Zimmerman Will Get His Gun Back
He's also considering law school
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Jul 15, 2013 4:29 AM CDT
George Zimmerman leaves court with his family after the not guilty verdict was read in Seminole Circuit Court in Sanford, Fla. on Saturday, July 13, 2013.    (AP Photo/Joe Burbank, Pool)

(Newser) – Now that George Zimmerman has been acquitted, he can have back the pistol he used to kill Trayvon Martin—and he needs it "even more" than before, his lawyer tells ABC. Defense attorney Mark O'Mara says his client has no regrets about carrying a gun the night he killed the unarmed teenager, and he plans to go armed again because "there's even more reason now, isn't there? There are a lot of people out there who really hate him, even though they shouldn't."

Zimmerman might not be able to get a concealed carry permit, but he will be able to keep his gun unless he is convicted of a federal felony, a University of Florida law professor tells NBC. Zimmerman faces a potential federal prosecution as well as possible civil lawsuits, though O'Mara says he would "welcome" the latter. The lawyer says Zimmerman might now move out of Florida—though he will probably struggle to find work anywhere in the country. "I don't think he can work. I don't think anyone can hire him," he says of Zimmerman, who had worked as an insurance investigator. "George is a pariah." Reuters adds that O'Mara, along with some of Zimmerman's friends, say Zimmerman is now interested in attending law school in order to "help other people like me."

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jfarley
Jul 16, 2013 1:21 PM CDT
Zimmerman is a loser he an adult let a unarmed teenager beat the crap out of him. And as to race her they are getting the whites and hispanics mixed up again. Which was he? Neither race wants him in the first place.
DarthHater
Jul 16, 2013 11:00 AM CDT
Considering the amount of Hoodie Backlog that has accrued during his downtime. A proven weapon would be prefered.
MSCOTTASHLEY
Jul 16, 2013 9:45 AM CDT
Yeah, he just might need it. I wonder how he feels now about picking a fight with someone walking down the street talking on the phone. Any time he sees someone he dosen't like he can do it again. Just press someones button until they loose it and then kill em. The term "Cracker" is derived from the old days in Florida when cowboys used whips to herd cattle. Calling someone a "Cracker" is not a racist comment.