Guest editorial…Keep Zimmerman away from guns

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George Zimmerman, the former neighborhood watch volunteer who was acquitted in the fatal shooting of unarmed African-American teen Trayvon Martin earlier this year, is once again a free man after arrest on criminal charges.

Zimmerman was released from jail last Tuesday pending arraignment on the latest charges against him: Aggravated assault, battery and criminal mischief.


Zimmerman was released on the condition that he wear an electronic monitor, keep his distance from guns and stay from the girlfriend who accused him of trying to choke her and then a week later pointing a shotgun at her.

Judge Frederic Schott ordered Zimmerman to stay away from girlfriend Samantha Scheibe’s house, wear a monitoring device and refrain from contact with her.

Based on Zimmerman’s past and allegations made by Scheibe, the judge was right to forbid him from possessing guns or ammunition or traveling outside Florida.

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