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George Zimmerman Is Selling Confederate Flag Paintings To Help The 'Muslim-Free Zone' Gun Shop — And He's Making WAY Too Much Money!

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This is so crazy!

George Zimmerman, best known for killing Trayvon Martin but also for being arrested in a violent domestic dispute, being involved in a road rage incident, threatening his father in law with a gun, and aiming a shotgun at his girlfriend is making headlines again — and again, it's for all the wrong reasons!

[ Related: Celebs React To Zimmerman's Latest Shooting! ]

Zimmerman is selling paintings of the Confederate flag (because of course he is, right?!) and teaming up with a man named Andy Hallinan and his company Florida Gun Supply.

Zimmerman is selling Confederate flag prints like the one pictured (above) to help pay for Hallinan's legal defense fund, after the gun store owner

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Tom Petty Regrets Using The Confederate Flag In His Past, Calls Out Kid Rock For His Insistence On Still Using It!

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Now here's a voice of reason!

Music legend Tom Petty regrets using the Confederate flag at concerts and performances in his past, apologizing for doing so in a new and very honest article, out today.

With the Confederate flag coming down in South Carolina, it's a hot topic of conversation around the country, and the public — and celebrities — have been weighing in on it all week.

[ Related: TV Land Drops Dukes Of Hazzard From Their Schedule Amidst Confederate Flag Controversy! ]

Petty writes in Rolling Stone about his concern over the meaning behind the flag:

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Kid Rock Responds To Protesters Who Want Him To Stop Using The Confederate Flag — 'Kiss My Ass'

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Kid Rock fires back at protesters.

This week, protesters gathered at the Detroit Historical Museum to ask Kid Rock to stop flying the Confederate flag during his shows.

The call to action comes hot on the heels of last month's tragic massacre in Charleston, South Carolina, which was sadly motivated by racism.

[ Related: South Carolina Officially Bans The Confederate Flag! ]

But he has a message for all the people criticizing him. He's just not going to deliver it himself.

Instead, he enlisted the help of FOX correspondent Megyn Kelly.

The TV personality shared his statement on the air, but she had to tweak it a little to make it family-friendly. She relayed:

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South Carolina's Senate Takes A Step Towards Banning The Confederate Flag At The Capitol!

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South Carolina senate votes to remove the Confederate flag.

South Carolina's state senate made a big move on Monday, getting one step closer to banning the Confederate flag from their Capitol.

In a landslide decision, the senate voted 37-3 to take it down. But, the fight isn't over quite yet.

[ Video: This Woman Climbs A Flag Pole To Take Down A Confederate Flag! ]

Before the flag can officially be lowered, the Senate has to vote one more time, and then the bill has to go to the South Carolina House.

The proposal to remove the it came as a result of last month's devastating shooting at Charleston's Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, where nine black people were shot to death because of racist beliefs.

South Carolina governor Nikki Haley is thrilled that the Senate stepped up to bring down the banner, saying in a statement:

"The South Carolina Senate today rose to this historic occasion, with a large majority of members from both parties coming together in the spirit of unity and healing that is binding our state back together and moving us forward in the right direction."

But even with the governor backing the decision, there's a possibility the House might not vote the same way as the Senate.

So, Nikki pleaded with her state's other political institution to follow suit:

"I applaud the Senate's decisive action, look forward to the Senate giving the bill third reading in the morning, and ask that the House act swiftly and follow the Senate's lead."

The Senate won't be convening again until Tuesday, but we really hope all the necessary votes go through to make this change happen!

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Gutsy! Watch A South Carolina Woman Climb A Flag Pole To Take Down The Confederate Flag!

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Now this is civil disobedience!

Brittany Newsome and James Tyson are facing criminal charges after they removed the Confederate flag from the statehouse grounds Saturday morning in Columbia, South Carolina – and video of their activism has been posted online!

[ Video: President Obama's Incredible Eulogy For Charleston Victims ]

Newsome — the climber — and her accomplice Tyson, both 30-years-old, are being charged with defacing a monument, which is a misdemeanor in South Carolina. The flag was replaced within an hour.

In the video, Newsome very calmly talks with officers as she repels down the flag pole, and is taken into custody with no struggle, having pulled the symbol of racism and hate off its perch to send a message.

In a separate written statement, Newsome explained:

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DOE Investigates Arizona High School's "Redneck Day" Tribute To Duck Dynasty!

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The folks at Queen Creek High School in Arizona are apparently HUGE fans of Duck Dynasty and decided to pay tribute to their favorite show by having their own "Redneck Day!"

Not surprisingly, more than a few people were offended!

What started as an innocent shout-out has now become a federal investigation as the Department of Education is looking into whether or not the holiday created a "racially hostile environment."

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Kid Rock Causes NAACP Drama!

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Looks like Kid Rock has caused some turmoil within NAACP.

Supporters of the group are planning to boycott their "Detroit arm's annual fundraiser" because they'll be honoring Kid Rock, who "doesn't mesh with the civil rights group's goals."

Many NAACP supporters have issues with Kid Rock because of his use of the Confederate flag during concerts, and as a result, they'll be sitting out from the fundraiser, where Kid will receive the "Detroit branch's Great Expectations Award."

Here's what head of Detroiters for Progress Adolph Mongo had to say about the misuse of the confederate flag:

"It's a slap in the face for anyone who fought for civil rights in this country. It's a symbol of hatred and bigotry."

And here's what NAACP officials had to say in Kid Rock's defense:

"Kid Rock…has consistently lifted up the Great Expectations of many persons…concerning the future of the city."

Do U think Kid Rock deserves the honor? Or do U also take issue with his usage of the Confederate flag during concerts?

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