One Arkansas gun range owner has declared her business a “Muslim-Free” as a matter of ‘public safety’ claims business has ‘quadrupled’ since the controversial move.
All followers of Islam are Banned from Jan Morgan’s Gun Cave Indoor Firing Range in Hot Springs, Arkansas, last September. She claims that their religion ‘commands them to kill’ her.
After 5 months, several threats of lawsuits just haven’t happened.
Morgan has no plans to back down, but has plenty of support. Her business is booming, and she has had offers to help pay for any legal support she may need.
Morgan does not consider Islam a religion, so therefore believes that she should not have to extend to them the protections offered by the Constitution. She had 2 rather suspicious customers come in in September, and that’s when the policy changed.
‘Why would I want to rent or sell a gun and hand ammunition to someone who aligns himself with a religion that commands him to kill me?’
According to the Daily Mail, Legal experts say Morgan may be within her rights if her gun range is deemed a private club. However, they warned that a gun range open to the general public but excluding Muslims could struggle to prove it does not fall under federal civil rights regulation.
Morgan cited the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and the Boston Marathon bombings as some of the reasons she mistrust Muslims.
Morgan said some of her patrons were ‘frightened’ when two men with ‘Allah Akbar ring tone and message alert tones’ — the Arabic phrase meaning ‘God is the greatest’ — walked into her range recently.
‘They spoke very little English, one did not have proof of U.S. citizenship, yet they wanted to rent and shoot,’ Morgan wrote. ‘They were constantly glancing toward the cameras in the range, then looking at each other and speaking in their own language.
‘Their behavior was so strange, it frightened my patrons. No one would enter the range to shoot while they were there. Some of my customers left. I lost business and the people who remained at my facility said they did so out of fear for my safety.’
Well girl, easy enough. Put a sign up that its members only, and the right to refuse membership to anyone. Have the fee be a dollar and put it into a veteran’s fund or something. Kudos to you for the ban. We need to stand against those plotting to destroy America.
Written by Katie McGuire. Follow Katie on Twitter @GOPKatie