Adding fuel to a an already hot case, George Zimmerman’s defense attorney, Mark O’Mara, will attend a “Protecting the Right to Protect” convention, where he will speak to hundreds of gun-rights activists about self-protection at their national convention in Orlando this weekend.
As reported by the Orlando Sentinel:
O’Mara will address the crowd about his client’s use of deadly force and the international attention that followed the Feb. 26 shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford.
The three-day Gun Rights Policy Conference features more than 70 panelists and speakers on topics ranging from “The Most Dangerous Election of Our Lifetime” to stand-your-ground laws across the U.S. and “Growing the Gun-Owner Base in the Popular Culture War.”
The Sunshine State is receptive ground for the constitutional right to keep and bear arms.
Floridians hold more permits to carry concealed weapons than the residents of any other state. The most recent data show that as of August, Florida had 971,263 concealed-weapon-permit holders.
Is this really something O’Mara should be doing, considering his client is facing a second-degree murder charge for shooting and killing an unarmed teen?