Non Profit Giving Free Guns and Home Defense Training to Houston Neighborhood Residents

June 10 2013
by GSL Staff
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While anti gun advocates across the country are doing their absolute best to disarm law abiding citizens (apparently they think fewer guns will reduce crime), an organization in Texas is doing just the opposite.

stock_shotgunThe Armed Citizens Project is putting more guns into the hands of law abiding citizens. They are also providing training on the use of the guns for home defense. They are also doing this all for FREE.

According to a report on SFGate.com,

“Now we got a round in the chamber ready to go,” Blackford said as he positioned her body on the right way to hold the shotgun. “Look down your sight, put that BB right in the middle of your target and press the trigger.”

Strain’s northwest Houston community of Oak Forest is the first neighborhood in the country being trained and equipped by the Armed Citizen Project, a Houston nonprofit that is giving away free shotguns to single women and residents of neighborhoods with high crime rates.

While many cities have tried gun buy-backs and other tactics in the ongoing national debate on gun control, the nonprofit and its supporters say gun giveaways to responsible owners are actually a better way to deter crime. The organization, which plans to offer training classes in Dallas, San Antonio, and Tucson, Ariz., in the next few weeks, is working to expand its giveaways to 15 cities by the end of the year, including Chicago and New York.

It costs the organization about $300 to arm and train citizens with a 20 gauge, single shot shotgun. I would have personally preferred them to go with one of the popular pump shotguns, but that would have certainly raised costs. The organization has also mentioned in previous statements they wanted to use guns that were less desirable to criminals to steal.

The organization claims their sole goal is to show the impact of private gun ownership of crime in certain neighborhoods.

Read more at SFGate.com.

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