Good news, Muslims! We found a new gun range in the middle of the Oklahoma meth belt you'll never have to visit!
In case you haven't heard, Save Yourself Survival and Tactical Gear, a gun range in some place called Oktaha, has enthusiastically announced they are an anti-Muslim gun range. Depending on how many teeth you have, the policy has generated a ton of positive or negative publicity for the business. In fact, the place has received so much attention that the owners are considering launching an in-house bakery that refuses to bake gay wedding cakes!
The Council on American-Islamic Relations is taking aim at a Muskogee County survival store that has declared itself a "Muslim-free" business.The national CAIR chapter has filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Justice, but the federal agency has so far remained silent on the issue.CAIR has called the sign and similar signs posted at other business across the nation "clearly illegal" and compares the signs to "whites only" signs that businesses posted to exclude African-Americans before the Civil Rights Movement.The Save Yourself Survival and Tactical Gear store in Oktaha has a sign in its window stating it is a "Muslim free establishment." The sign also states, "We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone."Adam Neal, who runs the Oktaha survival store and shooting range with his fiancee, Nicole Mayhorn, who owns the business, said he posted the sign after the July 16 shooting at two military installations in Chattanooga, Tenn.
CAIR has a great point. The Civil Rights of 1964 act outlawed discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. As an individual, you have the right to worship or believe whoever you want, but as a business owner, you don't have the right to discriminate against other people based on their beliefs. I wouldn't expect the owners of the gun range to know this because they're idiots, but I thought I would throw it out there.
Here's what the owner of the gun range, Adam Neal, told The Tulsa World. Once again, it's probably best read with this as background music:
“We do not want to have any jihadis training on our gun range and then going down to our local armed services office and having better marksmanship than they showed up with,” said Neal, an Iraq War veteran. “I’ve seen what Muslims and jihadis do to people. It’s just not going to happen in my store.
Yep, he doesn't want any jihadis taking mass shooting target practice at his gun range. That's understandable, I wonder what he thinks about all the white supremacists who shoot up churches and stuff? According to the Save Yourself Survival and Tactical Gear Facebook page, I think we have the answer:
Yeah, that's great. In response to a mass shooting by a Muslim man in Tennessee, they ban all Muslims from entering their establishment. In response to a mass shooting by a white supremacist at a black church in Charleston, they launch a line of officially licensed racist merchandise. Isn't hypocrisy and racism fun!