A lawsuit has already been filed against the owner of a gun store in Florida who made a video declaring that he would not allow Muslims to buy guns at his store. The suit was filed by the local chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations and it seems like an open and shut case.
A Florida gun store that proclaimed itself a Muslim-free zone was sued on Wednesday in federal court by the state chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations on the grounds that the restriction is discriminatory.
The lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court in Fort Lauderdale accuses Florida Gun Supply of Inverness of violating the federal public accommodations law and seeks an injunction to stop the discrimination, according to the complaint.
“We just can’t let segregation rear its ugly head in Florida again. This is part of Islamophobia that we need to challenge,” said Hassan Shibly, chief executive director of the civil rights group.
Andrew Hallinan, the gun shop’s 28-year-old owner, referred calls for comment to his lawyer, Robert Muise of the American Freedom Law Center. The law firm aggressively seeks to advance and defend the country’s Judeo-Christian heritage, according to its website.
If the name Robert Muise sounds familiar to you, he used to work for the Thomas More Law Center before he left to start his own shop doing shitty legal work. He was one of the attorneys in the Dover trial that got beaten so badly their mamas did’t recognize them afterward. I’m sure he’ll bring that same brilliant legal work to this case.