(NEWSWEEK) — A Florida gun shop owner has banned Muslims from entering his store.
Andy Hallinan, owner of Florida Gun Supply in Inverness, declared his business a "Muslim-free zone" in an online video. He says the move is his response to the fatal shooting last week in Chattanooga, Tennessee, where Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez, 24, a Kuwait-born U.S. citizen, killed four U.S. Marines and a U.S. Navy Petty Officer during a shooting rampage. Abdulazeez also died.
Authorities are investigating the suspect's 2014 trip to the Middle East to determine if he had contact with any extremists. He reportedly blogged about Islamic subjects, and his father was once investigated for terrorist ties. Abdulazeez has not been linked to any terrorist organization.
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