05 August 2015

Banning Muslims Could Increase Sales

Gun Cave Indoor Firing Range
Banning Muslims from a particular business establishment as a matter of strategy could actually boost sales and increase the number of patrons.

Jan Morgan, owner and operator of Arkansas-based Gun Cave Indoor Firing Range, said business has been booming since her September 2014 ban of Muslims at her facility — a decision she said was a matter of 'public safety.' She said her range business has "quadrupled" since she first announced the ban.

Morgan also reported that threats of a lawsuit by federal civil rights enforcers have failed to materialize.

The American-Islamic Relations had written to the Attorney General Eric Holder to investigate the gun range on the grounds of racial and religious discrimination.

The group's attorney, Jenifer Wicks, said at the time the move could 'inevitably result in a hostile environment for ordinary Muslims in Arkansas.'

But Morgan has no plans to back down, despite receiving threats over the contentious decision, and even claims business has 'quadrupled' with people coming from out of state and some offering donations for what they predict will be a legal battle.

In a bizarre blog post, she wrote that she doesn't consider Islam to be a religion — and as such Muslims shouldn't be allowed protections under the U.S. Constitution.

"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?" she added.

The shooting range owner said she made the decision in September after two customers she deemed suspicious visited. She said their furtive behavior and cellphone ringtones of 'Allahu Akhbar' prompted her to revise her range's policies.

Several legal experts agree that she stands on firm legal ground, particularly if she maintains her range is private, which would exempt it from certain federal civil rights regulations.