The Armed Citizen Project - "Deterring Crime by Empowering Neighborhoods" - is spearheading a drive to make shotguns available to selected residents, including single mothers, in the Houston area. It expects to continue the project in other cities. The project will also train the shotgun recipient in the use of the firearm. The recipient must pass a background check.
In New York City the project will be expanded to "homeowners."
http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/...#ixzz2WHVlEqGJHis privately funded group wants to give New Yorkers in high-crime areas a $200 shotgun and free weapons training — assuming applicants pass all the legal background checks.
Apparently not illegal. Seems responsible, once you accept that more guns are a solution.
Just how useful - in terms of meeting the exigencies of a break-in or rape - will a shotgun be?