Detroit Mayor says gun-free zones in the city don't do much to limit shootings
Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan (DUG-in) says efforts to set up “gun-free zones” in the city…may not do much to limit shootings.
The mayor praises state lawmakers for passing recent laws to take guns away from people if they are deemed a threat.
And Detroit’s police department is coordinating with federal and county law enforcement agencies to focus on preventing gun violence.
But Duggan says he is not a fan of the Detroit City Council’s recent request for Lansing lawmakers to create certain areas where guns are not permitted.
Mayor Duggan said, “I don’t see the gun-free zones being particularly helpful. I think we have set up right now on the Riverwalk metal detectors. The teenagers…the felons…people who cannot legally carry…they’re staying away. And so all a gun-free zone does is take the people with a concealed carry permit out. And I’m not sure there’s any great advantage to that.”
Duggan is also joining President Biden’s campaign…as one of 50 members of a so-called National Advisory Board…designed to serve as key candidate surrogates in their respective regions...