So not only are Florida officials refusing to arrest George Zimmerman, the man who shot Trayvon Martin, now they’re also refusing to suspend his license to carry a concealed handgun in the State of Florida.
The Florida Civil Rights Association organized a press conference Wednesday calling on the state to review Zimmerman’s concealed-weapons permit and decide whether he should be carrying a license during investigations.
Originally, activists wanted his gun permit yanked but after learning the state didn’t have that power, they amended their request.
They called for officials to restore public trust by reviewing Zimmerman’s concealed-weapons permit, instead.
“We believe that the general population is in peril and in danger with Mr. Zimmerman, [who has] already shown himself to be irrational and irresponsible, and has forfeited his rights to legally possess and carry firearms,” said Pastor Wesley Leonard of the Southside Church of Christ in Orlando.
The state contends it does not have that authority to revoke a permit unless an individual has been convicted of a felony, according to a spokesperson with the Division of Licensing and its parent agency, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.
A grand jury is scheduled to review the fatal shooting on April 10.