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ONE TOP COP SUPPORTS ARMED CITIZENS

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Detroit Police Chief Stands Strong
By Harold Hutchison

While many top cops tend to reflect the gun-grabbing prejudices of their bosses, big-city mayors like former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg, there is one exception: Detroit Police Chief James Craig.

While Craig’s comments hit the news last month, the blog HotAir.com noted that he was not backing down. “In fact, there’s been research … by the Department of Justice and some scholars that armed citizens, good citizens, can have a deterring effect on violent crime,” the police chief told the Detroit News.

The chief also noted a study that backed up his support for armed citizens. “There was a study done comparing the U.S. to Great Britain that suggested that home invasions, while people were in the house, were less likely in the United States than in Great Britain,” Craig added.