So much for an ‘arsenal’ . . .

Radar Online reports with bated breath and ZOMG! hysteria about ‘George Zimmerman’s Deadly Firearms Arsenal‘.

During a domestic incident with his live-in girlfriend Samantha Scheibe, police uncovered a chilling arsenal of weapons and ammunition inside Zimmerman’s home, the full extent of which has never been pictured — until now.

According to police documents and new photos obtained by Radar, Zimmerman was found to be hiding the following deadly weapons inside his Florida home:

  • One Keltec 12-gauge shotgun
  • One Walther .380 handgun with seven rounds of live ammunition in the magazine
  • One Taurus 9 mm handgun with live rounds in the magazine
  • One Glock 19 handgun with 16 live rounds
  • One AR-15 semi-automatic rifle
  • Dozens of rounds of ammunition
  • Several gun holsters and bags

Deputies seized the stash and categorized the items as evidence in a list that rivals the arsenals amassed by Sandy Hook shooter Adam Lanza and Aurora, Colorado, theater assassin James Holmes. Lanza massacred the 20 innocent children and six educators of Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., 14 months ago. Holmes slaughtered 12 and injured 70 theater-goers in Aurora, Colo., on July 20, 2012.

All three mens’ arsenals include a version of their shared top three deadliest guns: the assault rifle, the shotgun and the concealed carrier’s trusted, Glock.

Zimmerman’s two additional guns put him one gun ahead of Holmes and make him even with Lanza (who had five killing machines, counting the .22 rifle he used at his home to kill his mother).

There’s more at the link.

One almost despairs at the PSH on display in this report.  I know a fairly large number of shooters, most of whom would consider such a small collection to bear no resemblance to an ‘arsenal’ whatsoever!  (That’s not an arsenal – these are arsenals!  My collection isn’t nearly as large as any of them, but hey, while there’s life, there’s hope . . . )  As for ‘dozens of rounds of ammunition’, I know more than a few shooters who measure their ammo stash in terms of dozens of thousands of rounds!  They’re all perfectly normal hobbyists, who’ve never used any of their dozens or scores (even hundreds) of weapons for anything except entirely legal pursuits.

One wonders what the Radar journalists would do if they were admitted to some of those arsenals pictured in my other post.  I imagine they’d faint outright, with both of their legs probably having a Chris Matthews-style tingly moment while they were at it . . .



  1. One of those guns belonged to his girlfriend. I don't remember if we ever found out which one.

    If course they don't mention this, it doesn't fit the narrative.

  2. That's hardly enough weaponry for a trip to the range, and not enough ammo to accomplish anything even if you went.

    But take heart- PIers Morgan just got what he's so long deserved.

  3. Peter;
    Every time I see the reporter use of the word 'arsenal' I'm reminded of Jeff Cooper's zeal for precise language. An arsenal is a place where arms are manufactured and maintained, i.e. Springfield Arsenal-Rock Island Arsenal, and an armory is a place where arms are stored, i.e. National Guard Armories.
    I suspect the MSM deems the word 'arsenal' more dramatic-or maybe they don't know any better?
    Jim Kelly

  4. Parklake, I'm going to with "scary sounding" as the motive behind that choice. Armory almost sounds defensive, and we can't let people start thinking like that can we?

  5. Snort. Arsenal my arse. Not even a good trip to the range. I took that many when teaching the son to shoot for the first time when he was 7. if the weight could be easily carried in one hand, it's not an arsenal. A dozen thousand rounds, per gun, is a decent start for a magazine supply.

  6. Dozens of rounds?? Really??

    I just looked in the top drawer of my desk and found more than that loose and 4 loaded 1911 mags.


  7. "Dozens" of rounds?

    A single box of 9mm contains that.

    Some of us have "dozens" of boxes…… in "dozens" of calibers.

    If they are going to full blown PSH over that …. they'd better avoid peeking into my reloading room: small dogs could be drowned in the ensuing ….ummmm… er, ah…product(?) ….


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