Zimmerman Receives Donation from Gun Rights Group

An Ohio gun rights group has sent George Zimmerman more than $12,000.

FILE - George Zimmerman, right, and attorney Don West, stand as the judge enters the courtroom in Seminole circuit court for a pretrial hearing, in Sanford, Fla., in this Saturday, June 8, 2013 file photo. Jury selection begins Monday June 10, 2013 in the second-degree murder trial, which is expected to last about six weeks. Martin's killing drew worldwide attention as it sparked a national debate about race, equal justice under the law and gun control. (AP Photo/Orlando Sentinel, Joe Burbank, Pool)

An Ohio gun rights group has sent George Zimmerman more than $12,000.

Zimmerman was acquitted of second degree murder earlier this month. The Buckeye Firearms Foundation says the money was raised for Zimmerman’s defense or any other expenses he or his family might have.

The organization says one of its main objectives is to defend gun rights around the nation.

Zimmerman admitted to shooting and killing Trayvon Martin in February of 2012, but he says it was self defense.

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