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Detroit police chief: Legal
gun owners can deter crime

Detroit News, by George Hunter

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Posted By:Ribicon, 1/3/2014 11:36:37 AM

Detroit — If more citizens were armed, criminals would think twice about attacking them, Detroit Police Chief James Craig said Thursday. Urban police chiefs are typically in favor of gun control or reluctant to discuss the issue, but Craig on Thursday was candid about how he’s changed his mind. (Snip) Craig said he started believing that legal gun owners can deter crime when he became police chief in Portland, Maine, in 2009. “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

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Reply 1 - Posted by: miceal, 1/3/2014 11:44:44 AM     (No. 9678103)

Ah....DUH.... When seconds count, the police are just minutes away.....

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Reply 2 - Posted by: RightShoe, 1/3/2014 12:11:20 PM     (No. 9678138)

Thank you, Chief Craig.

You are a courageous man for saying this.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Calico Al, 1/3/2014 12:13:25 PM     (No. 9678141)

A friend had a sign on his property back in the 60s--- NO TRESPASSING-- SURVIVORS WILL BE PROSECUTED!!!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: bigfatslob, 1/3/2014 12:20:42 PM     (No. 9678154)

When did this Sherlock Holmes wannabe get his first clue?
El duh.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: JAN, 1/3/2014 12:31:03 PM     (No. 9678176)

My lib neighbor told me yesterday.......that she is against all guns and has no problem if the government goes door to door searching everyone´s home looking for firearms.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: birddog, 1/3/2014 1:08:42 PM     (No. 9678228)

They did have to throw in a bit of hokum...Robyn Thomas, director of the the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence in San Francisco, disagreed...

"But studies have shown more guns don’t deter crime,” Thomas said. “There’s no research that shows guns make anyone safer,"

There is LOTS of research and studies that show she is Lying.(and this reporter didn´t know enough about the issue to know that...or didn´t care to mention it)


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Reply 7 - Posted by: faith_and_reason, 1/3/2014 1:13:09 PM     (No. 9678234)

#5 (JAN) wrote: "My lib neighbor told me yesterday.......that she is against all guns and has no problem if the government goes door to door searching everyone´s home looking for firearms."

When the Progressives cause economic disaster to the nation, please do not help her to find food (or health care).

Christian charity would force me to put her at the end of a *very long* list of potential beneficiaries of any of *my* scarce resources!


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Reply 8 - Posted by: birddog, 1/3/2014 1:33:58 PM     (No. 9678266)

Latest study...http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13504851.2013.854294#.UscCKLRhOSr

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Reply 9 - Posted by: mickturn, 1/3/2014 1:35:51 PM     (No. 9678271)

Police Chief of Detroit...Thanks for your honesty...now look over your shoulder, the Lib goons are coming after you!...you might just need a GUN yourself!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Dave292, 1/3/2014 3:22:44 PM     (No. 9678420)

I live in a safe neighborhood (thank goodness) - likely due to its rural nature, and the fact that there are lots of armed hunters. I am very open about my home´s stock of guns, and my familiarity with them (I´m also a Veteran). At present, I do not have a concealed carry permit, but I´m planning on getting one. It´s quite telling that, given the overwhelmingly left-ward lean of our mainstream media, they can´t seem to find any stories where CC permit holders have either created an unsafe environment, or shot someone accidentally. What is buried, however, is the overwhelming number of stories of people successfully defending themselves against home invasion, or personal attack. As to my home: The sound of broken glass, or the kicking-in of a door, means: You´ DEAD.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Retiredhippy, 1/3/2014 3:52:10 PM     (No. 9678464)

An armed society is a polite society.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 1/3/2014 9:35:32 PM     (No. 9678811)

#5, my leftist neighbor said the same thing.

So I asked her what she planned to do when that same government told her she was one older widow living in a large home with multiple bedrooms and bathrooms, and that was bad for the environment and unfair to people who had less room, so they were going to place other people to live in her home, so she would not have an unfair amount of space.

She grew indignant, and said it was HER home, and no one had the right to it. So I asked her how she planned to defend it. No answer.

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