Monday, July 22, 2013

Gun buyback program arms single women and poor

Forget the government buyback programs that destroy guns after collecting them. The Armed Citizen Project is a private program that gives the guns to single mothers and the urban poor.

“We see this as a buyback we can believe in, one that removes old and unused firearms from homes of existing gun owners, and uses them to create new responsible gun owners in our own communities,” Kyle Coplen, the Armed Citizen Project’s founder, said in a statement from the organization.

The group accepts both monetary and firearm donations. Donated guns are provided, with training, after background checks are performed, according to the statement.

On Aug. 10 the group will have its inaugural National Empowerment Day, with plans to train as many as 500 women, and arm entire neighborhoods in crime-ridden cities.

“We’ve combined Joe Biden’s love of shotguns with Obama’s love of redistribution,” Caplen said.

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