ZIMMERMANS VIOLENT BACKGROUND Zimmerman had a violent background, including a charge of felony assault on a police officer and resisting arrest in 2005... George Zimmerman had felony assault on police officer charge in '05 & 2 domestic assaults. George Zimmerman had felony assault on police officer charge in '05 & 2 domestic assaults Why was he allowed to carry a gun? Evidently Zimmermans friend did not know this about his friend. Trayvon did not have a history of violence. Was not carrying a deadly weapon so why did Zimmerman feel his life was threatened by a bag of skittles and an Arizona tea and cell phone? He didnt. He set this all in motion because he was not going to let the A**H*** get away as usually.