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Gun rights group sends Zimmerman $12K

An OH gun rights group raises more than $12,000 for George Zimmerman. (Source: CNN) An OH gun rights group raises more than $12,000 for George Zimmerman. (Source: CNN)

(CNN) - An Ohio gun rights group has sent George Zimmerman more than $12,000 following his acquittal of second degree murder.

The Buckeye Firearms Foundation said the money was raised for Zimmerman's defense or any other expenses he or his family might have.

The organization said one of its main objectives is to defend gun rights around the nation.

A spokesperson said this is the first time the group has sent Zimmerman money.

Zimmerman admitted shooting and killing teenager Trayvon Martin in February of 2012, but he says he killed martin in self defense.

A Florida jury found him not guilty of second degree murder.

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