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Why Discourage your Criminals

from attacking your innocent people?

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AFTER a violent criminal attacks someone, your police try to find, arrest and prosecute him. When they're successful, he either gets probation or he's imprisoned where he studies with the experts. When released, he returns home, uses what he's learned inside to help avoid being caught next time and your crime reductions achieved by locking him up vanish...

But when your city discourages your violent criminals, this discourages him BEFORE his attack. He's discouraged even if your police don't know who he is! So ignore highly misleading if not actually specious partisan political ideology,
either indirectly - or directly - discourage your criminals from preying on your people Open Page in a new Tab.

2. Why Discourage Criminals from violent attack?

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Citizens want their police to focus on discouraging criminals from committing crime. They know that candid police officers will say: Open Page in a new Tab

"Ninety-five percent of the time, we get to the scene late."

Police officers well know that legally-armed citizens are important in reducing crime, Open Page in a new Tab the more Defensive Gun Uses, the more violent crimes they thwart and the better your violent crime rate looks.

Yet some chiefs prefer to lavish surprisingly large sums on high clearance rates for violent crime, which
cost the Criminal Justice System enormous amounts of money Open Page in a new Tab. Since each DGU thwarts a violent crime, spending to increase the number of DGUs gives far more crime reductions Open Page in a new Tab as well as saves lots of money Open Page in a new Tab.

But don't start discouraging them until you're fully prepared to
avoid all the implementation pitfalls Open Page in a new Tab - see our niche Open Page in a new Tab.

3. How to discourage your violent criminals

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Advertising is optional in the two groups of actionable steps to indirectly discourage violent criminals from attacking your good people. Their foundation is the Democratic double standard on reducing crime Open Page in a new Tab.

  1. Let them know their risk of being shot and injured is increasing (also a pop-up light-box link)
  2. Encourage more of your qualified residents to concealed carry (next section)
As Police Chiefs tell us Open Page in a new Tab: "Robbery is a serial offense." Violent criminals commit heinous robberies which injure innocent yet defenseless people. Criminals and drug dealers also rob each other, but how many of the latter do you include in your robbery count given to the FBI?
When violent criminals fear their prey is armed Open Page in a new Tab, they attack fewer people which reduces gun violence Open Page in a new Tab as well as the number and severity of victim injuries Open Page in a new Tab. You can reduce crime by becoming even more pro-active: Both discourage your violent criminals from attack as well as encourage your law-abiding citizens to be able to defend themselves. Discouraging criminals reduces gun violence as well as violent crime.

But you need to feel totally comfortable. Being proactive is part of the job, but do you advertise and if so, how? How best to approach each aspect? How much publicity do you want? Very personal decisions,
but you won't decrease violent attacks on your good people by much without discouraging your criminals... Open Page in a new Tab
Warn your violent criminals that their risk of being shot and injured by attacking an innocent citizen is increasing...

  1. 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.
  1. Notices. Put up notices in your police stations with the number of concealed carry permits in your City or State - the number of armed citizens who are ready to shoot a violent attacker. For more impact, update regularly.
  2. 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.
  3. You want your criminals to pass on the warning and let their friends know, how can you do this?
  4. Be sure to include being armed in the safety advice you give to senior citizens, they do NOT want to be an easy mark for criminals who do NOT need to take their weapons - violent attackers are both younger and stronger!
  5. Does your state have stand your ground laws? If so, announce this on your website, at police stations, and include this in the warning about DGUs you give to criminals...
  6. Publicize your crime decreases and successes on your website. Lauding your reductions in crime and successes in catching violent criminals is a good warning.
  7. These are just a few of the many ways to convince your criminals to give up violent crime.

4. Encourage your citizens to concealed carry

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Don't let poor finances stop your low-income, qualified citizens from being able to defend themselves and their family. You want your violent criminals to fear being shot and injured whenever they attack one of your responsible residents.

So lower the cost in money, time and effort of a permit and lessons for all your responsible residents. You want your criminals to
get the message Open Page in a new Tab by encouraging your qualified citizens (and teachers if allowed) to be able to protect themselves, their family and their property from violent criminals, rapists, and terrorists.

If your state is considering Constitutional Carry, it will heighten the awareness of your high violent crime in the economic development competition. The sooner you discourage your criminals - AND those incarcerated to stop them recidivising (is this a word?) - the sooner you'll get your crime rate below National Average - one of the most important criteria for both people and potential investors.

How do you get the support of your citizens to reduce the number of defenseless citizens and discourage violent criminals from attacking them? This is
our niche, Open Page in a new Tab to thoroughly and decisively refute the highly misleading rhetoric of gun control advocates. all Open Page in a new Tab
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  1. Let them know the cost - tens of thousands of dollars - to recover from injury when they or one of their family becomes a violent crime victim. Their long-term income can also suffer...
  2. Educate them in the protective benefits of being armed - tell them you'd rather they're unharmed than unarmed! Violent crime is expensive. Each thwarted rape saves the police $26,479 and society a total of $41,247. Each thwarted robbery saves the police $13,827 and they immediately save $3,299.
  3. Tell them President Obama's CDC study found that defensive gun uses save up to three million people from violent crime each year - they're very common - and armed citizens suffer less injury when violently attacked.
  4. Many people don’t realize the immense number of defensive gun uses which thwart millions of violent crimes a year.
  5. Tell your law-abiding crime victims that studies show encouraging concealed carry reduces violent crime. So you encourage responsible people and their friends and family to be armed because violent criminals fear being shot and injured by their prey.
  6. Ensure all your citizens appreciate the much safer city they'll enjoy by encouraging them to concealed carry. You want the support of your people - that's our niche.

