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Controversial Program has Gun Rights Group Giving Free Guns to Residents

Controversial Program has Gun Rights Group Giving Free Guns to Residents

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.

WESH-TV reports 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.

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