“Detroit Police Chief James Craig believes crime would drop in the violence-ravaged Motor City if more citizens were armed,” a recent article in Newmax reports.
In an interview, the Police Chief notes that burglars “don’t want to go inside of a home where the resident’s at, because there’s a likelihood they might be armed.”
He suggests residents should be prepared to defend themselves because the criminals are, now, including wearing body armor.
Chief Craig debunks Chicago myth-makers by noting,
“”It’s troubling when I hear people suggest to me that, ‘Well, Chief, you’re trying to introduce more guns into a society; that increases crime. How do you figure that?’ So I guess it’s OK for the criminals who carry guns illegally. Do you think they’re going to be sanctioned?”
The article references a researcher who has talked to prisoners. The inmates say they are more afraid of armed residents than armed police.
What a turnaround from what the Sheriff in Wayne County, the county where Detroit is located, asserted right after concealed carry was passed in Michigan.
It was passed shortly before I ran for Governor on the Libertarian Party ticket.
The Sheriff expected shootouts in the street.
A year later, I found a story in the Traverse City paper (which no long seems to be online) that he had been wrong.