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Armed citizens fight back in murder capital of Detroit
Coach is Right ^ | 1/26/2011 | Doug Book

Posted on 01/26/2012 10:41:25 AM PST by Oldpuppymax

For 3 years, American gun owners have been told that the best thing to happen for the profitability of firearm manufacturers was the election of Barack Hussein Obama.

And in spite of the sentiments of liberals like Detroit News columnist Bill Johnson, the best thing to happen in the City of Detroit might be the awakening of its law abiding residents to the fact that they are for all intents and purposes on their own in the battle against crime in the murder capital of the United States.

For nearly 40 years, Detroit has led the nation in murder rate. And 2011 was no exception as the murder rate increased by some 12%–to 344–from the preceding, record breaking year.

But one thing has changed for the better in the shrinking, bankrupt city—justifiable homicides increased by 80% over their 2010 rate. Thirty four criminals were sent to their just rewards last year by Detroit citizens and homeowners who used guns to defend life, family and property.

Representative of liberals everywhere, columnist Johnson writes that this statistic is an example of “…residents resorting to extreme self-defense tactics,” as he laments the fact that “…the Wayne County Clerk’s office…can’t process gun registrations and concealed weapons permits fast enough to keep pace with the extraordinary demand.” (1)

He is horrified that “frightened, increasingly VIGILANTE-MINDED residents continue to send the message to City Hall that safe neighborhoods will be restored by any means necessary.” (my caps) (1)

Well it is indeed a tragedy that 50 years of liberalism and Democrat rule have made Detroit a festering, bubonic pustule which has bled out half a million productive, taxpaying citizens, leaving behind gangs, drug dealers and welfare recipients.

But it is even more tragic that liberals like Bill Johnson would conflate the exercise of self-defense with vigilantism...

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TOPICS: Government; History; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: banglist; detroit; michigan; murderrates; obama

1 posted on 01/26/2012 10:41:32 AM PST by Oldpuppymax
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I went to a gun shop in the burbs, a ways away from Detwaa, but stay with me. They were all business, as one of my 2nd amendment guru's tell me, it isn't a social club anymore, they have to size up the person asap when they walk in the door, are they kosher, a nut, and what sub catagory are they in, 1st timer, "prepper", new hobby etc etc... With that said, I noticed many of the clientele were older, or had trouble getting around. A firearm makes them equal ( no superior) to a young roughian who could and would harm them.This has got to drive the anti-gun types bonkers as people who never thought about being armed to coin a phrase from Nike are "just doing it"....
2 posted on 01/26/2012 11:47:40 AM PST by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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