  7. Encourage the behavior you wish to encourage by reducing the cost and time spent in applying for a concealed carry license. Your city can subsidize part or all of the cost, and/or
  8. Subsidize any other costs or charges for them to concealed carry, and/or
  9. Subsidize the cost of the commercial gun lessons they need to qualify for a license
  10. You want to reduce to a minimum the hassle qualified citizens encounter in becoming armed so they can protect themselves and their family from violent criminals, rapists and terrorists
  11. Of course, publicity will inform your criminals Open Page in a new Tab that your city encourages your law-abiding citizens to be armed and able to defend themselves, their family and their property from a violent attack.
The other aspect is to let your violent criminals know their risk of being shot and injured is increasing. Both help your violent criminals realize that attacking good people is not worth the risk Open Page in a new Tab.

Once you're ready - and
only when you're fully prepared Open Page in a new Tab - any biased media negativity helps your criminals to know they're more likely to be shot and injured in a violent attack. It's actually helpful...

Note that indirectly discouraging violent criminals, as distinct from
the more effective direct discouragement implemented in Kennesaw GA Open Page in a new Tab, only takes willingness, requires no ordinance, is very cost-effective - gives large savings in Criminal Justice System Costs Open Page in a new Tab - and is totally in the hands of your administration.

5. Warn your violent criminals about their risk of injury

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Warn your violent criminals that their risk of being shot and injured by attacking an innocent citizen is increasing...

  1. 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.
  1. Notices. Put up notices in your police stations with the number of concealed carry permits in your City or State - the number of armed citizens who are ready to shoot a violent attacker. For more impact, update regularly.
  2. 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.
  3. You want your criminals to pass on the warning and let their friends know, how can you do this?
  4. Be sure to include being armed in the safety advice you give to senior citizens, they do NOT want to be an easy mark for criminals who do NOT need to take their weapons - violent attackers are both younger and stronger!
  5. Does your state have stand your ground laws? If so, announce this on your website, at police stations, and include this in the warning about DGUs you give to criminals...
  6. Publicize your crime decreases and successes on your website. Lauding your reductions in crime and successes in catching violent criminals is a good warning.
  7. These are just a few of the many ways to convince your criminals to give up violent crime.
But you need to feel totally comfortable as well as be very effective in the steps you take to decrease violent crime. Being proactive is part of the job, but do you advertise? How much publicity do you want? How best to approach each aspect? Very personal decisions. But you won't decrease violent attacks on your good people by much without encouraging more Defensive Gun Uses...

6. Media negativity is valuable

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Media negativity is valuable, it warns your violent criminals they're likely to be shot and injured if they attack your citizens. So it's good that people who don't understand the value of armed self-defense will be uneasy and publicize the non-existent dangers of qualified, responsible citizens being armed and able to defend themselves.

Criminals and those who benefit from violent crime will try to inflame the situation. Biased reporters will even ignore Texas Representative
Suzanna Gratia Hupp's Senate testimony as well as Nazi survivor Kitty Werthmann on the dangers of socialist gun control and forecast widespread carnage in your city with

blood running in the streets. But, as a police chief observed: "They said that about Open Carry, we didn't have anything with that."

7. WARNING - Implementation Pitfalls to Avoid

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Avoid any and all problems from the believers of anti-gun rhetoric. They seem to be getting more and more extreme, as seen in the violent demonstrations Open Page in a new Tab against those deemed right-wing and anyone who may have helped scupper Hillary Clinton's bid for the presidency.

See the warnings on the
implementation page all Open Page in a new Tab:

  1. Avoid problems from the believers of anti-gun rhetoric
  2. Implementation Pitfalls to Avoid
  3. Beware!
  4. Public support ensures success
And, of course, it is totally legal, see here.

Food for Thought

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170 million new guns, 51% decrease in violent crime since 1991
Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke
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"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."

Let the one who has no sword sell his cloak and buy one Jesus (Luke 22 36)
SCOTUS Justice Clarence Thomas
Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas agreed with the judgment in McDonald v. Chicago (2010) that the right to keep and bear arms is applicable to state and local governments, but went even further in finding that an individual's right to bear arms is a fundamental privilege of American citizenship.

His concurrence in McDonald draws from a long and uninterrupted line of civil rights activists who preached the virtues of armed self-defense:

The great abolitionist leader Frederick Douglass, for instance, who famously urged President Abraham Lincoln to arm the liberated slaves against their former masters, was an outspoken champion of gun rights.

Founder of the pioneering Regional Council of Negro Leadership and a longtime ally of the NAACP, Mississippi doctor T.R.M. Howard saw no reason to separate the struggle for racial equality from the case for armed self-defense.

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Civil Rights and Armed Self-Defense, Clarence Thomas exceptional concurring opinion in McDonald v. Chicago. Open Page in a new Tab


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