At the Detroit News:
Concealed weapons could save lives

By Dr. John Lott and Phil Green. May 24, 2023

During the first quarter of 2023, Detroit had the fifth highest murder rate in the country, according to preliminary police department crime data compiled by WalletHub.

Gun control advocates propose to help by banning people from carrying permitted concealed handguns in the city.

Police are critical to stopping crime. Academic research shows that policing is probably the single most important factor in reducing it.

But the police themselves realize that, even in normal times, they virtually always arrive on the crime scene after the crime has occurred.

In 2013, police response times in Detroit averaged 50 minutes.

By 2018, it was down to 12 minutes. Compare that to cities such as Los Angeles and New York, where the response times were 5.7 and 4.6 minutes.

Even if a crime victim is able to make a call, 12 minutes is a long time when seconds matter. .....


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