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George Zimmerman's Confederate Flag Painting to Raise Funds for Gun Shop

George Zimmerman's Confederate Flag Painting to Raise Funds for Gun Shop
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By    |   Tuesday, 18 August 2015 12:43 PM

George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watchman acquitted of murdering Trayvon Martin, has teamed up with the owner of a Florida gun shop to sell prints of his new Confederate flag painting.

According to Time magazine, Florida Gun Supply owner Andy Hallinan said in a July YouTube video that his store is a "Muslim-free zone" and that he "will not arm and train those who wish to do harm to my fellow patriots." In response, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) sued for discrimination.

In order to help Hallinan with his legal defense, Zimmerman is now selling $50 prints of his newest painting. Each buyer also has a chance to win the original painting, which could be worth around $100,000 based on the sales of his blue American flag painting, which sold for that amount on eBay in 2013.

"George started painting an American Flag on this canvas, but heard about Andy getting sued by CAIR while he was working on the painting," reads a description from the gun store website. "George decided to scrap the original American Flag painting and repaint it with a Confederate [Battle] Flag."

On Monday, Florida Gun Supply released a mini-documentary of Zimmerman on YouTube.

"I didn't want to see you give up the fight simply for financial reasons," Zimmerman says to Hallinan in the video. "I know that you're up against CAIR, and various organizations. CAIR is suing you. They have endless resources. They have tons of money. I just wanted to do my part."

The painting is inscribed with Zimmerman's signature on the bottom, and the flag features the phrase "The 2nd Protects Our 1st," presumably referring to the Second and First Amendments.



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