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    However, the unique experiment has specific criteria for determining who can receive the weapons from the Armed Citizens Project. All recipients must first pass a background check and have lived in their current home for longer than one year. They must also pass a safety and tactical course offered by the group.


    The group is still analyzing data to determine which neighborhoods they will use for what is expected to be a year-long study.

    In addition to arming citizens, the group hopes to counter local gun buyback programs and instead educate those who want to give up their weapons with training sessions, or have those weapons traded in for 20-gauge shotguns. “We want to reverse the flow of guns, to where they are flowing into a community, along with the necessary safety training and skills,” the site states.

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    "They did not succeed in taking away our voice" - Angelique Kidjo - Opening the Lightning In a Bottle concert at Radio City Music Hall in New York City - 2003

    by LilithGardener on Wed Mar 27, 2013 at 02:37:14 PM PDT

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