Report: Group giving away shotguns in high-crime neighborhoods to test if crime is reduced

Posted at 11:33 AM, Feb 22, 2013
and last updated 2013-02-22 11:33:44-05

According to a report from CBS Houston, a University of Houston graduate student says he’s conducting a study to hopefully answer the question being asked across the country, “Do more guns reduce crime or not?”

The report says Kyle Coplen, who founded the Armed Citizens Project, is giving away 20-gauge single-shot shotguns to residents in mid- and high-crime neighborhoods to test whether or not the weapon will help reduce crime in the area.

All recipients must first pass a background check and have lived in their current home for longer than one year. They must also pass a safety and tactical course offered by the group.

What are your thoughts on this?

Read the complete story from CBS Houston HERE.