George Zimmerman Was the "Guest of Honor" at a Florida Gun Show
The organizers of an Orlando, Fla. gun show had to find a new venue due to the controversy around their guest of honor, firearms aficionado George Zimmerman—best known for fatally shooting unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin in 2012.
The original site of the event, The Majestic, backed out due to "community pressure," New Orlando Gun Show organizer Mike Piwowarski told local reporters.
But the show went on over the weekend, relocated to the Arms Room gun shop. Zimmerman reportedly sat for 6 hours and signed about 20 autographs.
No protestors or "ass clowns" crashed Zimmerman's appearance, according to the Arms Room.
"He seemed nervous and actually a little scared to be there. He also appeared emotional, like he was really thankful and touched that people would come out to see him," an attendee told the New York Daily News.
Zimmerman has doubled down on carrying firearms since being acquitted in the Trayvon Martin shooting. In November 2013, police found 5 guns—including an "AR-15 type rifle"—and 127 rounds of ammunition when they arrested him for allegedly pointing a gun at girlfriend Samantha Scheibe.
Scheibe appeared alongside Zimmerman at the gun show.