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Black Weapons Armory store owner Tommy Rompel, left, shows former mayoral candidate Shaun McClusky, a shotgun at the Tucson, Ariz. store on Thursday, March 28, 2013. The weapon is similar to those to be given away as part of a privately funded program he is launching to provide residents in crime-prone areas with free shotguns so they can defend themselves against criminals.

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Arizona gun proponents launch free gun program

A campaign promising free shotguns for people to protect themselves in Tucson's most troubled neighborhoods has divided some residents in a community still reeling from a shooting rampage in 2011that killed six people, left a congresswoman and several others wounded, and made the city a symbol of gun violence in America.

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