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Exclusive–George Zimmerman: Why Hillary Clinton’s post-Las Vegas comments are ‘dangerous’

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The former Sanford, Florida neighborhood watch volunteer, who was found not guilty in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, told Big League Politics Hillary R. Clinton’s suggestion that Capitol Hill Republicans were partners in Sunday’s spree-shooting in Las Vegas was a disgrace.

“Frankly, I am just disgusted that Hillary Clinton made the comments that she did without out knowing anything—and that is the most dangerous thing that anyone in politics can do at this point,” said George Zimmerman, who was a neighborhood watch volunteer the Feb. 26, 2012 evening Martin jumped him and struggled for his gun.

Under pressure from the public and the media, police charged Zimmerman with murder, weeks after police initially declined to charge him.

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Zimmerman said Clinton should have shown restraint given the emotions that are unleashed after a shooting tragedy.

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“Politicizing this, we already know it is going to get turned into a firearms issue, which we already know is polarizing and is extremely dangerous,” he said.

Clinton made her comments in a long-form interview with the Center for American Progress “Thinking CAP” podcast.

Podcast co-host Igor Volsky asked the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee if Capitol Hill Republicans and the National Rifle Association were complicit in what he called an epidemic of gun violence.

“Of course, they are,” she said.

“I obviously feel strongly about this and what we saw happen in Las Vegas was just another horrible example of, you know, people with too many guns and too few restraints being able to now kill,” she said. “I just find it terrible and sickening.”

“One of the first things that Trump did when he became president was to undo the regulation from the Obama era so, you know, mental health records no longer prevent you from buying a gun,” she said.

“In fact, being blind does not any longer prevent you from buying a gun. I mean, this is beyond absurd; this is evil,” she said. “This is nothing but pure, unadulterated greed motivated by people who want to sell as many guns as they can.”

Zimmerman said he had one question for Clinton: “Can she unequivocally say that the Las Vegas murderer did not use any rifles from Eric Holder’s Fast and Furious deal?”

Taking up another one of Clinton’s points, he asked: “Why is she going out and making comments about silencers or suppressors, when nothing is known?”

All of it had a familiar ring, he said.

“That is what they do,” Zimmerman said.

“They make sound bites for the media that they think will resonate or they think will get continuous play just for publicity,” he said.

“Leaders, in whatever capacity they fulfill, should know that they should wait for law enforcement to fully research the situation before they go on a Twitter tangent,” he said.

The 34-year-old said his trial ordeal was one large lesson in not rushing to judgment, when not only was the media overwhelmingly against him, he also had to overcome the fallout from NBC News’ deliberate editing of the audio file from his call to the police in order to incriminate him.

ABC News also put forward a false narrative of the events of Feb. 26, 2012 with an animated recreation, he said. “The worst part is they knew what they were doing—they did it maliciously.”
Zimmerman said the media tainted the jury pool before there was even a jury or any trial.

“They did the American people a disservice, it did me a tremendous disservice and they created hundreds of hours of work for my attorneys, who should have been focusing on my defense.”

More than five years after Martin attacked him and was killed during his struggle for Zimmerman’s handgun, the man, who wanted to be a police officer and earned a criminal justice degree, has
found his way in the world.

George Zimmerman (Photo courtesy of Peter Duke)

Zimmerman still lives in Florida and he spends his time working a documentary and book, both called “Sheepdog Nation,” based on his experiences.

“My executive producer’s vision is simply to help the people, the masses, realize how misled and manipulated they were by the media,” he said.

People will be surprised to hear the true behind-the-scenes account, where he exposes the malpractice of justice by police, prosecutors and Florida Republican Gov. Rick Scott, in addition to the misdeeds of the reporters covering his case.

The book and film are expected to debut early next year, he said.

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Black Rifle Coffee Does Not Support Second Amendment Hero Kyle Rittenhouse

At this Time, Conservatives Cannot Afford to be Timid

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Black Rifle Coffee, a coffee company based in Salt Lake City, is not defending 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse.

The company said that it was against a tweet that Blaze Media reporter, Elijah Schaeffer,  posted that featured Rittenhouse wearing a Black Rifle Coffee Company shirt captioned “Kyle Rittenhouse drinks the best coffee in America.” Rittenhouse was released on November 20, 2020 after supporters were able to raise $2 million for his bail. 

In the tweet, Schaeffer posted a discount code for the coffee. Sara Tabin of The Salt Lake Tribune noted that online Twitter users “questioned whether the coffee company had a sponsorship deal with Rittenhouse and accused it of supporting murder and hate.”

This prompted Black Rifle Coffee, the sponsor of the Slightly Offens*ve podcast, to release a statement on November 21 declaring that it is not sponsoring or supporting Rittenhouse.

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Initially, there was a misunderstanding about the company withdrawing its sponsorship of Slightly Offens*ve. However, a spokesperson for the company told the Salt Lake Tribune on November 21 that “We are not fluctuating our ad spend.” The coffee spokesperson added “We did have a conversation with Schaffer, and he understands that the post was a mistake.”

She stressed, “We don’t traffic in national tragedy and to us, that’s what this is. We are not legal experts or members of law enforcement. We fully support all law enforcement officials and believe in the integrity of the legal system.”

The spokesperson reiterated that the company will maintain its sponsorship of Blaze Media. She explained: “Our concern is that use of the discount code in the post did not reflect our values. That’s a concern we’ve addressed with the journalist and that he understands.”

Blaze employees “make decisions about how to allocate ad dollars within the Blaze,” she remarked. Although the spokesperson did not go into further detail about the company’s status as a podcast sponsor, it noted that the coffee company and the Blaze are in talks about “how to move forward with the allocation of ad dollars.”

Black Rifle Coffee positions itself as a pro-Second Amendment, conservative company that was founded by veterans. Black Rifle Coffee co-founder Evan Hafer released a statement on November 21 declaring that “We do not support legal advocacy efforts. We do not sponsor nor do we have a relationship with the 17-year-old facing charges in Kenosha, WI.”

At the moment, Rittenhouse is facing two counts of first-degree murder for shooting and killing Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber during a Black Lives Matter riot back in August. In addition, he’s being charged with one count of being a minor in possession of a firearm. During the riots, Rittenhouse was attacked by Rosenbaum. Rittenhouse was carrying an AR-style rifle as he was walking down the street to protect private property from looters.

It is disappointing to see supposedly pro-Second Amendment businesses fold to the mob. Although the Left is very effective at mass politics and causing certain businesses to get cancelled, some businesses will have to take a stand. Submission to these radicals only encourages them to become bolder in their attacks. 

Can Americans actually grow a spine for once?

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