Former Tucson, Arizona mayoral candidate raising money to give away free shotguns in high-crime areas

Oh, for the love of Goddess…

If you don’t believe the headline of this post, I really don’t blame you. I myself was skeptical until I clicked the link to the Arizona Daily Star article and was forced to confront the unfortunate fact that there are actually people this stupid, this unbelievably moronic roaming the earth.

But there it was, in black and white: “Ex-Tucson mayoral hopeful McClusky plans free shotguns for high-crime areas”.

Tucson residents living in crime-ridden areas could soon receive free shotguns.

Operating on the premise an armed neighborhood is a safer neighborhood, a group led by former mayoral candidate Shaun McClusky is raising money to purchase shotguns and provide training for anyone who lives in a mid- to high-crime neighborhood and can pass a background check.

The project is part of a developing nationwide movement to see if more guns really do translate into less crime.

McClusky said he’s bringing the program to Tucson because the City Council has failed to properly fund the Police Department, leaving many residents easy targets for criminals.

“We need to take back our city, and it needs to come back to the citizens and not the criminals,” McClusky said. “Right now, the criminal element is winning.” {…}

[E]ach gun will cost $205, which includes a box of ammunition.

This is just… I mean how can you…? What could possibly…? Why on earth would…? I can’t… What the…?

Habadda habadda habadda…

[Via Daily Kos via Think Progress]

[Facepalm CC image credit: Alex Proimos | Flickr]

  • http://www.facebook.com/joseph.kasak.9 Joseph Kasak

    So when did they legalize vigilante justice?

  • http://twitter.com/eshowoman Friday Foster-ABWW

    So if innocent people get hurt can they sue his crazy ass?

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  • BrainMatter2

    How’s those gun bans working out in Chicago and Washington D.C. liberals?

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