Infamous Freedom Loving Gun Store Angers Muslims Again With Latest Promotion
The Florida man who made headlines when he banned Muslims from his gun shop has drawn additional attention with the commemoration of the anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks with another Muslim reference, this time with a special coupon.
Never forget. 9.11.2001. It’s 9/11 week. Use coupon code “muslim” at our site for $25 off any gun. Come in Fri for a free car wash and beer!
Andy Hallinan, owner of Florida Gun Supply in Inverness, a small town 75 miles north of Tampa, took the bold move of banning Muslims in mid-July following the assault on two military centers in Chattanooga, Tennessee that left four Marines and a Navy specialist dead.
Mohammad Youssef Abdulazeez’s fired thirty rounds into a recruitment center before fleeing seven miles to continue the rampage at a U.S. Naval reserve center. A fifth Marine and a local police officer were injured, but survived.
Hallinan was severely criticized when he announced that his store would no longer serve Muslims, saying that he intended to “offend as many people as possible in hopes of starting a conversation about political correctness.”
The Florida chapter of the radical group Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has filed suit against Hallinan alleging that the ban discriminates against American Muslims and deprives them of the “right” to browse and purchase guns, take classes on gun safety and shoot guns at a range without being profiled.”
Hassan Shibly, chief executive director of CAIR in Florida, claims, “Such discrimination is not only illegal, it is bad for our country and makes us less safe and less free.”
In response, Hallinan’s attorney, Robert Muise, called the lawsuit “absolutely frivolous.”
Muise added that Hallinan had invited the CAIR executive to the gunshop for training, hoping to establish a dialogue, but rescinded the invitation after learning that the Muslim group had been added to a list of terror organizations by the United Arab Emirates.
CAIR boasts of friendly relations with the Obama White House, although federal prosecutors named the group as “unindicted co-conspirators and/or joint venturers” in a criminal conspiracy scheme designed to fund Hamas.