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FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

Don't just be Tough on Crime - Discourage your violent Criminals!

This page answers the frequently asked questions about the benefits, motivations and likely outcomes to your city of Discouraging Criminals from attacking your responsible citizens. This symbol Open Page in a new Tab - means the link opens in a new tab.

Perhaps the most important question is: Why would anyone refuse to open-mindedly investigate discouraging their violent criminals from attacking their law-abiding citizens? Open Page in a new Tab

For why encouraging your responsible citizens to be able to defend their families from violent criminals, rapists, and terrorists works so well, see the crucial realization Open Page in a new Tab and also why it's so effective - the large dollar savings.

For how Discouraging Criminals reduces violent crime so dramatically, listen to the 2:05 minute audio explanation to the skeptical Police Chief here (or this mp3 link Open Page in a new Tab, or the wma link Open Page in a new Tab).

1. How to Discourage your Violent Criminals

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STEP ONE: Inform your violent criminals

Warn your violent criminals that their risk of being shot and injured by attacking an innocent citizen is increasing...
  1. Notices. Put up notices in your police stations with the number of concealed carry permits in your City or State - this is the number of armed citizens who are ready to shoot a violent attacker. For more impact, regularly update the number of permits...
  2. Create and regularly update your police website with stories about robbers being shot and injured such as 1 here, 2 here, 3 here, 4 here, 5 here, and 6 here. Truth About Guns, the Well Armed Woman, and Guns Save Lives carry many such stories, local ones have more impact.

  3. Get your officers to spread the word. Get them to tell all criminals when just warned, booked, or released - whenever possible - that it's a good job they didn't attack anyone, with the current increase in armed citizens in your city they have a good chance - and an ever-increasing one - of being shot and injured by their prey.
  4. Publicize your crime decreases and successes on your website. Lauding your reductions in crime and successes in catching violent criminals is a good warning.

  5. Be sure to include being armed in the safety advice you give to your senior citizens, they do NOT want to be an easy mark for violent criminals who do NOT need to take their weapons - attackers are both younger and stronger!
  6. These are just a few of the many ways to convince your criminals to give up violent crime.

STEP TWO: Encourage armed self-defense

4. Gun Control queries

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6. Benefits for Our City queries

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- The crucial question you need to answer right now is: How much does all your violent crime cost your city every month? Open Page in a new Tab

How much money will you save? How will it help make you wealthy? See here, here, here, and here all Open Page in a new Tab. One city estimates savings of over fifty thousand dollars a month.

- Do the police approve of Discouraging Criminals?

- Will Discouraging our Criminals give us any other benefits?

- Will it improve our economic development?

- How will Discouraging Criminals help us reduce racial tensions?
Possible dollar savings for one small city

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While becoming much Tougher on Criminals will reduce violent crime, improve your economic development, and increase your population which increases your tax take, you'll still need all your police officers. One city currently has 56 police officers for their 25,000 population, each officer costing around $60,000 a year.

Economic growth and a larger population usually need more officers, yet you won't need as many as usual because the lower crime rate makes their job less demanding and saves lots of money. You'll also deal with far fewer upset citizens and a far less violent population.

Kennesaw have just 1.9 officers per 1,000 citizens. If lowering this city's violent crime rate enables them to enjoy the same ratio of officers to citizens while also improving service, they would need only 46 officers for their 25,000 population. That's ten fewer officers at $60,00 each - total $600,000 - saving fifty thousand a month.

Actually, the increased economic growth will generate more tax revenues, while the increase in population needs few if any extra police officers. Another way your budget will benefit.

The crucial question: How much does all your violent crime cost your city every month? Open Page in a new Tab Do you want to improve your budget? Then estimate how much money your violent crime is costing you...

Food for Thought

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170 million new guns, 51% decrease in violent crime since 1991
The Crime Numbers Game by Professor Emeritus Eli Silverman

"[Low crime] figures serve a political end.
It brings in tourism; it's good for business."

– Professor Emeritus Eli Silverman, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York City

Professor Silverman finding is verified by the manipulation of crime numbers in Chicago and New York. He's the author of the seminal exposé on the CompStat program in Chicago and New York which avoids classifying murders as murders, avoids classifying rapes as rapes, and downgrades serious crimes to less serious offenses:

The Crime Numbers Game: Management by Manipulation
(Advances in Police Theory and Practice)

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/12/nypd-compstat_n_3587637.html Open Page in a new Tab

http://www.economist.com/blogs/democracyinamerica/2014/05/crime-statistics-chicago Open Page in a new Tab

www.amazon.com/The-Crime-Numbers-Game-Manipulation/dp/1439810311 Open Page in a new Tab

Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke
"With officers laid off and furloughed, simply calling 911 and waiting is no longer your best option. You can beg for mercy from a violent criminal, hide under the bed, or you can fight back; but are you prepared?

"Consider taking a certified safety course in handling a firearm so you can defend yourself until we get there. You have a duty to protect yourself and your family."

– Sheriff David Clarke, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Winter Haven Police Chief Charlie Bird

A gun in the hand of a citizen is better than a phone online with a 911 operator.
Because you can deal with [the problem] right then as opposed to whenever the officer arrives.”

– Police Chief Charlie Bird, Winter Haven, Florida, quoting previous Police Chief Gary Hester.

Let the one who has no sword sell his cloak and buy one Jesus (Luke 22 36)
Image courtesy http://www.cleveland.com/obituaries/index.ssf/2012/04/rev_michael_debose_former_stat.html

"I was wrong, I'm going to get a permit and so is my wife. I've changed my mind. You need a way to protect yourself and your family.

"I never again want to be in the position where I'm approached by someone with a gun and I don't have one. There are too many people who are just evil and mean-spirited. They will hurt you for no reason.

"If more people were packing guns, it might serve as a deterrent."

- Reverend Michael DeBose, Ohio Democrat State Representative. Formerly a committed opponent of Right to Carry laws - he'd twice voted AGAINST concealed carry in Ohio.

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George Washington, image courtesy of Wikipedia.com

“The very atmosphere of firearms anywhere and everywhere restrains evil interference. They deserve a place of honor with all that's good. When firearms go, all goes.
We need them every hour.”

– George Washington (1732 - 1799), "The Father of His Country", first President of the United States
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Frederick Douglass courtesy of Wikipedia

"The liberties of the American people were dependent upon the ballot-box, the jury-box, and the cartridge-box [firearms], without these no class of people could live and flourish in this country.”

– Frederick Douglass (1818-1895), Former slave, African-American social reformer, diplomat, leader of the abolitionist movement, known for his dazzling oratory and incisive antislavery writings. Strong supporter of the 2nd Amendment and your right to defend yourself and your family with a firearm.

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Average deaths in a shooting rampage when stopped by police: 14.3. But average deaths when stopped by civilians: far less - just 2.3.

When women and seniors are armed, they can defend themselves from attack by often young, male and much stronger violent criminals, rapists, and terrorists.

So we encourage responsible law-abiding citizens, those who pass the background checks, to be able to protect themselves, their family and their property. Despite negativity and media misunderstanding, Discouraging Criminals is neither Mandatory Gun Ownership nor Compulsory Gun Ownership, it's simply your choice.

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