A Florida gun range owner has declared a ‘Muslim-free zone’

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from The Washington Post,

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.”

Hallinan is following in the footsteps of Jan Morgan, the owner of Gun Cave Shooting in Hot Springs, Ark. Morgan gained widespread attention for her policy barring Muslims from shooting there.

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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