A few days ago, a bigot gun fetishist from Florida declared his gun shop to be a Muslim-free zone and now the wingnutosphere is flipping out about a possible DOJ investigation. Not that there is such an investigation at this point, but that’s no reason not to declare that Obama has taken “sick revenge” on the gun shop owner.
BREAKING: Obama Takes Sick Revenge on Gun Store Owner Who Dared to Ban Muslims
In response, President Barack Obama’s Department of Justice announced that it would launch a civil rights investigation into Hallinan’s establishment…
It’s past time for patriots like Hallinan to step up and speak their consciences. If his words are truly intolerant or, as Obama himself might say, on the wrong side of history, then the free market will prove that out by negatively impacting Hallinan’s bottom line as consumers choose to stop doing business with him.
But that is probably not the case — and the Obama Justice Department may actually feel pressure to intervene before the free market proves who really is on the wrong side of history.
No, actually the DOJ has not announced such an investigation at all. The only thing the DOJ has said, in response to a question from the Daily Dot, is that they will consider the complaint filed by CAIR when they receive it. That’s it. But why let pesky facts get in the way of a perfectly good rant, amirite? Of course, if the DOJ does launch an investigation it would be because the gun shop is violating federal law (and state law, for that matter) with the ban on Muslims. Title II of the Civil Rights Act clearly forbids businesses from discriminating on the basis of religion. But again, those are facts, something wingnuts are allergic to and uninterested in.