Detroit residents armed and deadly: ‘We will protect ourselves’

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As Detroit continues to reel from the dismal results of progressive policies run amok, citizens in the bankrupt city are being forced to arm themselves to protect life and property.

Amid a staggeringly high crime rate and a police department so beset with budget cuts that responding to calls for help is hit or miss, residents there are determined to defend themselves — and are exercising their Second Amendment rights to do so, The Blaze reported.

It’s a move being encouraged by Detroit Police Chief James Craig.

“I think it’s a deterrent,” Craig said in a recent interview on local radio station WJR. “Good Americans with [concealed pistol licenses] translates into crime reduction, too.

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And with 10 fatal self-defense shootings in 2014 so far, putting Detroit on pace to see as many as 40 such shootings for the year, residents are putting these weapons to use.

“We’re just tired, basically,” resident Frances Williams told the Detroit Free Press. “We’re not going to live in fear. People are just doing what they have to do, you know, and just as anybody else, we value our lives, and we’d like to be able to live out our lives in peace.”

Williams’ neighbor shot and killed two men earlier this week trying to break into his home.

“We can and we will protect ourselves,” Williams said. “You can’t be having a culture of fear. The police are going to have to do better.”

Other recent self-defense shootings, according to The Detroit News:

• On March 7, a woman in her 50s shot and killed a man trying to break into her home in the 22000 block of Grove Street. She heard noises at her rear window and shot the intruder in the chest.

• At 2 a.m. Feb. 22, two men broke into a house on the city’s southwest side; the homeowner shot both men. A 21-year-old man died and the other man escaped.

• Earlier on Feb. 22, at 12:30 a.m., a woman who was surprised by a gunman when she pulled her car into the garage was able to reach for her own gun and fatally shoot the man.

• A woman on Feb. 17 opened fire on three teens who kicked in her door. The alleged intruders, ages 14, 14 and 15, were caught by police and charged with home invasion.

“This should be a message to those who continue to perpetuate violence on Detroiters that enough is enough,” Craig said. “Detroiters are fed up and they are taking action.”

Tom Tillison

Tom Tillison

Tom is a grassroots activist who distinguished himself as one of the top conservative bloggers in Florida before joining BizPac Review.
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139 thoughts on “Detroit residents armed and deadly: ‘We will protect ourselves’

  1. Guest says:

    I’m glad I live in Texas….

    Here in Texas,
    there’s a big difference between Murder and Killing. Murder is killing a person
    that is innocent and has done nothing to deserve to die. It is a terrible crime
    and those that murder should be publicly executed. However, Justifiable
    Homicide/Self Defense is killing the SOB that’s trying to kill you or your
    loved ones. Or, has broken into your house and put you in fear of your life or
    grievous bodily harm. If you’re ever in that situation, do not say anything to
    the bad guy; just shoot him twice in the chest and once in the head. As long as
    he’s standing he’s a threat so keep shooting until he falls. Settle down,
    reload and then call 911. If for some reason the bad guy becomes a threat
    again; well, that’s why you reloaded.

  2. Jerry Llewellyn says:

    These rules also apply no matter where you live in Michigan….
    Here in Texas, there’s a big difference between Murder and Killing. Murder is killing a person that is innocent and has done nothing to deserve to die. It is a terrible crime and those that murder should be publicly executed.
    However, Justifiable Homicide/Self Defense is killing the SOB that’s trying to kill you or your loved ones. Or, has broken into your house and put you in fear of your life or grievous bodily harm. If you’re ever in that situation, do not say anything to the bad guy; just shoot him twice in the chest and once in the head. As long as he’s standing he’s a threat so keep shooting until he falls.
    Settle down, reload and then call 911. If for some reason the bad guy becomes a threat again; well, that’s why you reloaded.

  3. Sniper's Redemption says:

    We did this for over 200 yrs. Why not again.

  4. fltflyer says:

    I’m still trying to figure out how Detroit wound up with a Police Chief with a brain. He is the one that called on the citizens to arm themselves. We need more police and police administrators like him all across the nation.

  5. dad1927 says:

    Did you see about the Detroit muslim that was fired and awarded 1.1 million for beard discrimination? Don’t worry. It comes out of the county budget.

  6. Mggie says:

    You know what”s sad about this? Our govt is forcing us to do this by being STUPID !!!!!

  7. Linda Sills says:

    The more that law abiding people defend themselves, and their homes..the less likely crime will continue. The word will get out that to invade someone’s home, is not worth the risk of losing your life.

  8. Sunshine Kid says:

    What is really stupid is the liberals who claim that having a gun causes more deaths than prevents crime. If the criminal is dead, he certainly cannot commit more crime. Cause and effect at work, plus deterrent value added.

    1. Barry Hirsh says:

      And, that argument is bogus from jump street.

      It has NOTHING to do with MY life at the second I am attacked.

      Only whether or not I have a loaded gun in my immediate possession does.

      Statistics reflect reality AFTER the fact.

      Guns are critical DURING the fact, and you can’t have one during the fact unless you are already carrying one.

      Q.E.D.

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