In response to:

Houston Group Begins Study to Determine Whether More Guns Equals Less Crime

CaptainMike Wrote: Feb 23, 2013 6:08 AM
Though the merits of the Armed Citizens Project may sound admirable, it’s superior firepower that wins wars. Providing citizens with single shot shotguns is no match against an illegal intruder armed with a multiple capacity semi-automatic weapon. If they want to give people the chance to protect themselves then provide them with a proper firearm so they become ones with the superior firepower, not the criminals.
coveyrise Wrote: Feb 23, 2013 8:56 AM
Actually Captain a home owner with a single shot shotgun is in a pretty good position to defend himself in his own home. The home owner or resident of a rental property knows the layout, where the entrances and exits are and can identify what is and is not a threat. An intruder on the other hand doesn't know any of this and walking into a shotgun blast is not healthy even from a single shot. Just wondering if the home owner is armed will deter a lot of folks who are looking for an easy target.
CaptainMike Wrote: Feb 23, 2013 9:54 AM
It is true that the homeowner has the “home field advantage”, but our nation’s history has proven that superior firepower is what wins. During the Civil War at the Battle of Hoover’s Gap Col. John T. Wilder’s "Lightning Brigade" effectively demonstrated the firepower of repeating rifles. The Confederate forces attacking them had muzzle loading single shot rifles, and they lost.

Executive Director of Armed Citizens Project Kyle Coplen is determined to figure out if more guns really lead to less crime. To do this, the organization is seeking to arm individuals in a few “mid to high crime” Houston neighborhoods to determine whether there’s a statistically significant relationship—or even a causal link—between...

Related Tags: Texas Crime