According to Andy Hallinan’s website, he and Zimmerman teamed up after Zimmerman learned about a lawsuit against Hallinan filed by the Counsel for American/Islamic Relations (CAIR). CAIR filed the lawsuit against Hallinan after he declared his gun shop a “Muslim-free zone,” reports USA Today. CAIR has been designated a terrorist organization by the United Arab Emirates, “placing it in the company of Al Qaeda, Islamic State and others,” writes Fox News. CAIR has been tied to Hamas.
Zimmerman had previously been working on an American flag painting but decided to forgo it and replace it with the Confederate Battle Flag with the words “The 2nd Amendment Protects Our 1st.”
In the above video released on Andy Hallinan’s YouTube channel Florida Gun Supply, to coincide with the release of Zimmerman’s print sale, Zimmerman tells Hallernan, “I was painting the American flag when I heard of you getting sued by CAIR and I decided that I would do for you what the American people did for me. … I didn’t want to see you give up the fight simply for financial reasons. I know you’re up against CAIR and various organizations. … I just wanted to do my part.”
The signed flag painting prints retail on Hallinan’s website for $48.90 cash, or $50 with a credit card. The funds will go to “support their legal funds, living expenses, and advancing their mission to change the country.”