Group says it has trained and armed ten Houston women
It was a story KTRH first brought you last month. Kyle Coplen’s group, the Armed Citizens Project first made waves a month ago when he announced his plans to give guns away to single women in high risk Houston neighborhoods.
Coplen has been moving forward with his experiment, and told KTRH things are going well.
“We trained and armed ten single women. We got them out to the range, put guns in their hands, got them trained and then gave the guns to them to keep,” Coplen said.
Coplen says the training went well after a bit of a bumpy start.
“A few of them were hesitant at first, but once they started firing off some shots they got comfortable with those weapons,” Coplen explained.
One of the women who that got training was breast cancer survivor Tiffany Braggs, who explained to KTRH why she wanted to get involved.
“I’m a single parent that lives in a high risk area. I am concerned about my safety, the safety of my home and the safety of my children,” Braggs said.
She was a little nervous when the training first began.
“I was fearful at first but once I got a feel for the gun it was exhilarating,” Braggs stated.
Braggs says she is glad she took this step to get involved.
“I took away a sense of safety. I am a gun owner now, but will be using it now and know how to use it and how to be safe with it.