A Trump-supporting, gun rights activist who declared her shooting range a ‘Muslim Free Zone’ has announced her bid for governor of Arkansas.
Former-journalist, Jan Morgan revealed in a campaign video she would be challenging the state’s current Republican governor in May.
The gun range owner describes herself as a ‘National Spokesperson Citizens for Trump, analyst Fox Business, NRA, State Police Certified Firearms Instructor, Award winning TV Investigative Journalist’.
In the campaign video, Morgan says:
I am committed to fight for you, but I can only do so much from the position of citizen activist. If you want me to be your voice, I need a better position to fight from. Strategically speaking, that would be the governors seat.
She also says she has spent the ‘past six months’ travelling around Arkansas and talking with people of ‘all walks of life’ – and highlights her connections to the Tea Party – a libertarian-leaning movement on the fringes of the Republican party.
In September 2014, Morgan was the centre of publicity when she published a post on her personal website titled ‘Why I Want My Range to be a Muslim Free Zone’ and in it proceeded to lay out the reasons she didn’t want any Muslims attending the gun range she owns.
Writing in the blog, she says: ‘I refuse to train the next Islamic terrorist.’
Why would I hand a loaded gun to a Muslim and allow him to shoot lethal weapons next to people his Koran commands him to kill?
Oh and get this, she writes:
In response to those who believe there are ‘peaceful’ Muslims in America who have no ill will toward non-Muslims.
I understand that not all Muslims are terrorists. I also believe there are as many Muslims who do not know what is in their Koran as there are Christians who do not know what is in their Bible. However, I hold adults accountable for the religion or organisations they align themselves with.
On her site, she has been discussing her campaign to run for governor.
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.
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.
She states her ‘goal’ is to repeal ‘the thousands of gun control laws on the books in America so we can return to our Founders’ original position on gun rights’.
Oh jolly good.
Across the media, Morgan has actually been referred to as a ‘mini-Trump’ which she sees as a compliment!?
The GOP’s newest “Mini-Trump”… I’ll take that as a compliment ? pic.twitter.com/eQxmxzHdGA
— Jan Morgan (@JanMorgan_) January 3, 2018
This person reflected my thoughts perfectly:
Jan Morgan has officially announced her candidacy for Governor of Arkansas pic.twitter.com/PFTu4a8hpP
— Justin Gunderman (@JustinGunderman) January 1, 2018
Sounds pretty hateful to me.