Detroit Police Stand with Citizens Who Are Using Guns for Self-Defense

Detroit Police Stand with Citizens Who Are Using Guns for Self-Defense

With “fatal self-defense shootings on the rise in Detroit,” law-abiding citizens know one thing–Detroit police have their back.

According to The Detroit News, “justified” self-defense shootings in Detroit are hovering around 10 since January 1st. 

This is up considerably from 2013, in which “there were 15 justifiable [self-defense shootings] in the city” during the entire year. 

And far from criticizing the fact that more and more homeowners are standing up for their lives and property, Detroit Police Chief James Craig said he views this rebirth of self-defense as proof that”more and more Detroiters are becoming empowered.”

Said Craig: 

I know of no other place where I’ve seen this number of justifiable homicides. It’s interesting that these incidents go across gender lines. People who are faced with a dangerous situation are taking matters into their own hands. [And while] we’re not advocating violence, we’re advocating not being not being victims. We’re advocates self-protection. We want people to be safe. 

Craig said these justifiable self-defense shootings should be a wake-up call to criminals: “This should be a message to those who continue to perpetuate violence on Detroiters that enough is enough. …Detroiters are fed up and they are taking action.”

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