While many anti-gunners say law-abiding Americans carrying concealed firearms doesn’t make communities safer, many beg to differ—including Detroit Police Chief James Craig.
In fact, the Motor City’s top cop believes terrorists would be hesitant to target his city for that very reason—that armed citizens would fight back. “If you’re a terrorist or a carjacker, you want unarmed citizens,” said Craig. “A lot of Detroiters have CPLs [concealed pistol licenses].”
In Detroit last year, 1,169 handgun permits were issued and more than 8,000 guns were registered with the police department. All told, more than 30,000 city residents are legally armed.
“If you look at what happened in Paris, I’m not saying if more citizens had had guns it would have stopped the terrorists,” Craig continued. “But it sure might have helped.”