In a YouTube video posted last weekend, Andy Hallinan stands in front of a Confederate flag and declares his Florida gun range a “Muslim-free zone.” In doing so, Hallinan, who said his decision was inspired by the Chattanooga, Tennessee, shootings, joins another U.S. gun-range owner with a similar policy.

“I will not arm and train those who wish to do harm to my fellow patriots,” Hallinan says in the video.

He also says that he will open his gun range, Florida Gun Supply in Inverness, to the public at no cost and offer free concealed-carry classes.

“We are in battle, patriots,” Hallinan says, with what he characterizes as “Islamic extremism” and out-of-control “political correctness.”

“If we can’t call evil evil, then we can’t really defeat our enemies.”

Hallinan is following in the footsteps of Jan Morgan, the owner of Gun Cave Shooting in Hot Springs, Arkansas, who said that because she runs her range as a private club with dues-paying members, her decision to exclude Muslims is protected by a federal policy that gives range owners the discretion to turn away potential customers, who, the owners believe, pose a threat to the safety of others.

In April, the Justice Department said that it was monitoring the range but that it has no plans to investigate Morgan’s business.

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