Some gun store owners still think the second amendment only applies if you're white
Sometimes it’s hard to tell whether people are willfully ignorant or just plain stupid. In this case the answer probably lies somewhere in between. Andy Hallinan, a Florida gun shop owner has banned Muslim customers from his store following the shooting rampage in Chattanooga.
In a video posted to YouTube, Mr. Hallinan said “I have a moral and legal responsibility to ensure the safety of all patriots in my community, and so effective immediately, I’m declaring Florida Gun Supply as a Muslim-free zone… I will not arm and train those who wish to do harm to my fellow patriots.”
Coming from a simple minded shop owner, this kind of ignorant rhetoric would normally be ignored by progressives like myself. However, it has to be mentioned that while Mr. Hallinan was giving his Muslim Free Zone speech, he was doing so with a Confederate Flag backdrop.
Apparently in Andy Hallinan’s mind all Muslims wish to harm the people of his community, to harm to his fellow patriots as he said. Meanwhile, the irony of the Confederate Flag hanging behind him is completely lost him. Has he already forgotten the Confederate Flag waving Christian who shot up nine black patriots in a church?
You can just as easily say I have a moral and legal responsibility to ensure the safety of all patriots in my community, and so effective immediately, I’m declaring Florida Gun Supply as a Christian-free zone… or how about a Redneck-free-zone?
This bigot can’t understand that fundamentalism comes in all shapes and sizes. Perhaps someone should remind him that domestic Christian terrorism is still a greater threat within the United States. Either way, you can’t possibly know who is going to do your community harm just by looking at them.
If you’re a gun store owner, you might want to do your duty by doing extensive background checks on everyone who walks through the door regardless of their faith. In fact, if you really want to keep your fellow patriots safe, you might want to stop selling people guns all together. Just find a new line of work.
The truth is, Mr. Hallinan is one of those rednecks who believes the second amendment is only meant for white people. Guns after all are meant to protect us white people from the Muslim terrorists and Black thugs we’re taught to fear all the time.
Both of which would be shot on sight if they were caught trying to open carry by the way. A black guy and a Middle Eastern Muslim guy walk into a bar openly carrying an assault rifle… You know that’s not going to end well.
Andy Hallinan later went on CNN to clarify his Muslim free zone position. He basically stated that not all Muslims are dangerous and that he only plans on denying service to those who are. How he can tell the difference is anyone’s guess.
Someone should at least mention to Hallinan that saying the words “my fellow patriots” while standing in front of a treasonous Confederate Flag is just a little contradictory. After watching his five minute rant on Muslims and Obama, the only logical conclusion one can come to is this guy watches far too much Fox News.