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Muslims banned: Arkansas gun range owner declares business 'Muslim-free zone'

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Jan Morgan, the owner of The Gun Cave Indoor Firing Range, has banned all Muslims from her business, declaring it a “Muslim-free zone.”

Morgan (pictured), a firearms trainer and Second Amendment advocate, released a statement on her website in which she explains her decision by condemning Islam and the Quran, describing her concerns for the safety of her patrons, and more.

4) Because the nature of my business involves firearms and shooting firearms in an enclosed environment, my patrons are not comfortable being around muslims who align themselves with a religion that clearly commands hate, murder, and violence against all non muslims. Therefore many of my patrons are uncomfortable around Muslims with guns. (can you blame them?)

5) My range rents and sells guns to my patrons. Why would I want to rent or sell a gun and hand ammunition to someone who aligns himself with a religion that commands him to kill me?

Morgan, in the statement, said she has the right to refuse service, and claims that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives basically agrees with her:

7) I not only have the right to refuse service but a RESPONSIBILITY to provide a safe environment for people to shoot and train on firearms. I can and have turned people away if I sense they are under the influence of alcohol or mind altering drugs. I have a federal firearms license...

The ATF informed us when we received the license that if we feel any reason for concern about selling someone a firearm, even sense that something is not right about an individual, or we are concerned about that persons mental state, even if they pass a background check, we do not have to sell that person a gun.

In other words, a federal agency has given us this kind of discretion for service based on the nature of the business. I can and have turned people away if I sense an issue with their mental state. So... its difficult to imagine how the DOJ could have issues with this when ATF gave us this discretion.

Morgan has no illusion that this move won’t cost her her business, but said she “will do whatever is necessary to provide a safe environment” for her customers, “even at the cost of the increased threats and legal problems this decision will likely provoke.”

What do you think about this?

Read the complete statement below:

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