Zimmerman makes appearance at Orlando gun show

George Zimmerman shows up for meet and greet

Author: Lisa McDonald, Assignment Editor, lmcdonald@wkmg.com
Published On: Mar 09 2014 09:36:58 AM EDT   Updated On: Mar 08 2014 06:40:00 PM EST
Zimmerman at gun show
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. -

The Arms Room, who booked George Zimmerman to make a guest appearance held a gun show Saturday after their location in East Orange County.

Zimmerman was scheduled to appear in another location, but due to controversy, the show was moved to the gun shop.

Zimmerman was at the shop Saturday morning meeting and greeting people who showed up.

Zimmerman is no stranger to controversy. The 30-year-old sparked a heated nationwide discussion about race as well as a debate over Florida's "stand your ground" law after he shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in 2012. Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch captain at the time, had a confrontation with the unarmed African-American teen after calling police to report a suspicious person. He later told police he shot Martin in self-defense.

In a much publicized trial last year, a six-person jury acquitted Zimmerman of second-degree murder and manslaughter charges in Martin's death.