There is some good news to report from the Motor City. In Detroit, the latest crime reports show that murders are down and at the same time justifiable homicides are up. Why? A lot has to do with the Police Chief James Craig and his attitude and leadership regarding armed citizens.
During our Brownells Bullet Point, Professor Paul considers the precision bolt action rifle. Specifically, we look at entry-level bolt guns and focus on some improvements we can make to them.
Also, keeping with our focus on being dangerous on demand, during our SOTG Homeroom from Crossbreed Holsters, we discover more bad advice from people who should know better. What is “Bear Spray” really all about? We have an OC/Pepper Spray expert to give his opinion.
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- Government View of Bear Spray vs Firearms for Defense Against Bears www.ammoland.com
- Detroit Justifiable Homicides 25x National Average, Murders Lowest in 50 years www.ammoland.com
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In the United States, some governmental authorities are strongly pushing the use of bear spray over other methods of protection against bear attacks. From the Montana Hunter Ed Course:
In sudden encounters, bear spray has proven to work. Bears sprayed with bear spray often stop attacking and, as such, are less likely to inflict serious injury. Use a firearm only as a last resort and only if bear spray is unavailable. Always use your bear spray to help a hunting partner who is being attacked. Misdirected bear spray is survivable; bullets are not. Bears wounded with an arrow, knife, or firearm may intensify the attack, and killing a bear charging at full speed is difficult at best. If you shoot a bear in self-defense, leave the scene as soon as it is safe, and report the incident to Fish, Wildlife & Parks immediately.
In 2018, Detroit had 25 times the national average of reported justifiable homicides. The police chief of Detroit, James Craig, supports the residents’ right to self defense. He supports the issuance of concealed carry permits. From detroitnews.com:
The county’s report shows there were 289 homicides in Detroit in 2018, although the county lists all homicides, whereas Detroit, like most cities, doesn’t include justifiable homicides in its report because those aren’t crimes.
Assistant Detroit Police Chief David LeValley said there were 18 justifiable homicides in the city last year. Including those in the city’s count raises the number of homicides to 279 — 10 fewer than the county reported.
Detroit’s population in 2018 was listed as 672,662. The number of murders in Detroit were listed as 261. This equates to a homicide rate of 38.8 per 100,000 population. It is the second highest city in the nation. However, the number of murders are considerably lower than they were in 2012, just before Chief Craig took over. The numbers of murders are the lowest in 50 years. The population of Detroit has dropped; thus the rate of murders is still high. The rate was 55.2 per 100,000 in 2012. In 2012, the interim police chief, Chester Logan, blamed the homicide rate on guns.
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