- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 1, 2015

DETROIT (AP) - Detroit’s police chief says he believes that fear that armed citizens would shoot back serves as a deterrent for a potential terrorist attack in the city.

The Detroit News reports (https://detne.ws/1Nnjt7g ) Chief James Craig notes that “a lot of Detroiters” have concealed pistol licenses and “the same rules apply to terrorists as they do to some gun-toting thug.”

He says that: “If you’re a terrorist, or a carjacker, you want unarmed citizens.” His comments come after last month’s deadly attacks in Paris.

Detroit law enforcement officials called more officers to duty and moved some to locations deemed higher priorities following the attacks.

In 2013, Craig drew attention after telling the newspaper that he thought that more armed citizens would help drive down the crime rate.


Information from: The Detroit News, https://detnews.com/

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