Exclusive: Armed Citizen Project to Provide Guns, Training to 500 Empowered Mothers
The Houston, Texas-based Armed Citizen Project has announced its National Empowerment Day, an effort to train and arm 500 single mothers and other women across the United States.
August 10, 2013 is the set date for the massive expansion of the group’s effort to begin, according to the group’s founder and executive director, Kyle Coplen, in an exclusive interview with Breitbart News.
“We will be working with shooting ranges and gun clubs across the country,” he said.
“There exists a subtle misogyny used in the messaging of anti-gun groups, keeping women dependent on others to provide their protection, when our nation’s constitution makes clear they have the right to provide this protection for themselves,” he added.
In April, Coplin and his allies entered a crime-riddled Houston neighborhood and worked with community leaders to provide training and 12-gauge pump-action shotguns to law-abiding citizens who took the group’s concentrated tactical and safety training course.
“Almost immediately after we began our efforts to empower law-abiding residents in Houston, we began laying the groundwork to open ten chapters of the Armed Citizen Project across the nation,” said Coplen. “Our National Empowerment Day will be the kick-off for these chapters.”
The organization, fast becoming a movement, can be further researched by visiting armedcitizenproject.org.