Quote(s) of the Day – Opposite Edition

Detroit’s Police Chief James Craig is supporting concealed carry, saying:

“There’s a number of CPL (concealed pistol license) holders running around the city of Detroit. I think it acts as a deterrent. Good Americans with CPLs translates into crime reduction. I learned that real quick in the state of Maine.”

In the same story, Robyn Thomas, director of the the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence in San Francisco said:
“I think at its core, his position is an emotional one, based on the idea that people feel safer when they have guns. But studies have shown more guns don’t deter crime,” Thomas said. “There’s no research that shows guns make anyone safer, and it does show that, the more guns in any situation, the higher the likelihood of them harming either the owner, or people who have access to them.”
No research at all. Except this. And this, from Congress. Oh, and this.
Seriously, if you want to try to refute the data, knock yourself out, but you look out of touch with your issue when you claim there isn’t research that clearly exists.
It is good to see other law enforcement leaders follow Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke.

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