In the video, Hallinan uses the beloved poem to narrate the story of an attempted attack by ISIS on his on Christmas Eve. The terrorists are thwarted when Hallinan brandishes what appears to be an automatic assault rifle.
Hallinan is known for his critical view on Islam and its practitioners. He has posted several videos defending the 2nd Amendment, claiming racism is on the rise because of President Obama and other American leaders and calling for Americans to “get armed, get trained and carry daily.”
Hallinan banned Muslims from entering his store after Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez killed four Marines and a Navy sailor in a shooting at a military facility in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in July.
Hallinan also made the news in August when he teamed up with George Zimmerman, the man who killed Trayvon Martin in 2012. The unlikely duo joined forces after Zimmerman learned about a lawsuit against Hallinan filed by the Counsel for American/Islamic Relations (CAIR). CAIR filed the lawsuit against Hallinan after he declared his gun shop a “Muslim-free zone,” reports USA Today. CAIR has been designated a terrorist organization by the United Arab Emirates, “placing it in the company of Al Qaeda, Islamic State and others,” writes Fox News. CAIR has been tied to Hamas, a terrorist organization funded by Iran.
Hallinan and Zimmerman worked to sell prints of Zimmerman’s painting of the American flag.