I had to read it twice… but it actually says the Detroit Police Chief James Craig believes that arming law-abiding citizens is a good idea!
Whodda thunk it? A Police Chief who still supports the 2ndAmendment, and even more surprising, concealed weapons permits!
This coming from the guy who is tasked with keeping the law in one of the most problematic cities in the U.S.
“According to a March 2013 anonymous poll of 15,000 officers by the law enforcement website policeone.com., almost 90 percent of the respondents believed casualties would be decreased if armed citizens were present during shooting incidents.”
Chief Craig was quoted: “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.”
You can read more about it here.
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