George Zimmerman may have a lot of haters but there’s one Ohio firearms group who is supporting him all the way to the bank.
According to the Associated Press, the Buckeye Firearms Foundation wrote a $12,150.37 check for Zimmerman, who was recently acquitted for the shooting murder of Trayvon Martin. A spokesperson said the group raised funds to help the former neighborhood watch caption purchase a gun and security system.
“The Department of Justice refused to return him his gun, and he’s in need of protection,” said Ken Hanson, the group’s legal chairman. “The money is intended to be used for anything he needs to defend himself or his family. He has complete discretion on how to use the money.”
Sources say donations, sent from 48 states and three other countries, may be used for Zimmerman’s defense costs and fees.
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#FightingForTrayvon: Images of Nationwide Protests
1. Protestors converge on Union Square, Sunday, July 14, 2013, in New York. (Photo: AP)1 of 15
2. A BART police vehicle is vandalized during a protest after George Zimmerman in Oakland, Calif. (Photo: AP)2 of 15
3. Workers board up windows at Flora restaurant in downtown Oakland, Calif., early Sunday, July 14, 2013, following protests. (Photo: AP)3 of 15
4. Demonstrators march through the Lower East Side neighborhood of Manhattan in New York, Sunday, July 14, 2013. (Photo: AP)4 of 15
5. A window is smashed at a Chase Bank in Oakland, Calif. (Photo: AP)5 of 15
6. Demonstrators converge on Union Square, Sunday, July 14, 2013, in New York, during a protest against the acquittal of neighborhood watch member George Zimmerman. (Photo: AP)6 of 15
7. People gather Sunday, July 14, 2013, in Raleigh, N.C., to protest the acquittal of George Zimmerman. (Photo: AP)7 of 15
8. Protesters make their way down Washington Ave., from Grand Circus Park in Detroit to the Federal Building during a protest against the verdict in the trial of George Zimmerman. (Photo: AP)8 of 15
9. James Brewton, 39, from Brandon, hoists his portrait of Trayvon Martin along with a group of about 175 as they gather at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park in Tampa. (Photo: AP)9 of 15
10. A bag of Skittles candies hangs out of the pocket of Latressa McVey, 35, of Atlanta, during a protest. (Photo: AP)10 of 15
11. Tabatha Holley, 19, of Dawson, Ga., chants as demonstrators march in protest as a police cruiser follows. (Photo: AP)11 of 15
12. Abdul Kebbeh, 6, holds a sign at Westlake Park on Sunday, July 14, 2013 in downtown Seattle. (Photo: AP)12 of 15
13. Demonstrators converge on Union Square, Sunday, July 14, 2013, in New York, during a protest against the acquittal of neighborhood watch member George Zimmerman. (Photo: AP)13 of 15
14. Nichole Mitchell wipes away tears during the sermon at a youth service at the St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church in Sanford, Fla. (Photo: AP)14 of 15
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