CNN’s Piers Morgan on Monday grilled the legal chair of the Buckeye Firearms Foundation over the group’s decision to raise over $12,000 to help George Zimmerman and his family get a gun, ammunition, training and personal protection. Zimmerman and his family have been receiving a slew of death threats following his acquittal in the death of Trayvon Martin.
Morgan pressed the Buckeye Firearms Foundation’s Ken Hanson on the move and also questioned him on a hypothetical situation in which Zimmerman kills Martin’s older brother with the gun his group helped him buy.
“What if Trayvon Martin’s older brother is walking in the same area in a few months time, George Zimmerman happens to be passing, finds him suspicious as he did Trayvon…and decides to shoot him as well?” Morgan asked. “Where does that leave you, if you’re the one who supplied the gun?”
“Well, if we’re the ones that supplied the gun, and again remember, we provided money, not a gun,” Hanson replied. “But if someone is on top of Mr. Zimmerman, again repeatedly bashing his head into the concrete, and he acts in self defense, that’s incredible bad luck he found himself in that situation twice. But we’ll sleep soundly.”
Though Morgan repeatedly questioned the idea that Zimmerman should have a gun following his tragic altercation with Trayvon Martin and threw out several hypothetical situations in which he could shoot someone else, Hanson reminded the host that Zimmerman is an innocent man, therefore well within his constitutional rights to own a firearm.
“Two different levels of government review have found no fault with Mr. Zimmerman’s actions. We can go through all the hypotheticals you’d like to go through, what it comes down to is that he’s gone through a government review,” Hanson lectured.
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