A Florida gun range owner has declared a ‘Muslim-free zone’
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In a YouTube video posted over the weekend, Andy Hallinan stands in front of a Confederate flag and declares his Florida gun range a “Muslim-free zone.” In doing so, Hallinan, who said his decision was inspired by the Chattanooga shootings, joins another American gun range owner with a similar policy.
“We are in battle, patriots,” Hallinan says, with enemies he defines as “Islamic extremism,” and what he characterizes as out-of-control “political correctness.”
“If we can’t call evil evil,” Hallinan says, “then we can’t really defeat our enemies.”
Morgan said that because she runs her range as a private club with dues-paying members, she believes her decision to exclude Muslims is protected by a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives policy that gives range owners the discretion to turn away potential customers, who, the owners believe, pose a threat to the safety of others.
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