After the New Black Panther Party put a price on George Zimmerman’s head, he decided that he wasn’t going to take any assassination attempts lying down.
Having not been accused of any
politically-motivated crimes at the time and still in possession of a valid Florida CCH permit, Zimmerman equipped himself with a FN Five-seveN, a decent choice of weapon for some that faced the possibility of a lynching if caught by the racist mob.
The Five-seveN is reasonably light, concealable with the right clothing, has minimal recoil, and comes with 3-20 magazines. When he turned himself in after a warrant was sworn out for his arrest, Zimmerman came in from hiding with the Five-seveN, the three 20-round magazines loaded, and one in chamber, all of which was turned over to the police department as he was processed.
Zimmerman wasn’t a very good shot (according to his shooting buddy who was interviewed by the FBI), but the 61 rounds he was carrying would have thinned out any racist Panthers-inspired lynch mob in short order. All in all, not a bad choice of handgun for someone expecting a riot.