Florida Group Offers Free Shotguns, Says It Finds Takers

Thursday, 26 Sep 2013 07:48 PM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Hundreds of Florida residents accepted an offer this week for a free shotgun, said the director of the Florida branch of the Texas-based Armed Citizens Project.

A website for the group, which offered one free shotgun per household, said the project hopes to create "gun-rich" zones in moderate- to high-crime areas in the United States, to analyze what happens to the crime rate when a neighborhood is saturated with guns.

But Ron Ritter, director of the Florida branch, said guns would be distributed to all comers instead of being concentrated in defined locations. He said the group expects to begin distributing shotguns "in the next 10 days."

Latest: Do You Support the NRA on Gun Rights? Vote in Urgent Poll

The group flooded a quiet Orlando neighborhood on Sunday with fliers about the free shotguns and ammunition for homeowners who pass a background check and take a firearms course.

Geovany Sinche, 40, a hotel maintenance worker who lives in the Sunshine Gardens neighborhood, said he was surprised to receive the offer because, he said, crime is not a significant problem there.

"I don't think giving everyone guns is the solution. If I see something wrong, I call the police," Sinche said.

Ritter said the project also has branches in California, Illinois, Arizona and other states.

Project founder Kyle Coplen could not be reached for comment.
 

© 2014 Thomson/Reuters. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Alan Greenspan Weighs In Against Export-Import Bank

Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 14:08 PM

The former chairman of the Federal Reserve, Alan Greenspan, has said he opposes the renewal of the Export-Import bank wh . . .

Rahm Emanuel Gets Last Word, but Trump Gets His Sign

Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 13:46 PM

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel proposed new rules on Wednesday to establish standards for signs on high-rise buildings along . . .

Catholic 'Kid' Joe Biden Backs Nuns in Battle With Vatican

Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 13:26 PM

Vice President Joe Biden has thrown his support behind rebellious American nuns who have come under fire from the Vatica . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved