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George Zimmerman

Shops For Tactical Shotgun

8/22/2013 5:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0822-george-zimmerman-Kel-Tec-tmzGeorge Zimmerman was on the hunt today -- for a shotgun ... TMZ has learned.

Zimmerman went to Kel-Tec in Cocoa, Florida ... a gun manufacturing company.  We're told he was asking questions about the legality of buying a shotgun -- specifically, the Kel-Tec KSG.

The gun in question is a tactical shotgun, often used for home defense.  It holds 12 rounds of 12 gauge shells.

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And this is interesting ... Kel-Tec manufactures the PF-9 gun -- the pistol Zimmerman used to kill Trayvon Martin.

We're told the owner's son took Zimmerman on a tour of the grounds, including the area where the firearms are assembled.   The photo of Zimmerman and an employee (above) was taken inside the assembly plant.

It's unclear if he actually bought the shotgun while he was there.



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5:40 PM PT -- We were initially told that Zimmerman's attorney Mark O'Mara was with him at Kel-Tec, but O'Mara tells us that's not true ... he was in court all day today.

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Jason1911    

HOLY CRAP!!! A non-prohibited person was looking to buy a shotgun legally for home defense and sport! How is this even news.

322 days ago
137.

maara x kloun    

does it shoot SKITTLES?

322 days ago
138.

MrR    

You could poke an eye out with that thing.

322 days ago
139.

solari    

I care dumba** I don't want anyone in my family or myself coming across this mudering piece of s**t may the next one to cross his path be you or one of your loved ones...yea, put ANOTHER gun in his murdering hands after all he got away with murder once before..he can do it again..can't wait to get out of this f**ktard state and away from you f**ktard GZ supporters!

322 days ago
140.

Jason1911    

WOW!!! A non-prohibited, law abiding citizen is purchasing a legal firearm!!! Glad this makes the news...SMH.

322 days ago
141.

Anon    

Why does TMZ invite cheap sensationalism by noting this was the same gun manufacturer as that used to kill Trayvon? Why in the world would this matter? For those Liberals on TMZs staff.........George was found innocent and not a racist. Move on....

322 days ago
142.

I DON'T GIVE A F    

Perfect choice of gun for this douche.... Hope it blows up in his face.

322 days ago
143.

Phishie from Philly    

IT'S HIS GOD DAMN CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT TOO!!!!! JUST LIKE IT WAS TO DEFEND HIMSELF. PRESIDENT OBAMA SHOULD BE IMPEACHED FOR WHAT HE SAID ABOUT ZIMMERMAN. THAT WAS UNAMERICAN. THE KID WAS A THIEF AND LIVED THE THUG LIFE. HE ROBBED BEFORE. WHY DIDN'T OBAMA AND ALL THE OTHER BLACK HIGH POWERFUL PEOPLE TALK ABOUT THE WRONG TRAY DID. INSTEAD YOU GO AFTER A MAN WHO WAS DEFENDING HIMSELF. IT MAKES ME SICK THAT JUST BECAUSE HIGH PROFILE BLACK FIGURES CAN CRY RACIST, A MAN LEAGALLY CLEARED OF WRONG DOING CAN BE OVER TURNED ONLY TO BE FOUND INNOCENT OF HIS PEERS. THIS A BIG WASTE OF TAX PAYERS MONEY. HERE'S AN IDEA. WHY DON'T YOU HAVE A MILLION MAN MARCH IN PROTEST OF YOUNG BLACK MEN TO LIVE A LAW ABIDING LIFE. OF COURSE THEY WON'T. IT'S EASIER TO SAY RACIST THEN IT IS TO FIX THE PROBLEM. DID ZIMMERMAN HAVE SELF DEFENSE WOUNDS, YES!!! WAS TRAY STEELING. GOD DAMN STRAIGHT HE WAS. IT'S HORRIBLE THAT TRAY WAS KILLED. HE WAS TOO YOUNG. WITH THAT BEING SAID I BLAM TRAYS MOM, FAMILY, AND SCHOOL FOR NOT HELPING THIS TROUBLED TEEN. THAT'S THE REAL PROBLEM. IF TRAY WAS PLAYING WITH HIS FRIENDS OR HELPING HIS FAMILY WITH HOUSEHOULD CHORES, TRAY WOULD STILL BE ALIVE. AMERICA STOP IGNORING THE REAL PROBLEM AND STOP TAKING THE EASY WAY OUT.
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PHISHIE FROM PHILLY USA

322 days ago
144.

angelacoolsmile    

I am glad that he is keeping himself protected. Especially from all the hypocritical butt-heads who find it necessary to threaten his life, and the life of his family. I am glad he is doing it. However I do believe that if TMZ can keep track of what George is doing, that maybe it's time to find someone who is tech savvy to make sure they don't hack is phone. Because I am sure that TMZ doesn't want a lawsuit from this lol

322 days ago
145.

Alex    

Good on ya George got to protect yourself from all those idiots out there that are oblivious to the fact you defended yourself against a thug hopped up on cough syrup drinks.

322 days ago
146.

DJS    

Too bad Christopher Lane did have one of these.

322 days ago
147.

GTO    

Not bad, but I would go for the UTS 15

Ilove things that go bang or boom

322 days ago
148.

maara x kloun    

does it shoot skittles&weed? rent a cop?

322 days ago
149.

TMS    

Who cares?!? He has the right to own a gun. Plus, given all the whack-jobs out there who have been threatening to kill him ever since he was found not guilty, can you blame him for exercising his 2nd Amendment right?

322 days ago
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maara x kloun    

he could stick a tank tup his blut and he still an`t nothin but a rent a cop want to be

322 days ago
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