Gun control in Detroit seems to be not working just recently The Motor city released its crime report for 2012 and homicide rates are the highest they have been in two decades. This is what Detroit Mayor Dave Bing and Police Chief Chester Logan announced at a press conference. There were 411 homicides in 2012, 386 of that number were criminal homicides this is a 12% rise from 2011.
During the press conference, Police Chief Chester Logan went on to say this “These aren’t the average citizens we are talking about,” Logan said. “Many of these people are involved in nefarious walks of life, and there’s a difference between a law-abiding citizen who shoots a gun and a criminal or a thug who’s out there using one,” very well put Chief! I don’t think I could have said it better myself. It’s not your law-abiding citizen who owns a gun,or the guy down the street that is a hunter that is not the problem most of the time like the Chief said it’s the people are involved in nefarious walks of life., Having more gun,knife, baseball bat and even hammer laws are not going to stop a criminal or a thug who’s out there using one all it’s going to do is make it easier for criminals to rob and murder law-abiding citizens.