May 5, 2013
A gun advocacy group announced this weekend their hope to distribute free shotguns to unarmed people living in some of the most high-crime areas of 15 U.S. cities, including Chicago.
The Houston-based Armed Citizen Project announced at the National Rifle Association convention that they want to expand their gun giveaway program to hundreds of people living in major cities by the end of the year.
Kyle Coplen, the group’s founder, said he believes the program — which has already been launched in Houston and Tucson — will help deter crime. New York and Detroit are also on the group’s list of cities they are hoping to reach with their project. According to WGN, 100 people in Houston have already signed up.