Individuals Concerned About Crime Arm & Train Houston Neighbors

“I feel more secure, knowing that I have a gun” – Sarah, who, after a background check, was given a shotgun and training for free, from some concerned community members active with the Armed Citizen Project (ACP), which has as it’s tagline “Deterring crime by empowering communities.”

Sarah lives in Oak Forest – a neighborhood of 400 homes in Houston that last year had over 100 home invasions.

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Kyle Coplen, who founded ACP says:

The Armed Citizen Project is dedicated to facilitating the arming of law abiding citizens, and analyzing the relationship between increased firearm availability and rates [sic]. We are choosing mid-high crime neighborhoods in cities across America, and offering defensive weapons to citizens that can pass a background check, and that will take our safety, legal, and tactical training.

oak-forest-houston-map-copblockAlso, as Casey Michel noted in Purportedly Nonpartisan Houston Nonprofit Seeks to Arm Neighborhoods, Observe Effects ACP plans to spearhead training courses in Dallas, San Antonio and Tucson.

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Pete Eyre

Pete Eyre is co-founder of As an advocate of peaceful, consensual interactions, he seeks to inject a message of complete liberty and self-government into the conversation of police accountability. Eyre went to undergrad and grad school for law enforcement, then spent time in DC as an intern at the Cato Institute, a Koch Fellow at the Drug Policy Alliance, Directer of Campus Outreach at the Institute for Humane Studies, Crasher-in-Chief at Bureaucrash, and as a contractor for the Future of Freedom Foundation. In 2009 he left the belly of the beast and hit the road with Motorhome Diaries and later co-founded Liberty On Tour. He spent time in New Hampshire home, and was involved with Free Keene, the Free State Project and The Daily Decrypt.