats on their lives. More than ever, he has a right to defend himself against those who would seek to do him harm,” the BFA said in a statement on their website.

The BFA is collecting donations in order to “remedy the matter” by buying Zimmerman a new gun, holster, flashlight and “any other gear he wants.”

After his acquittal, Zimmerman was expected to be reunited with his $333 Kel-Tec 9mm semi-automatic handgun before the DOJ decided they had plans to keep all evidence in the Trayvon Martin case.

“This is outrageous. [Eric] Holder is this nation’s chief law enforcement officer. It is his job to uphold the laws, to support and defend our system of justice,” the BFA said. “This move to prevent Mr. Zimmerman from claiming his property is an unacceptable abuse of power.”

The Ohio-based nonpartisan organization isn’t the only one looking to give Zimmerman a free gun.

Pompano Pats, a gun store in Volusia County, Fla., wrote a letter to Zimmerman’s attorney, Mark O’Mara, offering up a consolation for Zimmerman.

“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,” the store wrote, according to Orlando’s WKMG Local 6 News. “We currently have the same model in stock, or he could (choose) another weapon suitable for concealed carry.”

The store owner is now reportedly receiving death threats.

Not to be outdone, conservative author Brad Thor tweeted to his followers and Zimmerman’s brother, Robert, promising George any gun and as much ammunition he could possibly want.

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