U.S. gun range owner sees business ‘quadruple’ after Muslim ban
“I’m not going to let a Nazi shoot in here, or a Ku Klux Klan member in here, either,” the owner said
In the five months since her controversial decision to ban Muslims from entering her gun range, Arkansas businesswoman Jan Morgan saw her profit “quadrupling,” she said in an interview with Fox News.
Morgan, who claimed that banning Muslims from her Gun Cave Indoor Firing Range was a matter of safety and not a constitutional issue, made her decision after the range was visited by two customers who she thought were suspicious.
According to her, they had set their cellphone ringtones as the Islamic call of “Allahu Akbar” (“God is greatest”) which prompted her to change her range’s policies.
In the interview, Morgan claims her business has “quadrupled” with people from out of state coming to the range and some even offering donations for what they predict will be a legal battle.
The conservative Morgan said she has been threatened, but her response was posting her home address on the range website and daring those issuing threats to follow through in person.
“I am the infidel your Imam warned you about,” Morgan wrote under an image of her packing heat.
Morgan is now at a crossroad with two groups.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) said “systematically banning Muslims from a place of business is a violation of federal laws,” and prohibiting people based on “racial and religious discrimination” will “result in a hostile environment for ordinary Muslims in Arkansas.”
Meanwhile, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Arkansas also has petitioned federal authorities to do something about Morgan’s rules.
However, Morgan has no complaints being filed by Muslim Americans but by a father and a son, who both happen to be Hindus.
“My dad and I just got kicked out of a Muslim-free gun range,” read a tweet from the man claiming to have been booted last week by Morgan. “I’m not Muslim, I’m just brown.”
Morgan insists that “we are dealing in lethal firearms.”
She added: “I’m not going to let a Nazi shoot in here, or a Ku Klux Klan member in here, either.”
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