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 . . .