She made national headlines for “refus(ing) to train the next Islamic terrorist,” and now she’s running for governor to bring a “new day for Arkansas.”
Right before 2017 came to an end, Jan Morgan, the owner of the Gun Cave Indoor Firing Range who stirred up controversy in 2014 by declaring her range a “Muslim Free Zone,” announced via video that she’s throwing her hat in the ring against incumbent Republican Governor Asa Hutchinson.
Here’s Morgan’s announcement, in which she blasts those “skeptics” who’ve doubted the people of her state, slams the establishment politicians for over-taxing, over-regulating, and enslaving citizens with entitlements, and expresses optimism about the future of the state:
In the election, she’ll face off against Hutchinson, who won the governorship in 2014.
That same year, Morgan gained national attention by posting a message on social media declaring that her gun range was officially a “Muslim Free Zone.”
“I refuse to train the next [I]slamic terrorist,” she wrote.
As the Kansas City Star notes, Morgan’s policy came under the scrutiny not just of civil liberties groups, including the controversial pro-Islam activist group CAIR, but also the U.S. Department of Justice, which said they were keeping an eye on her establishment in 2015.
As might be expected, guns appear to be among the top campaign issues for Morgan, who has become one of the most vocal advocates for furthering Second Amendment rights, including open-carry laws. Here’s an example of Morgan’s explosive brand of promoting gun rights from last summer:
Morgan has become an analyst on Fox News, where she’s been brought on to address a range of hot button topics. Here she is arguing for the need to arm more citizens rather than fewer:
Here’s Morgan after Hillary Clinton’s notorious “basket of deplorables” comment discussing the Left’s strategy of using insulting labels against their political enemies: