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Tucson effort would give residents free shotguns

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by wk4036, Mar 27, 2013.

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  1. wk4036

    wk4036 Member

    Sep 24, 2012
    SW, Michigan
    TUCSON, Ariz.—A former mayoral candidate in Tucson is launching a privately funded program to provide residents of a crime-prone part of the city with free shotguns so they can defend themselves against criminals.
    Shaun McClusky says the program modeled after one recently launched in Houston would provide training and enough money to buy a basic shotgun to residents who pass background checks.

    McClusky says citizens need to do more to protect themselves because city government is failing to do the job.

    According to the Arizona Daily Star ( http://bit.ly/10hCTiP), several City Council members say the effort is out of touch with community needs and values.

    McClusky withdrew from the 2011 Tucson mayoral race because of questions about his ballot eligibility.

    The effort in Houston is called the Armed Citizens Project.

    Read more: Tucson effort would give residents free shotguns - The Denver Post http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_22882277/tucson-effort-would-give-residents-free-shotguns#ixzz2Old9PREH
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  2. wireguy

    wireguy TS Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    Political grandstanding. Sounds good on paper but in my opinion those people are unarmed mostly by being too unwilling to put out the effort to arm themselves. If you think your life is worth something buy a gun and get someone to show you how to use it.
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