Organizer of free gun program to approach other neighborhoods - Tucson News Now

Organizer of free gun program to approach other neighborhoods

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

A former mayoral candidate offering free shotguns to residents in high-crime areas is prepared to take the program to other parts of Tucson, if neighborhood leaders give him the cold shoulder.

Shaun McClusky is now a volunteer with the Armed Citizens Project.  Here in Tucson, the program would provide a free shotgun with the help of a local weapons retailer.  The program would require a background check and training.  The whole package would cost $400 per participating resident.

McClusky is making this offer to several Tucson neighborhoods including Midvale Park.  President of the Midvale Park Neighborhood Association does not like the idea.

"If we wanted to give out pitch forks and torches we can do that from the back of a truck," Miller said.  "We don't need to train anyone on how to go after the ogre  We can do that, but we're against vigilantes."

McClusky said he plans to post fliers throughout the Midvale Park neighborhood, and if no one is interested in participating in the program, he can move to other neighborhoods.  However he says he's received many emails and phone calls from residents, some if in Midvale Park.

"If we continue to receive them after we flier them then we will move forward," McClusky said.  "If not, by simple supply and demand, we will move to other neighborhoods. We've had numerous requests from all over Tucson."

Copyright 2013 Tucson News Now.  All rights reserved.

  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • After Craigslist scam, man can't enter his own home

    After Craigslist scam, man can't enter his own home

    Saturday, July 22 2017 8:29 PM EDT2017-07-23 00:29:14 GMT
    Saturday, July 22 2017 8:29 PM EDT2017-07-23 00:29:14 GMT

    The people inside rented the home from a mystery person on Craiglist. As the law stands, because they refuse to leave, Keith Mills now has to go to court to prove he’s the rightful owner.

    The people inside rented the home from a mystery person on Craiglist while owner Keith Mills was on vacation.. As the law stands, because the renters refuse to leave, Mills now has to go to court to prove he’s the rightful owner.

  • Man admits he 'flung' infant son, causing his death

    Man admits he 'flung' infant son, causing his death

    Friday, July 21 2017 6:33 AM EDT2017-07-21 10:33:52 GMT
    Cody Bates (Source: LMDC)Cody Bates (Source: LMDC)

    Police responded to a call of an unresponsive three-month-old child on June 9 in an apartment complex in Fern Creek. Officials interviewed multiple people to find out how exactly Preston Amato died.

    Police responded to a call of an unresponsive three-month-old child on June 9 in an apartment complex in Fern Creek. Officials interviewed multiple people to find out how exactly Preston Amato died.

  • 'Cow Killer' and its dangerous sting has been spotted around the US

    'Cow Killer' and its dangerous sting has been spotted around the US

    Friday, July 14 2017 6:04 PM EDT2017-07-14 22:04:45 GMT
    Source: Greg FrommerSource: Greg Frommer

    Greg Frommer was returning from work on Wednesday afternoon when he discovered an Eastern Velvet Ant walking across his driveway.

    Greg Frommer was returning from work on Wednesday afternoon when he discovered an Eastern Velvet Ant walking across his driveway.

Powered by Frankly