Clearly, this is not so much a Second Amendment issue as it is a First Amendment issue concerning the right to peacefully assemble, which by implication determines who we may assemble and provide services for.
In the middle of July, Florida Gun Supply declared itself to be a “Muslim-Free Zone.” Now, the designated terror group and unindicted co-conspirator in the united States’ largest terror funding plot, the Council on American-Islamic Relations, has chosen to sue based on alleged discrimination.
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.
Muise denied that the store had discriminated and called the lawsuit “absolutely bogus.”