Will D.O.J. Investigate Gun Range Lady Just For Refusing To Let Muslims Behead Us?
In a move that could only have been predicted by someone with detectable brainwave activity, a Muslim civil rights group has asked the Justice Department to investigate that nice lady who proudly announced that she was banning Muslims from her gun range. The Council on American-Islamic Relations sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder asking DOJ to investigate whether Jan Morgan, owner of the Gun
Cave Indoor Firing Range in Hot Springs, Arkansas, has violated civil rights laws and the terms of her license to sell firearms.
Morgan drew widespread praise from the Terrified Right for her brave ban on scary Muslims when she announced that, because some scary Muslims had scared her customers with their scary Muslim cellphone ring tones, she would no longer permit Muslims into her Gun Cave. (To their credit, a few pro-gun blogs condemned Morgan for making gun owners look like bigots -- although their commenters often disagreed and said she was just being prudent, because beheadings!)
In response to the CAIR announcement, Morgan posted this brave statement of defiance to her Facebook account:
"It’s easy for CAIR to bully and threaten average American citizens like me who have a business to lose and a life to destroy. It's what they do. We are the easy targets. I’ve been a target of Islamist threats for five years ... fully expecting at any time one of them to follow through with the threat. I may go down for speaking the truth about Islam ... I may lose everything I have, (which isn't much) but they can't take my integrity ... This is a mountain I’m willing to die on."
That's some mountain!
In her dopey manifesto rationalizing her decision to ban all Muslims from getting their shoot on, Morgan explained that she was completely justified by the terms of her firearms license, because the ATF itself told her it was OK:
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 if 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. Two different ATF agents stressed that it is better to err on the side of caution.
In other words, a federal agency has given FFL’s discretion on firearms deals. An FFL can turn people away if there is any concern about their behavior and or plans for use of the firearm in the commission of a crime.
And while she recognizes that "not all muslims are terrorists," Morgan also says that she has "no way of discerning which muslims will or will not kill in the name of their religion and the commands in their koran," so she has no choice except to ban the whole filthy crowd. After all, The ATF's guidelines on selling to an individual never said anything about how she decides that an individual is unsafe, right? She's real good at logic, and we'd just love to sit in on a meeting between her and a DoJ attorney.
Following the letter and the press release from CAIR, Morgan took to her website to explain why CAIR is not only wrong, but totally part of Hamas, according to Morgan's understanding of a rightwing website, and probably guilty of "falsifying information to a law enforcement agency," so there.
You see, in its letter to Holder, CAIR wrote, "The owner claims the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) agrees with her claimed right to bar customers based on their faith."
Totally not true! She never said that! She just said that the ATF told her she could choose to bar any customer she believed was dangerous. And since she can't tell terrorist Muslims from non-terrorist-but-probably-still-evil Muslims, she just Does Logic and won't serve any Muslims. Totally different thing! In fact, she says, she hasn't actually banned Muslims, even though she wrote a big old blog post about declaring her business a "Muslim-free zone." But she hasn't actually discriminated on the basis of religion, not once ever:
There are no “muslims banned ” signs on my property.. There are no questions on my sign in sheets or paperwork inquiring about a person’s religious affiliation. I absolutely have not refused service to anyone based on their religion. There is not a muslim in America who can say and prove I turned him away because of his religion.
In fact, two of them shot at my range several weeks ago and their behavior was so strange, it frightened other customers who refused to shoot here because of their strange behavior.
Look, all she did was to declare that her shop is Muslim-free. But she hasn't banned Muslims. No other Muslims have come in lately, so she has not discriminated.
Also, CAIR hasn't complained about how mosques are hotbeds of terrorism, so they are such big hypocrites! And they didn't even include a copy of her article, which explained that she has had her life threatened by Muslims, repeatedly, simply for calling attention to all the parts of the Quran that are violent and terrible!
Apparently its okay for a “theocracy” to command its followers to hate, murder, and terrorize all people who refuse to submit or convert to Islam.. and… apparently I’m expected to rent a loaded gun to someone at my range who aligns himself with such a religion, not knowing which Muslims are devout enough to follow those dictates and which ones choose to ignore those passages.
But golly darn it, she's not discriminating on the basis of religion. She's just discriminating because she can't tell which are the bad ones and which are the worst ones (there aren't any good ones, haven't you been paying attention?). Just to be clear, she then copies out line after line of Quran verses that encourage violence, so you just take your dirty terror "religion" and stuff it!
Weirdly, this time around, she doesn't fall back on her bullshit claim from her initial manifesto that Islam isn't a real religion that's protected against discrimination, because "I view Islam as a theocracy, not a religion. Islam is the union of political, legal, and religious ideologies." We doubt that this is because she sees what a weak claim it is; she probably just forgot. Happily, her blog commenters remind her that it's not a religion, it's "a CULT of pedophiles hell bent on killing all Christians!" Besides, she doesn't need to discriminate -- she just needs to keep a pig on the premises and serve pulled-pork sammiches, haw haw haw!
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