Hot Springs Gun Range Declared “Muslim Free Zone”
CNN – The owner of a Hot Springs shooting range has reportedly declared the business a “Muslim free zone.”
Jan Morgan, the owner of the shooting range, made the proclamation on her website — which has since been taken down.
In the statement, she lists reasons for banning Muslims from the gun cave indoor firing range in Hot Springs. She cites incidents like the Fort Hood shooting, 9/11 and the recent beheading of a woman at an Oklahoma workplace.
Local residents had mixed reactions.
“I could see her concerns about all that I’ve heard that’s going on and it is scary. It’s really scary. But also, as my friend said, you can’t judge one person because the other has done it,” said Brandi Shipman, a local resident who lives near the range.
“That’s just like saying how a lot of Christian people back during the crusades how a lot of people had killed people just for no reason – just in the name of God,” said Richard Laquerre, another resident who lives near the range.