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Friday, May 3, 2013

Arming Law-abiding Citizens in Mid-high Crime Areas

While attending the NRA-ILA Grassroots Seminar this morning I met Kyle Coplen with the Armed Citizen Project.  He and his partner are here promoting the Armed Citizen Project, a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to training and arming residents in mid-high crime areas with defensive shotguns, for free.  The post card that they were distributing notes:

In training and arming law-abiding residents, we are saturating neighborhoods with defensive weapons, and measuring the effect that a heavily armed society has on crime rates.
They began here in Houston but are planning to expand into Northern Virginia.  They look for participation in the community and the more responses they receive, the greater the likelihood that a neighborhood will be chosen.  Neighborhoods that are interested in participating can visit their web sight and fill out the form at ArmedCitizenProject.org.

Participants must be able to pass a background check, be a homeowner in the area and pass the organization's legal, safety, and tactical training.

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