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CAIR Lawsuit Against “Muslim Free Zone” Gun Shop – Dismissed

INVERNESS (CITRUS) – You may remember Andrew Hallinan, owner of Florida Gun Supply and outspoken Second Amendment Rights Activist, who protested SunTrust Bank’s decision to close the accounts of several gun shop owners. Hallinan is making headlines again, but this time for declaring his business a Muslim Free Zone, due to his growing concerns of Jihad entering the United States. Click the following link to watch Hallinan’s video on Muslim Free Zone. The declaration sparked outrage among Muslims and even prompted a lawsuit by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).

The lawsuit filed in July claims that Hallinan’s action was a violation of religious freedom, specifically by singling out Muslims from other religions based solely on their faith. Hallinan’s attorney, and Senior Counsel with the American Freedom Law Center, David Yerushalmi disagrees and says CAIR didn’t provide proof that damages occurred because they lacked specific injury. “There are no facts demonstrating that Plaintiff was (or will be) unlawfully discriminated against. There are no facts demonstrating that Plaintiff has attempted to purchase a firearm from Defendant and was denied on the basis of its religion or has attempted to attend a gun safety class and was denied on the basis of its religion or attempted to do anything at Defendant’s retail gun store and was denied on the basis of religion. And there are no allegations that Plaintiff will attempt to do any such activities at Defendant’s retail gun store in the future and be unlawfully denied on the basis of religion. Thus, Plaintiff has not alleged facts to demonstrate actual present harm or a significant possibility of future harm,” says Yerushalmi.

We spoke to Hasan Shilby, attorney for CAIR, Florida, who says Federal Judge Beth Bloom, an appointee of the Obama Administration, dismissed their case based on a technicality and not on its merits. I asked Shibly if this case compared to that of the Colorado Baker who was fined for not catering a gay wedding, he said, “No, it’s more along the lines of not serving an African American.”

Shibly says CAIR plans to file an appeal and if that fails, he will simply send Muslims to Hallinan’s gun shop to make purchases – if he refuses to sell to a Muslim – then he has violated their Civil Rights.

Hallinan says he happy with the outcome and refuses to back down on his beliefs.

 

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  • Sarah why not move to d,c., you know that’s where All the smart, educated people are, I am sure the Dummycrats would welcome you with open arms, especially hill the hideous and face lift Nancy.just to mention a few. See ya Amtrack get ya there for around 500.00 couch one way, unless you want to take a bus, don’t know the cost on that, but you could set up a go fund me page goin, to get ya goin. Lol?

    Monday, 30 November 2015, 9:36 pm
  • Sorry but Muslim is not a religion! So this law suit is moot. And the White House chooses who to give guns too based on religion. Ask the right questions, how many guns were given to Muslim Christians? None they were executed for being Christians and I did not see CAIR behind those Muslims! If CAIR or any Muslim were equally and un bios to all American’s including Christians and Jewish American’s Ill bet relations would be better!

    Monday, 30 November 2015, 10:27 am
  • Liberals they will kill you too for your beliefs even more get it straight. Smh

    Monday, 30 November 2015, 6:25 am
  • Sophia, Brooksville has never been even close to the lynching capital, do your homework before you make such accusations

    Sunday, 29 November 2015, 7:30 pm
    • I did do my research. That is how I found out. It’s not like it is any big secret.

      Monday, 30 November 2015, 2:36 pm
  • Thats awesome news Andy!!!!

    (38 special….that was hysterical!)

    Sunday, 29 November 2015, 11:35 am
  • At the heart of the debate is a system of anti-discrimination laws enacted by federal, state and local governments. The entire United States is covered by the Federal Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination by privately owned places of public accommodation on the basis of race, color, religion or national origin

    So, no matter where you live, you cannot deny service to someone because of his or her race, color, religion, national origin or disability.

    That’s the law

    Sunday, 29 November 2015, 11:22 am
    • Absolutely correct, but my guess is this particular business falls outside of the definition of public accommodation as defined by Florida statures.

