On July 11, 2016, the Detroit Police Department teamed up with the National Shooting Sports Association (NSSA) to promote gun safety in Detroit. Chief Craig was in attendance. The goal was to prevent accidents with guns, especially accidents involving children.From wxyz.com:
Detroit Police Chief James Craig will be joined by the National Shooting Sports Foundation later today where they'll be talking about firearm safety and proper storage and misuse of guns.
The goal here is to promote the safe use of any firearm and help the community by handing out gun locks and information.
Chief Craig has been at the forefront of urban police chiefs championing armed self defense for his city. Detroit stands out as a city where urban violence has not spiked, as it has in Milwaukee, Chicago, and Baltimore.
It is important to keep small children from accessing loaded firearms. Chief Craig is not pushing for firearms to be unavailable for self defense. He is not pushing for mandatory storage laws, such as have been passed in San Francisco, and which were struck down in the Supreme Court with the Heller decision.
There is a fundamental difference between pushing a voluntary action for the purposes of safety, and mandating it as a matter of public policy.
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