George Zimmerman interviewed at Orlando gun shop

George Zimmerman is still concerned with his safety since his internationally publicized acquittal on second-degree murder charges after the 2012 shooting of Trayvon Martin, he told WOFL-TV/FOX 35 on Saturday.

FOX 35 News Orlando

Zimmerman spoke to the news station during a controversial appearance at an Orlando gun shop. In the interview, Zimmerman said he is armed and usually wears a bullet proof vest as protection. He said he doesn't understand why people are still angry at him for the deadly shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon.

"No I don't (understand why people still get angry), but I'm willing to talk to everyone and try and answer their concerns or questions, and help them realize there's no need to be angry," he said.

Zimmerman has appeared in the news several times since his acquittal. In the interview, he discussed his since-canceled celebrity boxing match, his paintings including one of the America flag that sold for $100,000 online and another of State Attorney Angela Corey, and his appreciation for his supporters.

He did not talk about his recent traffic stops, or his domestic violence cases.

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