By Jillian Kay Melchior | National Review Online
Concealed weapons play an important role in deterring crime, Detroit police chief James Craig said to much fanfare at a news conference earlier this month. He recently elaborated on his statement, speaking by telephone to National Review Online.
Craig, a Detroit native, spent 28 years working at the Los Angeles Police Department before becoming police chief in Portland, Me. There, he had what he describes as “an ah-ha moment, a moment of reflection.”
“Because of my time in California, and knowing that it was rare for someone to be granted a concealed-weapons permit, I automatically went into the mode of denying the permits,” Craig says. His staff in Maine noticed and pointed out to him that the state has low crime and a good safety record.
at National Review Online.