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Old 02-21-2013, 09:31 PM
 
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This is one program you won't see in NYC, LA or Chitown:
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HOUSTON (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?”

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, according to the group’s website. Coplen says the weapons are not of much value to criminals, but are especially useful for citizens looking to protect themselves from criminals.
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Old 02-21-2013, 10:30 PM
 
Location: Houston(Screwston),TX
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I wouldn't mind a free shotgun!!!
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Old 02-21-2013, 10:47 PM
 
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We all know if you want to protect yourself get a double barrel shotgun. If there's ever a problem, just walk out on the balcony here, walk out, put that double-barreled shotgun and fire two blasts outside the house. I promise you, whoever's coming in is not going to.

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Old 02-22-2013, 05:39 AM
 
Location: Charleston Sc and Western NC
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If you fired off two rounds of buck shot from your apartment balcony in Fondren Sw, it will stop them immediately. Fer sure. I mean, they're only standing 10 feet away kicking or shooting in your door.

Guns are a last resort option, after common sense,locks and alarms.And if its your last resort, it needs to be a lethal one.

Ps: Biden " watches too many movies."

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Old 02-22-2013, 10:27 AM
 
Location: Austin, Texas
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How does he know he's not giving guns to the criminals themselves?
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Old 02-22-2013, 10:37 AM
 
Location: Clear Lake Area
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Sounds like Saturday Night Special 2.0
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Old 02-22-2013, 10:44 AM
 
Location: Charleston Sc and Western NC
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How does he know he's not giving guns to the criminals themselves?
They already have guns...real guns. A shotgun isn't going to empower them anymore than they already are. Except maybe now they can go duck hunting.
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Old 02-22-2013, 10:45 AM
 
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They already have guns...real guns. A shotgun isn't going to empower them anymore than they already are. Except maybe now they can go duck hunting.
A single shot shotgun is more likely to be used as a club than a firearm in the case of a break-in or attack.
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Old 02-22-2013, 06:14 PM
 
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A single shot shotgun is more likely to be used as a club than a firearm in the case of a break-in or attack.
The homeowner knows he's got a single-shot shotgun. The B&E artist will generally see the outline of a long gun and skedaddle. There are easier targets out there - he's just looking for some supplemental income, not the chance to test his reaction time against someone who's got the drop on him. It only takes about 2 to 3 seconds to reload one of these things, and the intruder has no clue if the homeowner also has a pistol, a machete or a meat cleaver as his backup weapon. Bottom line is that the intruder knows he's in for a fight, and it's not worth the risk of getting injured or worse going up against someone who's psychologically prepared for him.
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Old 02-22-2013, 06:17 PM
 
Location: Charleston Sc and Western NC
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2 or 3 seconds?? You've never reloaded under pressure have you? Not trying to argue, or be snotty, but as someone who handles hunting weapons regularly ..its not that easy even when trying to shoot fowl when excited. Imagine trying to protect yourself.
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