Members of the Armed Citizen Project says they are looking to arm residents of an Orlando, Florida neighborhood with shotguns in an effort to stop crime.
Shotguns on display during the 8th Annual East Coast Fine Arms Show in Stamford, Connecticut January 6, 2013.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- A gun group is offering free shotguns to residents in a central Florida neighborhood.
Member of the Armed Citizen Project say arming residents is a way to stop crime in the area. They've recently been handing out fliers in the Sunshine Gardens neighborhood near Orlando.
Florida program director Ron Ritter says his group hopes to work with gun manufacturers and dealers to provide free or discounted guns to homeowners. He says the effort is "perfectly legal."
But resident Robin McLaughlin tells the television station she's not interested. She has lived in the neighborhood for 25 years and sees no reason to arm residents.