Georga Zimmerman, the man who ambushed and fatally shot Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla. in 2012, is now selling Confederate flag paintings out of a Central Florida gun shop that recently declared itself a “Muslim-free zone.”
Zimmerman, who has said he lives in isolation and constant fear for his life, announced that he is teaming up with another Central Floridian to raise funds for both of their legal bills by selling prints of Zimmerman’s painting of a Confederate flag.
The Florida Gun Supply owner Andy Hallinan is also facing mounting legal debts after he was sued by an American Muslim organization who believes Hallinan is discriminating against them by barring them from buying guns from his store.
Then, the pair announced that they are selling prints of Zimmerman’s Confederate flag painting that includes the inscription, “The 2nd protects our 1st.”
“I was painting the American flag when I heard of you getting sued by CAIR (the Council on American-Islamic Relations), and I decided that I would do for you what the American people did for me,” Zimmerman told Hallinan, in reference to his own fundraising campaign for a legal defense fund. In 2013, Zimmerman was acquitted of second-degree murder charges for the shooting death of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin in suburban Orlando, Fla.
They said most of the proceeds will be split between Zimmerman and Hallinan to use for legal bills and living expenses, while remainder will go to the Boys and Girls Club.
“We’ll see what the media does with this one,” Hallinan said at the end of the video.
His gun shop is facing a federal lawsuit from the Florida chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations after he proclaimed his gun store was becoming a “Muslim-free zone.” He noted then that he “will not arm and train those who wish to do harm to my fellow patriots.” In doing so, Hallinan “singled out Muslims as a group of people that it intends to treat differently,” CAIR’s complaint alleges.
The CAIR chapter has asked the U.S. District Court in Southern Florida for an injunction, which would prohibit Hallinan’s shop from “discriminating against Muslims.” CAIR also asked the judge to restrain the Florida Gun Supply “from instituting any policies or practices that discriminate or segregate people on the basis of religion, along with attorney’s fees and costs.”
In the new Florida video, Hallinan said Zimmerman called “shortly after I published my ‘Muslim-free’ zone video, to support me.” Hallinan added that his “friend” also called to “warn me about how the media was going to portray me.” The two men believe they are fighting on the same side in a battle pitting “patriots” against “evil,” with the winner gaining control over America’s future.
Take a look at the video Hallinan and Zimmerman justifying their stance on the Confederate Flag and discrimination against Muslims.