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January 6th, 2014
08:52 PM ET

Detroit police chief: More guns to good people can deter crime

Detroit's police chief James Craig says he thinks more people with concealed weapons would deter violence, even though his city has one of the highest violent crime rates per capita in the country.

Detroit police chief: Arming residents will act as a deterrent

So why does he think more guns would help?

OutFront: Detroit Police Chief James Craig.

Filed under: Gun Control • News
January 3rd, 2014
08:08 PM ET

Detroit police chief: Arming residents will act as a deterrent

A surprising statement on gun violence from the police chief of one of America's most violent cities.

Detroit's top cop James Craig says he thinks more people need guns to keep safe.

"There’s a number of [concealed pistol license, or CPL] holders running around the city of Detroit. I think it's acting as a deterrent. Good Americans with CPLs translates into crime reduction, too," Craig said on WJR Radio's "The Paul W. Smith Show."

So would Detroit and other violence-plagued cities really benefit from more guns?

OutFront: Mike Brooks is an HLN Law Enforcement Analyst and John Lott is the Author of "More Guns, Less Crime."

Filed under: Crime • Gun Control • News
December 10th, 2013
08:14 PM ET

Has Obama kept his promise on guns since Newtown?

Has the White House done enough to deliver on its promise to fight for measures to prevent future Sandy Hooks?

Nearly one year since the devastating Newtown massacre, Vice President Joe Biden met with families who lost loved ones in the Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting.

He pledged $100 million in funding for a mental health initiative as one way to stem gun violence.

It's part of litany of promises the president has made over the past year.

President Barack Obama: "In the coming weeks, I will use whatever power this office holds to engage my fellow citizens – from law enforcement to mental health professionals to parents and educators – in an effort aimed at preventing more tragedies like this." (December 16, 2012)

Vice President Joe Biden: "The recommendations we provided to the president on Monday call for executive actions he could sign, legislation he could call for, and long-term research that should be undertaken." (January 16, 2013)

President Barack Obama: "We need everybody to remember how we felt 100 days ago and make sure that what we said at that time wasn't just a bunch of platitudes, that we meant it." (March 28, 2013)

But has the Obama administration really done enough to fulfill all these promises?

OutFront: Paul Helmke, the former president of the Brady campaign to prevent gun violence and Michael Skolnik is the editor-in-chief of Global Grind.com

Filed under: Gun Control • News • Newtown
September 27th, 2013
08:30 PM ET

Teachers training to physically fight school shooters

Is Obama taking a tip from the NRA?

The Justice Department today announced it will put aside $45 million dollars to put more police officers in public schools. It's an idea the NRA pushed immediately after the Sandy Hook elementary shooting.

Schools around the nation are struggling to find ways to prevent another Sandy Hook. David Mattingly is OutFront with just how far one school is taking this mission.

Filed under: Crime • Gun Control • News
September 12th, 2013
08:52 PM ET

Iowa allows gun permits for the blind

Across the country, we're seeing a series of blows to gun control. In Chicago, gun owners will no longer have to register their firearms - putting an end to a policy that has tracked guns in the city for more than 40 years.

In Missouri, a controversial measure that would have prevented enforcement of federal gun laws nearly passed. A push to override the governor's veto fell just one vote short of approval in the state Senate.

And in Iowa, the legally blind can legally get a gun permit. State law says every Iowan has the right to carry a weapon - but what about safety?

CNN's Ted Rowlands is OutFront with the story.

Filed under: Gun Control • News
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