On Thursday a trimmed-down George Zimmerman went shopping for a “tactical shotgun” in Cocoa, Florida, touring a factory that makes the weapons and posing for photos with employees. According to TMZ, the former Neighborhood Watch captain was inquiring about the legality of purchasing one of the weapons for himself.
A Kel-Tec tactical shotgun holds 12 rounds of 12 gauge shotgun shells. The weapons are typically used in home defense.
Kel-Tec also manufactures the PF-9 handgun, which was the weapon Zimmerman used to shoot and kill unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin in February of 2012.
Zimmerman was carrying a firearm when he was pulled over for speeding in Texas in July, weeks after he was acquitted of murder in the Martin case.
When the officer asked where Zimmerman was headed in such a hurry, he replied, “Nowhere in particular.”
Watch Kel-Tec’s PR video about the tactical shotgun, embedded below via YouTube:
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