      Sunday, 29 November 2015, 12:08 pm
      • I’m not sure about the specific definition of “public accommodation”, but the state statutes would not supersede the federal ones, so you would need to look there.

        Sunday, 29 November 2015, 10:52 pm
  • Yes, I do believe they can. The reason they don’t is because no one would shop there and they would get a bad reputation. It is PRIVATE.

    He and he alone owns this company.

    No one else.

    He doesn’t have to sell to anyone if he so chooses.

    Ever see those signs that say management has the right to refuse service to anyone?

    It is his RIGHT to refuse to sell to whomever he sees fit regardless if you like it or not.

    He is not personally persecuting anyone. He is not harming anyone, he is not preventing anyone from buying a gun. You can still go get a gun anywhere else.

    Like I said, regardless if I agree with him or disagree, it is his RIGHT as a SOLE OWNER of a business to refuse service.

    Can I go into your home and just eat your food and use your stuff? No, you have to invite me in.

    It’s not any different.

    Sunday, 29 November 2015, 9:45 am
    • AMEN, that is as should be but the damn goobermint thinks they own and control all of us! For some reason liberals don’t like freedom!

      Sunday, 29 November 2015, 11:12 am
    • I don’t believe it’s his right to refuse service based on religion. That’s discrimination. Do you really think that private business should be able to discriminate based on religion?? If he were refusing service to Christians, would that be okay with you??

      Sunday, 29 November 2015, 10:54 pm
      • YUP! Absolutely, if it is your business and you should be able to run it as you chose! I will simply go down the street where they want my business! Liberals keep trying to every one what to do and how to run their lives!

        Monday, 30 November 2015, 12:45 pm
  • Anonymous, so you believe that a private business owner, open to the public, should be able to pick and choose whom he or she elects to do business with? A restaurant owner could refuse blacks, a bakery could refuse Christians, a bank could refuse to make a loan to Asians. My “family values” and the U.S constitution see things a little differently..

    Sunday, 29 November 2015, 7:45 am
  • Is he not a private business owner that has the right to deny sales to whomever he wants?

    I’m not saying he’s right for refusing to sell guns to Muslims in particular, but as a private business owner he does have that right. It is HIS store and HIS supply. He could only sell to Asian people if he wanted. It’s his choice, his company is not owned by the government.

    They can get guns somewhere else if they’d like. He’s not banning them from every gun store in the county. Just his.

    Sunday, 29 November 2015, 12:29 am
  • Tiffany, you would last maybe a day with your Allahu Akbar Muslims boys before they did terrible things to you. Did you happen to know that women are forth class people in the so called religion you believe is peacful.

    Saturday, 28 November 2015, 10:37 pm
  • lets all just remember the scenes of the buildings falling down in the name of their peaceful religion. I wouldn’t sell to them either. Stick to your guns my friend and let me know when you get Federal HST’S in 45 cal..man their hard to find and I’de be happy to buy some from ya. We all need to have some kind of benefit for this guy and fully support his shop. Man these bleeding heart libtards make me wanna puke

    Saturday, 28 November 2015, 6:33 pm
  • So if my beliefs are to not sell guns to Christians, were all good with that too?

    Saturday, 28 November 2015, 11:35 am
    • I imagine they would consider that persecution.

      Saturday, 28 November 2015, 4:19 pm
      • NO! You liberasl are the ones that love to play the VICTIM card!

        Saturday, 28 November 2015, 5:44 pm
    • YUP! Absolutely, if it is your business and you should be able to run it as you chose! I will simply go down the street where they want my business! Liberals keep trying to every one what to do and how to ran their lives!

      Saturday, 28 November 2015, 5:38 pm
      • OOPS, run not ran!

        Saturday, 28 November 2015, 5:40 pm
  • Funny, no comments on the Confederate flag

    Saturday, 28 November 2015, 10:10 am
  • Sarah, get to pack in and take Sophia with ya. You won’t be missed!?

