"If no one ever calls 911 that means we're doing our job. That should be the true measure, not how MANY people we arrest for doing stuff, but how FEW people we arrest because there's no one to arrest because criminals are not doing anything."
"Clearly a majority of our gun carrying, member officers feel that armed citizens are an asset in reducing violent crime and not a liability.
"Fear of the unknown or known gun carrier... has an immediate effect on reducing violent criminal activity."
"Studies that directly assessed the effect of actual defensive uses of guns [i.e. when a gun was used to defend the crime victim] found consistently lower injury rates among gun-using crime victims compared with victims who used other self-protective strategies."
The number of CPL [concealed pistol license] holders running around the city of Detroit act as a deterrent.
"Good Americans with CPLs translates into crime reduction. I learned that real quick in the state of Maine ... Maine is one of the safest places in America. Clearly, suspects knew that good Americans were armed."
– Police Chief James Craig, Detroit, Michigan