Pro Gun Group to Give Out Free Shotguns to Florida Residents for Self Defense
The Armed Citizen Project’s goal is simple, to arm and train people in medium-high crime areas.
The group gives free shotguns to eligible people in such areas. They already have operations in Houston, TX and Tucson, AZ.
Now the group is looking to expand to Florida. Residents of Sunshine Gardens, just outside of Orlando, will have the opportunity to take part in the program.
According CBS News,
Ron Ritter, president of the Armed Citizen Project of Florida, said the donated guns will reach their new owners through participating dealers or gun shops.
The new owners will have to pass a background check and also complete gun safety training, Ritter said Wednesday.
“It’s not one of those things when we hand a gun to someone and don’t hear from them again,” Ritter said. “We’re going to keep in touch if someone is receiving a donation.”
According to the Armed Citizen Project’s website,
The Armed Citizen Project is dedicated to facilitating the arming of law abiding citizens, and analyzing the relationship between increased firearm availability and rates. We are choosing mid-high crime neighborhoods in cities across America, and offering defensive weapons to citizens that can pass a background check, and that will take our safety, legal, and tactical training. The data that we collect will be used in the completion of a policy study that will measure the deterrent effects of firearms on crime.