Detroit Police Chief: Armed Citizens Making Detroit Criminals Think Twice

Detroit Police Chief: Armed Citizens Making Detroit Criminals Think Twice

With robberies in Detroit down 37 percent compared to figures from this same time last year, Detroit Police Chief James Craig says the increasing number of armed citizens is making criminals think twice before attacking.

In other words, more guns are equaling less crime.

According to The Detroit News, in addition to the reduction in robberies there has been a 22 percent drop in “break-ins of businesses and homes” and a 30 percent decline in carjackings.

Craig says these across-the-board reductions in crime are at least partly attributable to “criminals being reluctant to prey on citizens who may be armed.” He added, “I can’t say what specific percentage is caused by this, but there’s no question in my mind that it has had an effect.”

The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence’s Josh Horwitz disagrees with Craig. Horwitz says his gun control group’s position is that “more guns equal more crime.” 

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