According to Police Chief James Craig, Detroit has experienced 37 percent fewer robberies in 2014 than during the same period last year and 30 percent fewer carjackings. Craig says the drop is partly because criminals are reluctant to prey on citizens who may be carrying guns.
“Criminals are getting the message that good Detroiters are armed and will use that weapon. I don’t want to take away from the good work our investigators are doing, but I think part of the drop in crime, and robberies in particular, is because criminals are thinking twice that citizens could be armed. I can’t say what specific percentage is caused by this, but there’s no question in my mind it has had an effect.”
Naturally liberals are furious that Craig says guns deter crime. Director of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence in Washington D.C., Josh Horwitz, says, “Our position is, more guns equals more crime.” Clearly that’s a position that needs to change.