The Armed Citizen Project is giving away free shotguns in Houston, Tuscon, Indy, New York and yes, Chicago:
- The Armed Citizen Project, with the support of the National Rifle Association, hopes to provide free shotguns to citizens of 15 cities by the end of the year, reports CBS Chicago.
The group, based in Houston, announced their goal at the NRA convention this week. Free guns have already been given away in Houston.
Kyle Coplen, the group's founder, plans to arm residents of middle- to high-crime areas, and wants to arm one fourth of the neighborhood. The group also aims to provide signs to let potential criminals know the areas are armed.
The sign thing seems a little much - after all, who doesn't like a surprise? Why point out who has a shotgun as it may make certain houses targets. Better they should break in and be surprised like everyone else.