Gun store owner shows up at protest against him

During a peaceful protest against the negative national media attention brought by a gun store owner's ban on Muslim customers, the gun store owner showed up and demonstrated with them.

"The bottom line is, I don't think I'm very well liked at this peace protest," Andy Hallinan, owner of Florida Gun Supply, said.

He has captured national headlines over his "Muslim Free Zone" implemented at the gun store.

Dozens of people gathered to rid Inverness of negative attention and focus on the positive.

"We came across as very hateful and divided and that is not at all what Inverness stands for," Demonstration organizer Morgan Googe explained.

The rally started on the steps of the Old Citrus County Courthouse.

Demonstrators held signs that read "peace, love equality," "coexist," "where is the love," among others.

Many were shocked to see Hallinan walk up and grab a sign in support.

"At the end of the day the message that they have and I have are very similar. The bottom line is we all want world peace. The only difference is I know that there are people out there that want to kill us in the middle of the night, and in order for us to gain world peace, we have to prepare for war," He added.

"Maybe overnight he decided that he does love everybody and if so we are so happy to have him here," Googe told FOX 13.