The U.S. Department of Justice, overseen by Attorney General Eric Holder, has ordered the Sanford, Florida police department to keep possession of all the evidence from George Zimmerman's second-degree murder trial - including the exonerated neighborhood watch volunteer's gun. Sanford police confirmed on Thursday that the DOJ asked the agency not to return any pieces of evidence to their owners. Zimmerman was expected to get his firearm back by month's end. The development is a sign that the criminal section of the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division is seriously investigating Zimmerman to determine if federal civil rights charges should be filed.-Justice Department places 'hold' on Trayvon Martin trial evidence, including George Zimmerman's gun - which Florida law says must be returned to him @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on FacebookZimmerman (and his family) has received numerous death threats from pond scum masquerading as human beings, so he needs his gun more than ever now.
George Zimmerman is about to get his gun back, and defense attorney Mark O'Mara says he has "even more reason" to carry it now that many are angry over his acquittal. Zimmerman's Kel Tec 9 pistol will be returned to him, pending a decision about his concealed weapons permit. "Even more reason now, isn't there?" O'Mara said, when asked by ABC News if ZImmerman was intending to rearm himself now that he is a free man. "There are a lot of people out there who actually hate him, though they shouldn't." O'Mara maintained that the presence of the gun did not escalate the situation between Zimmerman and Martin, but saved the former's life. "I think that he feels truly in his heart that if he did not have that weapon that night he might not be here," O'Mara said. "[He] would have continued to get beat even though he was screaming for help."-http://youtu.be/UgRUkyfiRYIvideo via: Guns.com