April 1st, 2013
11:19 PM ET

Plan to hand out shotguns stirs debate

Former Tucson, Arizona, mayoral candidate Shaun McClusky is leading a campaign to make shotguns available to needy and willing residents as a way of reducing crime in three troubled neighborhoods. Miguel Marquez spoke with McClusky and others in the city about the Armed Citizen Project and found a mixed response.

McClusky says the idea is not just to arm and train, but also to warn lawbreakers that residents are protecting themselves with the weapons. "By flyering the entire neighborhood and making the entire neighborhood aware that this program is coming to your neighborhood, the criminal elements are bound to see the flyer and say now what? Which house has a gun? Which house doesn't have a gun?"

Read more about the program to hand out free shotguns

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  1. James

    The crime rate will literally drop to zero in this town! Love it!

    April 3, 2013 at 9:14 am |
  2. DaveW

    Guns endanger more than they protect. Jesus asked us to love one another, but it's hard to love your neighbor when you're holding a shotgun.

    April 2, 2013 at 9:12 pm |

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