Tucson man wants to hand out guns and ammo
Updated: Thursday, March 28 2013, 08:55 AM EDT
TUCSON, Arizona (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A man in Tucson, Arizona is pushing a new plan to hand out guns and ammo to people in the city.
This is drawing a lot of backlash as Tucson was the scene of a deadly mass shooting just two years ago where Jared Loughner is accused of killing six people and injuring a dozen more, including former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.
But Shaun McClusky, who is the man behind the gun proposal, says handing out free shotguns and boxes of ammo in high crime neighborhoods will make those areas safer.
"Well, if you're a criminal are you going to, if you have a placard outside the neighborhood that says this neighborhood protected my armed citizens, are you going to break into that neighborhood? Are you going to the next neighborhood and go to the least common denominator?" said Shaun McClusky.
McClusky says he has raised $12,000 for the program so far.
He also says gun training and background checks would be required before anyone received one of the free weapons.