George Zimmerman: Why I Won't Use an Alias

He does carry a semi-automatic for protection, though
By Elizabeth Armstrong Moore,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 22, 2014 2:00 AM CDT
George Zimmerman: Why I Won't Use an Alias
In this July 9, 2013, file photo, George Zimmerman leaves the courtroom for a lunch break in his trial in Seminole Circuit Court in Sanford, Fla.   (AP Photo/Orlando Sentinel, Joe Burbank, Pool, File)

George Zimmerman is constantly on the move and in the news. It's been nearly three years since he shot unarmed black teen Trayvon Martin to death in Sanford, Fla., and his speaking engagements and meetings with attorneys afford him no more than a month in any given state. The Orlando Sentinel recently caught up with him at a gun show and reports that the 30-year-old is in debt, constantly under attack on Twitter, and carries a semi-automatic handgun for extra protection but that he refuses to use an alias because, he says, "I'm not able to lie."

Zimmerman continues to pop in and out of the news. Late last year he made headlines when bids on eBay for his "first hand painted artwork" hit nearly $100,000, reports the Miami Herald. A few months prior, his estranged wife—who'd just filed for divorce—called 911 saying he'd threatened her with a gun, but she never followed up with charges. Not long after that, he was arrested on domestic violence charges, which his girlfriend ultimately dropped. (Earlier this month, a driver in Florida called police saying Zimmerman had threatened to shoot him dead when overcome by road rage.)

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