The owner of a gun store in Florida, apparently completely unaware of this pesky thing called the law, put up a Youtube video declaring that he will not allow Muslims to buy guns in his store. Because he’s a “patriot” (I do not think that means what you think it means), dontchaknow.
The New York Daily News said that Andy Hallinan, owner of Florida Gun Supply, released a YouTube video on Saturday in which he declared his intention to bar Muslims from the shop.
Backdropped by a Confederate Flag, Hallinan said, “I have a moral and legal responsibility to ensure the safety of all patriots in my community, and so effective immediately, I’m declaring Florida Gun Supply as a Muslim-free zone. I will not arm and train those who wish to do harm to my fellow patriots.”
By Tuesday morning, the video had racked up more than 35,000 views.
“We are in battle, patriots, but not only with Islamic extremism,” Hallinan said. “We’re also in battle against extreme political correctness that threatens our lives, because if we can’t call evil, evil for fear of offending people, then we can’t really defeat our enemies.”
But see, there’s this pesky little thing called the Civil Rights Act. It forbids discrimination on the basis of religion. But let’s check the irony levels here, shall we? These gun fetishists are always screaming about the sacred right to guy and own guns and they scream bloody murder even at the idea of a background check for prospective buyers to see if they have a history of criminal violence. They think it’s an absolute outrage that any individual would be subjected to such a check before buying a gun. But declare an entire religious group, millions of people, the vast majority of whom are peaceful and decent, to be unable to exercise that supposedly sacred right protected by the Constitution? Perfectly fine with them.
I’m sure the NRA will be putting out a very strong statement about this outrageous discrimination and about the inviolability of one’s right to bear arms any minute, right? Right? Yeah, I didn’t think so.