Jan Morgan, a long-time Conservative commentator, owns a gun range. And last year declared her business a “Muslim Free Zone” citing safety as her biggest concern.
“I refuse to train the next Islamic (sic) terrorist,” which was on her site, saying that “countless others” have contacted her private, expressing their support for her decision. She owns the Gun Cave Indoor Firing Range and will face Asa Hutchinson in the Republican primary.
“Are Muslims invited?” asked a commenter on Facebook.
Morgan’s official page responded: “This is a public event not a private business that has to adhere to federal law. Therefore like any citizen are free (sic) to attend.”
Of course, some folks weren’t happy about that whatsoever: “It’s unfortunately similar to what we’ve historically seen with public business accommodations in the South during the 1960s that literally advertised black people weren’t allowed,” Jenifer Wicks, litigation director for the Council on American-Islamic Relations, told the Guardian. “She seems to have turned that on its face.”
Since her article, gun ranges and stores in six states have followed her lead.
Morgan wrote that the “Second Amendment is my line in the sand,” adding the Greek phrase, Molon Labe or “come and take them.” Morgan calls herself “genetically conservative” and has said, “I ride my own Harley.”
“My American Dream is to wake up one day to discover I no longer have to fight. My dream is a victorious end to the constant attacks on our Constitution and Bill of Rights by our own citizens and an out-of-control government,” Morgan writes on the site.
“I have devoted my time and energy to fighting the persistent attacks on the Second Amendment because, without it, we have no means to defend the remaining Bill of Rights,” Morgan says on her site.
Jan Morgan announced her campaign for governor of Arkansas on New Year’s Eve. “A new year and the dawn of a new day for Arkansas,” she said.