Civil rights group asks for probe of Arkansas ‘Muslim-free’ shooting range
A civil rights group has asked for an investigation into an Arkansas woman’s declaration that her shooting range was a “Muslim-free zone.”
Jan Morgan, owner of the Gun Cave Indoor Shooting Range in Hot Springs, posted last month on her website that she had thoroughly studied the Quran and found “109 verses commanding hate, murder and terror against all human beings who refuse to submit or convert to Islam.”
“This is not a coffee and donut shop,” Morgan posted. “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?”
An attorney with the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder that described Morgan’s stated policy “a violation of federal laws prohibiting racial and religious discrimination,” Yahoo News reported.
CAIR attorney Jennifer Wicks said the policy would “inevitably result in a hostile environment for ordinary Muslims in Arkansas.”
Morgan said the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives told her when issuing a license to sell guns that she should use her discretion if she perceived a buyer might be a threat to public safety.
“Since I have no way of discerning which Muslims will or will not kill in the name of their religion and the commands in their Koran, I choose to err on the side of caution for the safety of my patrons,” she posted online.