• George Zimmerman tours Kel-Tec plant in Cocoa, poses for picture


    ORLANDO, Fla. - George Zimmerman may be shopping for a shotgun, WFTV found out Friday.

    A picture was posted Thursday night on TMZ's website showing Zimmerman posing with a worker at the Kel-Tec gun manufacturing company in Cocoa.

    Zimmerman reportedly took a tour of the facility and asked about buying a Kel-Tec GSC shotgun.

    Early this week, Zimmerman's attorney, Mark O'Mara, said Zimmerman has been concerned for his safety since a jury found him not guilty of murder charges for killing 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.

    Kel-Tec was the maker of the gun Zimmerman used to kill Martin in February 2012.

    Zimmerman went into hiding after he was cleared in the trial, and has been spotted only a handful of times since.

    Zimmerman first made the news after his acquittal when he helped rescue a family from their burning car on Interstate 4, not far from where he shot and killed Martin.

    Earlier this month, Zimmerman was stopped for speeding in a small Texas town. Channel 9 learned the officer who stopped him also snapped a quick photo with his cellphone.

    "His life is never going to be the same," said WFTV legal analyst Bill Sheaffer. "There are people out there who believe he got away with murder and every time he makes an appearance, it's going to bring up those ill feelings."

    Sheaffer said he doesn't believe Zimmerman is seeking the spotlight.

    Protests have popped up all around the country since the not guilty verdict, calling for changes to "stand your ground" laws in dozens of states, including Florida.

    A video ad was posted online earlier this week telling voters to ask legislators to amend the law.

    O'Mara said it's just one more example of why Zimmerman may be in fear.

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