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'Muslim Free' Gun Range Owner Running for Arkansas Governor

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(Kansas City Star)

By    |   Tuesday, 02 January 2018 05:40 PM

A woman who declared her gun range "Muslim free" in 2014 is now running for Arkansas governor.

Jan Morgan, a Republican, announced her candidacy on New Year's Eve. In September 2014, she made headlines by saying the gun range she owns in Hot Springs, Arkansas would not allow Muslims.

"Why would I want to rent or sell a gun and ammunition to someone who aligns himself with a religion that commands him to kill me?" she said at the time. "I will do whatever is necessary to provide a safe environment for my customers, even at the cost of the increased threats and legal problems this decision will likely provoke."

Current Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson is running for a second term this year. Morgan will go against him in the state's GOP primary. No other Republicans have joined the race to date.

Morgan has criticized Hutchinson as someone who "campaigns like a conservative Republican but governs like a liberal Democrat." If elected, Morgan would become Arkansas' first female governor.

Jared Henderson, a former executive director of the nonprofit Teach For America, is running on the Democratic side.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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