Florida ‘Muslim-free’ gun shop owner wins discrimination suit

A federal discrimination lawsuit filed by a Muslim activist group against a Florida gun retailer owner who declared his shop a “Muslim-Free Zone” has been dismissed. U.S. District Judge Beth Bloom ruled that Florida Gun Supply owner Andy Hallinan’s sign was protected by the First Amendment, and the activists couldn’t prove they were injured by the action, a local NBC affiliate reported. The plaintiff, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) Florida, has 30 days to appeal the decision. Mr. Hallinan made headlines earlier this year when he declared his Inverness store a “Muslim-free zone” in the wake of the shooting of four servicemen outside a recruiting office in Chattanooga, Tennessee, by an Islamic extremist. CAIR announced the lawsuit against the gun store in July, saying the Muslim-free zone amounted to religious discrimination, violating the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The suit had demanded an injunction against Florida Gun Supply to prohibit it from discriminating against Muslims and others on the basis of religion. “American Muslims have a right to browse and purchase guns, take classes on gun safety and shoot guns at a range without having to be profiled and discriminated,” Hassan Shibly, chief executive director of CAIR Florida, said at the time the suit was filed, NBC reported. “Such discrimination is not only illegal, it is bad for our country and makes us less safe and less free,” Mr. Shibly said. The organization said the policy is a violation of federal law. Shortly after the court’s decision to drop the case, Mr. Hallinan posted a video to Facebook celebrating the victory and said he will give out bumper stickers for customers to turn their vehicles into Muslim-free zones. He is also selling “jihadist targets” for shooting practice.

While this guy is a bit of a redneck, and is being a bit obnoxious.. he has a point.  AND, he has every right to do this.  Freedom of association is a constitutional right.  So, this judge’s ruling is exactly right.  CAIR can go play with itself, preferably in the middle of a busy highway.  What a bunch of self-righteous, anti-America, pro-Islamic terrorist apologists.

2 comments

  1. Sure. He is absolutely right. So why didn’t the christian bakers get this judge when the gay rights activists went after him for not wanting to bake a cake. Same thing. This ain’t over. They will take this to the Supreme Court if they have to. There is no way they can let a precedent like that survive the light of day. A constitutional ruling? That’s like Christmas fruitcake to a social justice warrior – nobody wants it.

    The correct answer to this non-problem, is that if you can’t buy guns from this guy, and your Muslim, go open your own Muslim gun shop. It’s a FREE country after all, right? So go open your own store – nobody’s stopping you.

    But this isn’t about freedom, it’s about oppression. Minority groups want freedom for themselves and oppression for everyone else. They think the way to freedom is tyranny. If someone does or says something you don’t like, crush them into submission. And the laugh of it all, is they don’t even see the truth of that, the oxymoron, the cognitive dissonance.

    But this isn’t about oppression either. It’s about organized business entities masquerading as charitable social justice groups capitalizing on the racism of minorities against whites and others to generate revenue and wealth for the leaders of the social justice businesses who rely on the ignorance of the minorities they pretend to be defending – and feed that ignorance with propaganda, vitriol and hate.

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