Gun rights advocate who declared firing range 'Muslim-free' exploring bid for Governor

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A gun rights advocate who once declared her firing range "Muslim-free" says she's exploring challenging Arkansas' governor in the state's Republican primary next year.

Jan Morgan said Tuesday she's forming an exploratory committee and will travel around Arkansas as she considers whether to run against Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson next year. Hutchinson announced in May that he was seeking a second term.

Morgan owns the Gun Cave Indoor Shooting Range in Hot Springs and frequently appears on cable television as a commentator. In 2014, she announced she would ban Muslims from her gun range. Earlier this year, she criticized legislation Hutchinson approved that exempted college sporting events from laws expanding where concealed guns are allowed.

No Democrats have announced a bid yet to unseat Hutchinson.

© 2017 Associated Press


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