July 19, 2014

Detroit Police Chief: Citizens With Guns Help

Detroit’s police chief offered some sage advice for those who want to take away guns: Law-abiding gun owners are helping reduce crime in the Motor City. “Criminals are getting the message that good Detroiters are armed and will use that weapon,” said chief James Craig. “I don’t want to take away from the good work our investigators are doing, but I think part of the drop in crime, and robberies in particular, is because criminals are thinking twice that citizens could be armed. I can’t say what specific percentage is caused by this, but there’s no question in my mind it has had an effect.” This isn’t a revelation to Craig; for months he’s been advising local residents to arm themselves. But it certainly helps when the police are on the right side. More…

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