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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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46.

Annaalfaro    

He needs to be locked in a cell, but instead he's buying a gun? Rotten in hell Zimmerman

391 days ago
47.

lanie    

Oh another thing -- there has been daily threats on Zimmerman's life.. On twitter when he was acquitted -- there were TONS of threats on his life..

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After the media and baiters inciting people --- some were spewing violent threats... so of course he needs a gun! geesh.

391 days ago
48.

Real45    

I love how white people get online and say anything. I would pay to see some of you F@GS in REAL LIFE

391 days ago
49.

STFU    

Karma is something. God sits high but looks low

391 days ago
50.

tgrfan42069    

And this is interesting ... Kel-Tec manufactures the PF-9 gun -- the pistol Zimmerman used to defend himself against Trayvon Martin who was assaulting him by bashing his head into the concrete.
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there tmz i fixed it for you

391 days ago
51.

Marion    

Dear God!
What do he need with that horrible killing machine for? I tell yah, there is something very strange and dangerous about this man, mark my words. They let a sick racist piece of murderer junk on the street and I think he's looking for trouble to provoke and this time again his next victim(S) is going to be just as innocent and unarmed as TM.

391 days ago
52.

Ozzie X    

I don't usually judge on appearance but the guy looks like a complete and absolute d-bag.

391 days ago
53.

ross    

Gee, I bet he can kill a lot of unarmed kids with that gun.

391 days ago
54.

tamtam    

Wonder who will show up dead next?

391 days ago
55.

me    

Who is the A hole that wanted to be photographed shaking his hand?! smh

391 days ago
56.

tgrfan42069    

fact trayvon referred to zimmerman as a crazy assed cracker.aka a racist remark.fact zimmerman never used any racial slur against trayvon.yet the media is telling the puppets zimmerman was the racist in this event.and the puppets eat it up and run with it

391 days ago
57.

IndyRoadie    

The KSG is a huge piece of crap. Don't do it George!

391 days ago
58.

R    

And his lawyer didn't advise don't pose for any pictures?

391 days ago
59.

GTO    

Kel-Tec manufactures the PF-9 gun -- the pistol Zimmerman used to defend his life against the wanabe thug Trayvon Martin.

391 days ago
60.

Nick    

Wow this ******* needs to focus on paying his legal bills, not dropping 22 hundred dollars on an impractical firearm. Personally I feel that this story is a calculated attempt by George to stay in the news. If I was him I would stay low key, since he has already dodged a bullet in his case. I support the 2nd amendment but it is hard to accept that he still has the right to own a firearm.

391 days ago
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