Residents of Detroit have had enough with scumbags and hoodlums raping, robbing and pillaging with impunity in the Motor City.
These sub-human barbarians see their fellow neighbors and citizens as targets to victimize instead of doing honest work.
Well, there’s a new sheriff in town, so to speak.
The new Detroit Police Chief has said that armed residents are quite a deterrence.
(DeadlineDetroit) – Detroit’s top cop James Craig made a statement seldom heard by a big city police chief: If citizens in Detroit were legally armed, criminals would think twice about attacking them.
“When we look at the good community members who have concealed weapons permits, the likelihood they’ll shoot is based on a lack of confidence in this Police Department,” Craig said at a press conference at police headquarters, according to a report in The Detroit News by George Hunter.
The statement is likely to spark a serious debate over the pros and cons of an armed citizenry. Big cities like D.C. make it tough to get a gun permit, and gun control advocates want more restrictive gun laws around the country.
Craig says his thoughts on this issue changed after becoming police chief in Portland, Maine, in 2009, Tthe News reports.
“Coming from California (Craig was on the Los Angeles police force for 28 years), where it takes an act of Congress to get a concealed weapon permit, I got to Maine, where they give out lots of CCWs (carrying concealed weapon permits), and I had a stack of CCW permits I was denying; that was my orientation.
“I changed my orientation real quick. Maine is one of the safest places in America. Clearly, suspects knew that good Americans were armed.”
Well, the criminal class in Detroit is either extra low information criminals, or they are desperate.
Given the body count among thugs, I’m leaning towards extra low-information.