Owner of ‘Muslim-free’ gun range considers governor bid
By Jennifer Cruz
Jan Morgan is a conservative motorcycling-riding, gun-toting woman who may run for Arkansas governor next year. (Photo: Facebook)
The owner of a Hot Springs gun range, who gained national attention after declaring her business “Muslim-free,” suggested this week she may seek a spot in the 2018 Arkansas gubernatorial race.
“People have by the thousands come to me and said you’re the only person with a large enough base to do something about the problems we’re having in our state and to deal with the establishment Republican Party that is not listening to the needs of the people,” Jan Morgan told the Associated Press.
In a Facebook post Wednesday, Morgan called Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s actions during his first term “completely unacceptable.” She said Hutchinson “campaigns like a conservative Republican but governs like a liberal Democrat.”
Taxes and other revenue-related issues, healthcare, religious freedom, single-sex use of restrooms, and the Second Amendment are among Morgan’s current beefs with Hutchinson, who previously announced his plans to seek re-election, and already has more than $1 million in his campaign account. Morgan said she is currently forming an exploratory committee, and will soon launch a statewide listening tour before she decides on whether or not to enter