Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan declared a state of emergency and activated the National Guard after riots erupted in Baltimore on Monday.... despite the mayor giving the
Chaos and violence erupted on the streets of Baltimore late Monday as protesters clashed with police, several of whom were injured.
"This afternoon, a group of outrageous criminals attacked our officers. Right now, we have seven officers that have serious injuries, including broken bones, and one officer who is unconscious," Capt. Eric Kowalczyk told reporters.
"...we also gave those who wished to destroy space to do that as well.”I'll pass on the opportunity to point out the absurdity of a public official ceding control of her city to thugs and criminals so they can rampage and destroy with impunity. Instead, I'll focus on what obama's Justice Department is doing.
No, the Baltimore riots haven't attracted the interest of the Justice Department (other than to investigate the cops). But what does have the DOJ's panties in a wad is the refusal of an Arkansas gun range to allow muslims to fire weapons there.
The Department of Justice announced Friday that it is monitoring an Arkansas gun range on the grounds that it refuses to allow Muslims from shooting weapons at the facility.No, it's just common sense: preventing potential terrorists from honing their skills, and possibly turning their weapons on other patrons.
The Washington Post reported Friday that the department was “monitoring the matter,” but no indication was given as to whether or not a full investigation into the Gun Cave Shooting Range in Hot Springs, or its owner, Jan Morgan, would be launched.
The Justice Department’s action came about as a result of two advocacy groups requesting an investigation into the shooting range’s anti-Muslim policy.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations wrote to the Department last year, arguing that the range was “systemically banning Muslims from a place of business” and that doing so was “a violation of federal laws prohibiting racial and religious discrimination.”
Upon hearing the news of the DOJ’s investigation, CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations - a designated terrorist organization) civil rights litigation director Jenifer Wicks told the Post:
“We welcome this positive development and hope it leads to a thorough investigation of clear violations of the civil rights of American Muslims and those perceived to be Muslim by the gun range owner.”The Arkansas chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union also asked for a federal investigation in January.
Morgan is apparently ready to handle whatever the DOJ can throw at her. She wrote on her website Saturday that she has “been under the watchful eyes of federal law enforcement authorities for a long time” because of “years of death threats” from Muslims:
“I have nothing to hide. I have no secrets from the federal government.”She also told The Examiner that she will be ready to handle a federal investigation if one is ultimately launched against her, saying:
“I was prepared to fight this from day one.She added that anything less “would be irresponsible, reckless, and life threatening.”
I will close my business before I will make any compromises that could jeopardize the safety and security of the members who shoot here… [I] will continue to follow the advise [sic] of two agencies within the DOJ to protect and defend my own life, as well as the lives of innocent American citizens in my presence, from any and all threats of violence connected to, and or associated with any and all terrorist organizations.”
Morgan declared her gun range to be a “Muslim-free zone” last September:
I have officially declared my business, The Gun Cave Indoor Shooting Range, a MUSLIM FREE ZONE.
While many critics thought she would face a backlash in the form of reduced sales following the announcement, business soared...Gee, what a surprise. One of these days I'll have to go on a road trip to visit her place. Not just to shoot, but to check out the owner as well...
|Jan Morgan, owner of the Gun Cave Shooting Range|