A group in Texas is giving away free shotguns to residents and they will soon be coming to Indianapolis to do the same. Justin Dupuy with the Armed Citizen Project says they are offering free shotguns to residents in high-crime areas.
“There‘s people in their homes that are scared to walk from their car to their house for fear someone‘s going to stick ‘em up and we‘d like that to change,” Dupuy says. “We‘d like someone to be there and empower them with a weapon.
Those who want a shotgun must submit to a background check and must go through training on how to properly operate the shotgun.
The group was founded by a college student named Kyle Copeland, who once lived in Indianapolis.
Dupuy says they plan on bringing the project to Indianapolis and many other cities across the country. He says the group sees this as a humanitarian mission.
Dupuy adds there is no timetable on when the group will come to Indy but it will be sometime in 2013.