Tucson Gun Giveaway: What Could Go Wrong? Answer: Everything.

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Shaun McClusky, a failed Republican mayoral candidate, plans to give away dozens of free shotguns in Tucson, Arizona.

Could it be? A worse mayoral candidate than Toronto’s Rob Ford? Yes!

Shaun McClusky told the Tucson Weekly that he was leading a Tucson chapter of the Armed Citizen Project, which launched in Houston earlier this year with a mandate to prove that more guns mean less crime. McClusky has already raised $12,000 in pledges, enough to arm at least three dozen people.

What better way to reduce gun violence than to hand out free shotguns! Sounds like someone has been spending their spare time listening to Wayne LaPierre. And what better place to hand out free guns than in Tuscon, the same town where former U.S. Representive Gabrielle Giffords  and 18 other people were shot. Very appropriate!

When asked if the Armed Citizens Project was hesitant to take its message to Tucson, executive director Kyle Coplen said, “Nope.”

The Tucson program will target the high-crime neighbourhoods of Pueblo Gardens, Midvale Park and the Grant-Campbell area. Participants in these areas will receive a $350 package that includes a background check, training course, cleaning kit, shotgun and ammunition. Oh, I guess if they have a training class, everything will be fine.

But not everyone agrees with this foolproof plan to reduce crime.

“For someone to say it makes sense to be giving away loaded shotguns in high-crime areas is absolute lunacy,” Ward 6 Councilman Steve Kozachik told the Tucson Weekly. “These people have lost their minds.”

Indeed.

Via: The Huffington Post

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