ORLANDO, Fla. - George Zimmerman was shaking hands, smiling and signing autographs at a central Florida gun show Saturday.
Zimmerman greeted people and autographed photos of him posing with his dog. He appeared at a scaled-down version of the New Orlando Gun Show at the Arms Room store on East Colonial Drive.
The show was originally set to be held at the Majestic on John Young Parkway, but organizers said the venue canceled late Thursday after getting negative feedback about Zimmerman’s planned appearance.
“They told us they canceled for community pressure,” said Mike Piwowarski, a show organizer. “They were getting phone calls and backlash, and didn’t want that kind of person there.”
Piwowarski said he was angry the Majestic canceled the event and he plans to sue for an estimated $300,000 in lost gun sales.
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TheGrio.com reached out to Majestic Event Center for comment. A rep for the facility declined to comment on anything related to George Zimmerman.