Flo. owner sells 'Muslim Free Zone' signs

Posted at 12:38 PM, Dec 11, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-11 13:38:39-05

A Florida gun store owner who made international headlines is at it again. He’s selling a new product meant to stir things up.

“What we are finding is that people are afraid of radical Islam. They are afraid of political correctness,” said Hallinan.

2 Works for You sister station, WFTS in Tampa Bay, reports that Hallinan made a video in July declaring Florida Gun Supply in Inverness as a "Muslim free zone."

Since then, he said he’s received thousands of calls and emails.

“And for every person, we have what seems like 300 or 400 that are in support,” he said.

Presidential contender Donald Trump’s recent statements about banning all Muslim entry to the United States seem to echo what Hallinan’s been talking about.

“If we don’t have data behind who they are, we don’t know who their ties are. We don’t know who these people are coming overseas,” said Hallinan.

Now Hallinan is taking his "Muslim Free Zone" idea and selling a take-home version.

For $24.99, you can buy a small red sign in the shape of a stop sign.

It says: "Warning: This home is a Muslim Free Zone."

“Just because someone is wearing a turban doesn’t make them a terrorist,” said Jessica Sensini.

Sensini said she can imagine some of her fellow Citrus County, Florida residents buying one, but she won’t be one of them.

“This country was built on freedom of religion and immigrants, so people need to be more educated on that fact,” she said.

“What these signs are meant to do is if you see something say something. It’s definitely something humorous. And we don’t in any way think every Muslim is bad,” said Hallinan.

Hallinan said he just started offering the sign, and so far has has only sold a handful.

Last month a federal judge threw out a lawsuit filed by a the Council on American-Islamic relations (CAIR) against Hallinan.

CAIR argued calling the store a Muslim free zone amounted to religious discrimination.

The judge ruled the store’s policy “did not present an imminent and concrete threat to Muslim people.”