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Piers Morgan vs. Man Raising Money To Buy Zimmerman A Gun

CNN's Piers Morgan went head-to-head with Ken Hanson, a man who has helped raise $12,000 for George Zimmerman to buy a new gun. Morgan asked him if he "would sleep soundly" if Zimmerman killed again.

MORGAN: Right, but what if he does it again? What if Trayvon Martin's older brother is walking in the same area in a few month's time, George Zimmerman happens to be passing, finds him suspicious again, as he did Trayvon, decides to engage him in the street, and decides to shoot him as well? Where does that leave you if you're the one that supplied the gun?

HANSON: Well, if we're the ones that supplied the gun -- and again remember, we provided money, not a gun. But if someone is on top of Mr. Zimmerman, again, repeatedly bashing his head into the concrete, and he acts in self-defense, that's incredible bad luck that he found himself in that situation twice. But we'll sleep soundly.

MORGAN: You will sleep soundly if he did that again?

HANSON: If he's acting legally in self-defense again, absolutely.

PAGE: And at what point does he have to take responsibility for not pursuing, some would say stalking unarmed teenagers who are walking home?

HANSON: Well, again, two different levels of government review have found no fault with Mr. Zimmerman's actions. At a certain point...


MORGAN: I'm asking you -- I'm asking you if you -- I'm asking you if you do, if you think at any point he has any responsibility for his own actions. In other words, if you're going to arm this guy again, give him a gun that he's recently used a gun to shoot an unarmed teenager, if you're going to arm him again, and that's what you've actively done, he raised $12,000 into a group to deliberately arm him, as you say, with guns, with ammunitions, security and so on, that's fine.

But what if he then does it again?

HANSON: Well, I mean, we can go through all the hypotheticals that you'd like to go through. But what it comes down to is that he's gone through a government review again in the second hypothetical situation that you're raising, then he acted within the law.

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