Remember, the American Sniper was killed by a patron at a gun range? Despite the threat of discrimination complaints, a woman who banned Muslims from her gun range has yet to face any charges. On top of that, business is reportedly booming.
“We are dealing in lethal firearms,” Morgan said. “I’m not going to let a Nazi shoot in here, or a Ku Klux Klan member either.”
Jan Morgan, owner of Gun Cave Indoor Shooting Range, announced that her Arkansas business would become a “Muslim-Free Zone” last year. Fox News reports that at least one anti-discrimination complaint from the Council for American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has been threatened, but Morgan’s gun range has remained closed to the religious group.
Morgan’s story gained attention once again when she posted a furious rant to Facebook last week.
“Geeze…I hate to have to embarrass the liberal mainstream media again, but…a girls gotta do what a girls gotta do,” Morgan wrote.
Morgan claims 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. She also said she has been threatened, which she responded to by posting her home address on the range website and daring those issuing threats to do so in person.
“I am the infidel your Imam warned you about.”
According to the Washington Post, Morgan believes banning Muslims from her club is a necessary safety measure akin to refusing to admit patrons who are on drugs or alcohol — something she believes the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives gives her the discretion to do in the name of safety.
Morgan told The Post that she began reading the Koran after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in 2001, because she wanted to understand “‘who are these people and why do they hate us so much.” Morgan’s reading of the book focuses on 109 passages that she believes are “proof” that Islam commands followers to commit violent acts against non-Muslims.
While Morgan acknowledges that most Muslims are not committing violent acts in the name of religion, she is doubtful that non-violent Muslims are devout followers of Islam.
Morgan, who says she identifies Muslims based on their names, defended her policy. She argued that Islam is a religion that commands its followers to kill others, and that she wouldn’t put a gun in the hand of “someone who aligns himself” with that ideology.
Morgan added that she would consider banning other ideologies from her range if they posed a threat to her patrons.