    Saturday, 28 November 2015, 9:52 am
    • What’s interesting to me is that it’s not the political lean of the area that is getting to me, it’s the ignorance I’m seeing in these comments. If I decide to leave, is there a particular area in Florida I should be looking at? Or do I need to leave the state entirely in order to find the smart people??

      Sunday, 29 November 2015, 11:38 pm
      • Further south is better. Lots more affluent people, better educated. much more diversity.

        Monday, 30 November 2015, 2:31 pm
  • Sam, add where the good Lord split ya

    Saturday, 28 November 2015, 9:41 am
    • I figured she was at least smart enough to figure that out, but maybe not! You might be right!

      Saturday, 28 November 2015, 5:42 pm
  • PORK——-The other WHITE MEAT!!

    Saturday, 28 November 2015, 8:24 am
  • There was a recent op-ed on this site where the author was arguing that there was no bigotry on the political right. The comments posted here argue the opposing view much better than I did. They speak for themselves. LOL

    Saturday, 28 November 2015, 8:11 am
  • I need to move out of Hernando County. 🙁

    Saturday, 28 November 2015, 2:32 am
    • Don’t let the door hit ya!

      Saturday, 28 November 2015, 8:53 am
    • Hernando county, and Brooksville in particular, has a history of bigotry. In the early part of the 20th century, it was the lynching capital of the world. Today, they have simply moved on to Muslims. The people making comments here are just a vestige of that radical element.

      However, there is no need to move. The younger generation that is coming up have a much more inclusive mindset. What I have seen from them is very encouraging for our future. Besides, it’s better to stay and challenge the radicals here at home.

      Saturday, 28 November 2015, 9:58 am
  • Hey not cool the Jews weren’t blowing up buildings…people…or themselves moron…and Tiffiny you’re a pig…

    Saturday, 28 November 2015, 2:15 am
  • allahu akbar

    Friday, 27 November 2015, 11:53 pm
  • CAIR is nothing but the radical front for the so called God loving and peaceful Muslims. Has CAIR or their local mouthpiece Hasan Shibly spoken out one word against the Paris attacks or any other of the numerous attacks committed by Muslims on Christians, Jews and women around the world on a almost daily basis?

    Friday, 27 November 2015, 10:02 pm
  • Use bacon grease to lubricate the slides. Coat the exterior with it as a preservative.

    Friday, 27 November 2015, 9:31 pm
  • What the hell is wrong with you people when you single people out for being Muslim it’s the saw as hitler separating Jewish people or segregation. What are wrong with you people.

    Friday, 27 November 2015, 9:03 pm
  • You’re all disgusting, pathetic excuses for human beings. I sincerely hope they do send Muslims in to his store. He’ll either back down on his beliefs or get sued so win win. Karma will get him anyway.

    Friday, 27 November 2015, 7:10 pm
  • 38 special, that’s hilarious , hey nothing better than an egg fried in bacon grease.lol

    Friday, 27 November 2015, 5:54 pm
  • Stick to your beliefs & the same beliefs of many of us in
    the USA!

    Friday, 27 November 2015, 5:30 pm
  • Maybe a drip-bucket full of bacon grease mounted above the entrance door?

    Friday, 27 November 2015, 5:10 pm
    • Grease up the guns!

      Friday, 27 November 2015, 6:09 pm
  • Way to go Andy, we stand with you!good one 38 special, but the price of bacon is too high, give em a bag of pork rinds, they are cheap.

    Friday, 27 November 2015, 4:37 pm
  • America, should be able to sell to whom ever without fear from the white house and obuma. When will this crap stop, I guess when they are cutting off heads here in the homeland.

    Friday, 27 November 2015, 4:16 pm
  • Let the rug heads show there patriotism in lieu of crying like a baby. America has had enough.

    Friday, 27 November 2015, 4:13 pm
  • Great news! Now he needs to give away a pound of bacon with every purchase!

    Friday, 27 November 2015, 3:59 pm
  • Way to stick to your guns were behind you. Blessed

    Friday, 27 November 2015, 3:45 pm

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