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Senate candidate wants to arm the homeless

• Fox 2 Detroit

Libertarian Senate hopeful Brian Ellison is aiming to put shotguns in the hands of the homeless. He plans to raise $10,000 to provide 20 homeless people with weapons as well as training. His reasoning? "They're significantly more likely to be victims of a crime," he said. "They don't have the means to protect themselves. If you wanted to own a gun you could, I certainly do, but they don't have the means to do that so they're just easy targets." "It's true the homeless are more likely to be victims then the population at large," said Carmi Finn. "But I think giving them shotguns is not going to help them one little bit." Image Gallery 3 PHOTOS Carmi Finn is with the gun control group Moms Demand Action. She says some homeless people don't have IDs so how could they get background checks? And what about those who struggle with addiction or a mental illness? "Also the issue of safe storage," she said. "If you do not have a home, you do not have a gun safe and you

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