Everyone’s favorite tragedy voyeur is back making headlines again. This time, George Zimmerman was signing autographs at a gun show. Zimmerman is best known for killing Trayvon Martin and then being acquitted.
On Saturday, accompanied by his dog, Zimmerman posed for photos and gave out autographs. Zimmerman’s appearance was controversial even before the event started. Originally planned to take place at the Majestic, the venue cancelled last Thursday in response to negative feedback it received because of Zimmerman’s appearance.
The smaller show was instead held at the Arms Room store.
Zimmerman’s appearance at the gun show was repayment for support during his trial for the murder of Trayvon Martin. According to wesh.com, the event’s organizer, Mike Piwowarski, supported Zimmerman during his trial and now, Zimmerman is returning the favor.
Zimmerman’s only claim to fame is having benefited from a law that is open to outrageous interpretations and then exploiting his position as a controversial character. Can we just forget him already?
Joshua is a writer and researcher with Ring of Fire. You can follow him on Twitter @Joshual33.