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story.lead_photo.caption FILE — Jan Morgan speaks during a TEA Party of Union County Make America Great Again rally on the county square in El Dorado in this 2017 file photo.

The Arkansas gun-range owner running for governor said Friday that she's been informed by the FBI that she is on the Islamic State's hit list, the Texarkana Gazette reported.

Nancy Carlton, a spokeswoman for Jan Morgan's campaign, told Arkansas Online that the statement about the Islamic State is "old news" and that the gun-range owner has been on the list for two years. Carlton said the campaign could not provide any documentation to prove the claim.

"When I was working as a television reporter here in the Texarkana area, I chased the bad guys down — now I'm chasing the bad guys down in the state capital," Morgan reportedly said at the Friday meet-and-greet in Fouke.

She also emphasized the differences between her and incumbent Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson, including her agreement with the White House's stance on immigration and her belief in cutting business regulations and government spending, according to the newspaper.

Morgan owns the Gun Cave shooting range in Hot Springs. In 2014, she drew national media attention by declaring her gun range a "Muslim Free Zone," saying that she was concerned about the safety of other customers if Muslims patronized her business.

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  • cain60660gmailcom
    January 23, 2018 at 4:10 p.m.

    Is that what the voices in her head tell her?

  • kt2235
    January 23, 2018 at 4:17 p.m.

    Genetically conservative yet mentally erratic. What a combination.

  • kt2235
    January 23, 2018 at 4:19 p.m.

    Can she see the Middle East from Hot Springs, too?

  • BoudinMan
    January 23, 2018 at 4:37 p.m.

    Cue the guys with the butterfly nets.

  • information19
    January 23, 2018 at 4:38 p.m.

    why would they even bother? she's not that big of a deal.

    January 23, 2018 at 5:50 p.m.


  • Teedog
    January 23, 2018 at 6:32 p.m.

    Yet another embarrassment for the state of Arkansas that the DG and national media will surely latch on to, and follow, because they don't have the strength of character to ignore it. Interesting that this "meet and greet" was held in Fouke, the very small, very rural Miller County village best known for its creation of the "Fouke Monster" as "witnessed" a few decades ago by a poor inebriated local ne'er-do-well who supposedly ran through a closed screen door at the time trying to elude the imaginary creature. (It was rumored at the time that the "monster" was actually an ex-wife trying to get past due financial support out of the man.) Easy to see the parallels here: Individuals with little to no credibility, creating imaginary issues to gain their proverbial 15 minutes. It worked with the Fouke Monster. They made a locally produced feature film out of the story that gained the little town a few tourists for a while. With reality TV and the national media as it is, who knows?; maybe this governor's candidate will be rewarded with the same short-lived embarrassing attention for themselves and the great state of Arkansas.

  • MaxCady
    January 23, 2018 at 10:23 p.m.

    Wonder how she feels about rusty guns??

  • independentlythinking
    January 24, 2018 at 5:14 a.m.


  • ahelms
    January 24, 2018 at 9:06 a.m.

    She's perfect for fox news.