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“I’m not talking just about Detroit. I’m talking about any city, any place in America. Police officers cannot be everywhere. So if a person is in a life-threatening situation, and they have a [concealed weapon], they have an opportunity to have personal protection.”
In Gibson v. Commonwealth, 237 Ky. 33, 34 S.W.2d 936 (1936), the High Court stated: “[I]t is the tradition that a Kentuckian never runs. He does not have to.”
And that is the chief of police speaking. Fortunately he had experience in several other cities and saw first hand what honest citizens with CC permits can do to lower crime rates. And even more fortunately he is smart enough to have learned from that experience - not all people are.
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Talking to each other here is good, but taking action is better.
Finally someone in the news with some sense, of course you wont see his comments on nightline, or the 6:00 news, but I'll take it.
Awesome, I hope this will catch on to the other police chief.
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The interviewer was not all that pleased. Which really pleased me.
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It's certainly a start, but I will posit this....
Concealed carriers deter crime just like plainclothes police deter crime.
Well hes way better in his outlook than a lot of Police Chiefs. Now if he could just get those pesky criminals to submit to background checks he might have a leg to stand on stating making a law abiding citizen go through one. Still hes on the right track
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That chief lost me when he started remarking that permits need to be for specific guns. Since when is a police chief authorized to infringe on my 2A right?
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I have yet to see any data concluding a high incidence of unsafe handling (ND's) for a person in which they were deemed competent on one platform but proved themselves to be wholly incompetent on another. It won't come down to the tool in question, IMO. It'll come down to the basic competency and motivation to seek competency. Responsible people will seek it, irrespective of what's printed on a permissions clip from Big Brother. There's plenty enough incentive to seeking such competency in the form of being held accountable for manslaughter or worse.Originally Posted by From the article
Beyond permissions schemes being infringements, and infringements being specifically disallowed by the 2A. Quite a lot to ask, to my way of thinking.Originally Posted by From the article
It's all one's RIGHT by being a citizen, that's how you compare them. Little different than having a 2ft length of rope and a 25ft one, having a given caliber or number of rounds or size of gun isn't materially different than having another. The key difference is in the upstanding nature of the person ... not the product or feature in question.Originally Posted by From the article
Then ditch the "permissions scheme" mentality and get constitutional on it all, strictly going after the offenders instead of jumping on everyone's heads in the vain attempt to gain access to offenders. That'd be nice. That'd be more effective, actually. And far, far cheaper than what's involved in the vast permissions scheme infrastructure, enforcement procedures, statutes and waste of legislators' (and citizens') time.Originally Posted by From the article
That was very very well put by our new police chief. If someone of his status can realize this, maybe there's hope that more of the blind will be able to see. Kudos to Mr. Craig.
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Way to go Chief, you tell 'em.