BREAKING: George Zimmerman Questioned by Police After Allegedly Threatening His Wife With Gun
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Update: Updated media reports say that neither Zimmerman’s wife, nor her father will press charges. Zimmerman will not face any charges over the incident. No gun was found in connection with the incident by police.
According to a Washington Times report, George Zimmerman was taken into custody for investigative purposes after his estranged wife called the police on him earlier today.
The incident took place at the home of Zimmerman’s wife’s parents and allegedly involved Zimmerman, his wife and her father.
According to the report,
“He’s in his car and he continually has his hand on his gun and he keeps saying ‘step closer’ and he’s just threatening all of us,” Mrs. Zimmerman said in the 911 call, adding that George was “trying to shut the garage door” on her, the report said.
“He punched my dad in the nose my dad has a mark on the nose. I saw his glasses were on the floor,” she reportedly said in the call. “He then accosted my father then took my iPad out of my hands.”
If convicted of a domestic violence crime, even a misdemeanor, Zimmerman could lose his gun rights under the Lautenberg Amendment.
According to the federal law, those convicted of a domestic violence crime are from then on banned from access to firearms and ammunition.
A conviction is further defined in the law as the following (via Wikipedia):
(i) A person shall not be considered to have been convicted of such an offense for purposes of this chapter, unless—
(I) the person was represented by counsel in the case, or knowingly and intelligently waived the right to counsel in the case; and
(II) in the case of a prosecution for an offense described in this paragraph for which a person was entitled to a jury trial in the jurisdiction in which the case was tried, either
(aa) the case was tried by a jury, or
(bb) the person knowingly and intelligently waived the right to have the case tried by a jury, by guilty plea or otherwise.
(ii) A person shall not be considered to have been convicted of such an offense for purposes of this chapter if the conviction has been expunged or set aside, or is an offense for which the person has been pardoned or has had civil rights restored (if the law of the applicable jurisdiction provides for the loss of civil rights under such an offense) unless the pardon, expungement, or restoration of civil rights expressly provides that the person may not ship, transport, possess, or receive firearms.
Zimmerman has not been keeping a very low profile since his acquittal in the 2012 self defense shooting of Trayvon Martin.
Zimmerman made headlines last month after he visited and toured the factory of Kel Tec, the maker of the PF9 handgun which Zimmerman used in self defense to kill Martin.