A lawsuit in a U.S. district court against Andy Hallinan, the owner of Florida Gun Supply, has been thrown out. The lawsuit was brought against Hallinan by the Council on American-Islamic Relations, otherwise known as CAIR, when Hallinan declared his store a “Muslim-free Zone”.
The case was brought against Hallinan for alleged religious discrimination. Hallinan took to YouTube to declare that he would not arm terrorists who intended to harm Americans.
The case was thrown out due to the fact that CAIR was unable to prove that the organization or any of its constituents were harmed as a result of the “Muslim-free Zone”.
The judge in the case, Beth Bloom, said, “There are simply no facts grounding the assertion that Plaintiff (CAIR) and/or one of its constituents will be harmed.”
Hallinan said, “I have never denied a Muslim the right to buy guns here because they’ve never tried to buy guns here…We laid out the facts. We laid out the evidence, and the evidence very clearly showed that I did not discriminate.”
Hassan Shibly, CAIR’s Florida Executive Director, said, “The judge simply said that we didn’t have standing because nobody from our organization actually went and got service denied…If somebody from the Muslim community were to go and get a denial of service, then Andy will be liable. So we are very excited about that and it should be sending him a strong message once he gets over the initial elation.”
It appears the case could be brought back to court if a Muslim attempts to buy from Hallinan’s store in the near future, but for the time being, Hallinan is promoting his “Muslim-free Zone” by selling bumper stickers, offering free range time, free concealed carry training, and shooting targets depicting terrorists holding AK-47’s.