Skip to comments.IN:Man plans to bring free shotgun project to Indy
Posted on 11/20/2013 7:19:38 AM PST by marktwain
INDIANAPOLIS/HOUSTON An Indiana native wants to arm law-abiding citizens in high crime areas throughout Indianapolis with free shotguns in an effort to help people protect their homes and families.
Kyle Coplen was born and raised in Rochester, Indiana. He studied at Ball State University and then moved to Houston, Texas, to continue his eduction. Earlier this year, he created the Armed Citizen Project (ACP), as part of a thesis project that will provide research for his theory that firearms can deter crime.
Guns are used to stop over four million crimes a year. Ninety percent of the time that a gun is used to stop a crime, it doesnt even need to be fired, he tells Fox 59. The study thats gonna come out of this, doing this all across the country and multiple cities, we can prove hopefully what our hypothesis is and thats that criminals have no intention of dying in your hallway.
Hes already arming dozens of people in Texas and has plans to bring his movement to Indianapolis. But before he does, Fox 59′s Aishah Hasnie flew to Houston to get an exclusive, up-close look at his program.
Coplen first took us to a neighborhood in Houston he is arming right now. Its a working class area that criminals seem to love.
The area we chose has 400 houses in it. They had 107 home invasions last year. Which is close to two a week. So yeah, this neighborhood was in desperate need, he said as he walked us around.
In fact, this is the neighborhood where it all started. He pointed out the home of Elbert Wood, a 93-year-old U.S. veteran whose home was broken into and vandalized. The story moved Coplen to do something.
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It also serves to make these women more independent.
There is a high legal risk though.
If a gun is used in a crime by a recipient.
Gotta be careful with that strategy:
Looks like the Bishop mentioned the article is into pyramid schemes.
You mean the Bishop that is opposed to people having guns, right?
I am not sure of what point you are making. Could you please explain it?
His African American Restoration Movement mentions “fundraising marketing” or some such stuff. I took it as “multi level marketing”.