A Florida gun shop owner has banned Muslim customers from his store.
Andy Hallinan declared Florida Gun Supply in Inverness a “Muslim-free zone” Saturday in response to a Kuwait-born gunman’s shooting rampage in Chattanooga that killed four Marines and a sailor.
Hallinan announced his shop’s new policy as he sat against a Confederate flag back drop. The video, posted to the store’s Facebook account, racked up more than 35,000 views by Tuesday morning.
“I have a moral and legal responsibility to ensure the safety of all patriots in my community, and so effective immediately, I’m declaring Florida Gun Supply as a Muslim-free zone,” he said in the Saturday video. “I will not arm and train those who wish to do harm to my fellow patriots.”
It’s facepalm time. This guy needs to take off his tin foil hat and put on his thinking cap. Not only is this ban illegal (religion is a protected class), but how would he implement it in the first place? Would he make customers sign an affidavit that says, “I am not a Muslim”?