The Armed Citizen Project is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to training and arming residents in mid-high crime areas with defensive shotguns, for free! In training and arming law-abiding residents, we are saturating neighborhoods with defensive weapons, and measuring the effect that a heavily armed society has on crime rates.
We are also dedicated to training and arming vulnerable women. We recently trained and arm a group of Houston women. Fighting the war on women, one free shotgun at a time [...]
It is our belief that gun-rights activists must take the offensive, and actively encourage the increased presence of defensive weapons in society.[...]
The goal is to find if there exists a causal link between an increase in the presence of firearms and the level of crime.
If a gang of four breaks into your house, it is best for your wife to be equipped with 30 rounds of .223 if possible, and we fully support the decision of firearm owners to be prepared for all eventualities. [...]
Even if, heaven-forbid, one of our weapons is misused in a manner causing injury or death, one would have to accept the premise that guns, not people, cause crime, in order to find us liable. I will not play into the hands of the anti-gun establishment. The future belongs to the bold, we must fight.
What could possibly go wrong? But how generous of them to hand out firearms to poor, helpless, vulnerable women who will clearly become expert enough to scramble for their guns, aim accurately, and hit their target(s) while scared out of their wits after being startled out of a deep sleep. Or while barefoot and pregnant in the kitchen preparing a wholesome meal for their man and the triplets. Or while realizing they may have forgotten to keep the doors locked.
Nevertheless, the Armed Citizen Project thinks they need shotguns to kill all those intrusive bad guys. Does that include the intrusive bad guys who invade their vaginas with ultrasound probes? But I digress.
Think Progress is reporting that now this group wants to hand out free shotguns to 50 residents of a Houston, Texas neighborhood. They believe that cities with higher crime rates would benefit, so once applicants complete a firearms course and background check, they get their free gun! Who could ask for a better program than that? Not the NRA or gun makers:
Women are an increasingly important consumer base to gun manufacturers and the NRA, a trend visible in the rise of typically exploitive, sexist marketing. But the real effect guns have on women’s security is exactly the reverse. A gun in the home often risks accidental deaths or suicide attempts, while it is also invariably more dangerous to women in abusive relationships. Women are not safer with guns, despite the NRA and allies’ insistence that gun violence prevention is anti-feminist... [T]he best research out there shows that the number of guns and gun deaths go hand-in-hand.
Of course, these same shotgun providers are undoubtedly "pro-lifers," too, right?