Chicago-based author Brad Thor has written a number of thrillers which I’ve read. He was interviewed about his most recent book Hidden Order on a ABC-7 Chicago’s morning show Windy City Live. They also wanted to interview him because of tweets he had made the day before offering to buy George Zimmerman a new firearm. Thor was furious that the Department of Justice had impounded Zimmerman’s Kel-Tec PF-9.
As recounted in The Blaze, Thor had some testy exchanges with the interviewers who were somewhat aghast that he’d offer to buy Zimmerman a new gun.
A show panelist asked whether “it’s really a good idea to give George Zimmerman a gun back?”
“He’s not guilty!” Thor said. “And as a matter of fact don’t you think he needs a gun now more than ever with all the death threats against him?”
Co-host Val Warner questioned why Zimmerman would “even risk going through the same thing again” if he had another gun.
“That’s his decision, Val, it’s not for us to decide if we’re going to curtail his liberty or not, that is his Second Amendment right to possess a firearm, defend himself, defend his family, and it is not up to you, it’s not up to me, to decide what’s right for George Zimmerman. He’s an American citizen, he gets to decide what’s right for him,” Thor said.
Warner said it could be Zimmerman’s decision “after everything is over.”
“When’s it over? How much more does he have to go through?” Thor said. “There’s not a shred of evidence that he is a racist and yet the Department of Justice is freezing
I know from past interviews that Thor is a gun guy. More importantly, I like his willingness to stand up for what is right. I’ll definitely keep buying his books.