Pennsylvania : A gun store owner in Jackson Center, Pennsylvania said that he does not feel safe selling guns to Muslims and supporters of Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
Paul Chandler, the owner of Altra Firearms in Pennsylvania, says he turns these types of customers away at his door. The 54-year-old business owner posted a sign on the door of Altra Firearms conveying those rules, and he’s currently running an ad in a local newspaper declaring: “Please No Muslims or Hillary Supporters — We do not feel safe selling to terrorists!”
Chandler told ThinkProgress that, as the owner of a store that brands itself as “politically incorrect firearms,” he is free to turn Democrats and Muslims away, The Arab American News reported.
“She’s clearly stated that she doesn’t think Americans should have what she calls ‘assault weapons’ or even guns themselves,” he said about Clinton. “It’s incrementalism,” he added. “She will take one gun away and then she’ll take the next gun and the next gun until finally there’re no guns. So if you’re supporting her, I’m not going to arm you.”
Previously, Chandler said he had had a sign on his door-telling supporters of President Obama to “go to hell,” and that he has never been comfortable selling firearms to Muslims.
“They want to destroy America, they want to destroy the American way of life,” he said. “And so we’re putting more and more Muslims, and I don’t feel safe arming them.”
Gun stores in Florida and Oklahoma have declared themselves “Muslim-free zones” in the last two years, with at least one being sued for discrimination. A lawsuit brought against a Florida gun store making that claim was dismissed because the policy didn’t represent an imminent and concrete threat to Muslim people, and because no Muslim had actually ever been denied service at the store.