‘Muslim-free’ gun store owner to host Muslim leader at gun class

(Reuters) A Florida gun dealer who received national attention for declaring his store a “Muslim Free Zone” will host a Muslim civil rights leader in his gun class on Saturday, both men said.

Andrew Hallinan, 28, owner of Florida Gun Supply in Inverness, one hour north of Tampa, said he also agreed to study the Quran with the Muslim leader, Hassan Shibly, executive director of the Florida chapter of the Council on Islamic-American Relations.


Hallinan said he cannot actually ban Muslims since he had no way of knowing his customers’ faiths. But he said he can and does deny service on a case-by-case basis.

“I’m going to be looking anything that makes the hair on the back of my neck raise,” Hallinan said.

Someone is begging for a lawsuit.

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