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TCT Investigates: ‘Good guys with guns in Detroit’


WAY.>>Tucker: DOCTOR, IT IS GREAT TO SEE YOU TODAY.>>THANK YOU.>>Tucker: DETROIT, MICHIGAN, THE MOST VIOLENT PLACES IN THE UNITED STATES, AND THE PLACE WILL BE THERE IN MINUTES AND THAT IS WHY THOUSANDS OF LAW-ABIDING CITIZENS IN DETROIT CARRIED THEIR OWN FIREARMS AND DEFEND THEMSELVES SO WE WENT TO DETROIT TO MEET SOME OF THE GOOD GUYS WHO CARRY GUNS. PART 2 OF THE SERIES ON BEING LEGALLY ARMED IN DETROIT.>>DETROIT FROM EMERGENCY 911.>>LEAPT>>IT WAS A NIGHTMARE SITUATION WITH A CONCEALED PISTOL LICENSE.>>I WAS ARRESTED, HANDCUFFED AND TAKEN TO THE JUDGE HOUSE — JAILHOUSE. HE WAS HOME FROM A CHRISTMAS PARTY, DRESSED AS SANTA CLAUS AND STOPPED AT A GAS STATION TO HELP A FEMALE COWORKER CHANGE HER ENTIRE.>>INDIVIDUALLY I APPROACHED HER AT THAT TIME AND I PHYSICALLY PUSHED HER AND I WAS INTOXICATED. I INTERVENED AND IT WAS A SITUATION WHERE HE WANTED TO SHOOT A FIREARM AND WE HAD A SHOOT OUT. I WAS CHARGED WITH SEVEN FELONIES FOR DEFENDING MYSELF AS WELL AS A FRIEND.>>HIS CHURCH HELPED HIM COVER MORE THAN $50,000 IN LEGAL FEES. AFTER MORE THAN A YEAR IN COURT, A JURY CLEARED HIM ON ALL CHARGES.>>HE IS CALLED THE SANTA SHOOTER AFTER ARRESTED FOR OPENING FIRE AT SAINT NICK.>>NOW HE WANTS TO GO BUY A NEW NAME, FREE MAN AFTER ACQUITTED OF ALL CHARGES.>>LIKE THOUSANDS OF DETROITERS, HE HAS A LICENSE TO CARRY CONCEALED WEAPON.>>THE POLICE CHIEF HAS A RIGHT TO CARRY.>>THERE IS RISHA ENDEMIC RESEARCH THAT CITIZENS FEAR MORE THAN THE POLICE.>>THE THING ABOUT IT, WHEN INTOXICATED, TO DE-ESCALATE THE SITUATION AND CALL THE POLICE AND THE POLICE WILL ARRIVE IN TIME.>>BY THE TIME THEY ARE COLD IT IS USUALLY AFTER-THE-FACT. SO THEY ARE REACTING TO THE CRIME.>>THE POLICE DEPARTMENT WITH A TASK, RESPONSIBLE FOR A CITY AS LARGE AS PHILADELPHIA, BUT WITH ONE-THIRD AS MANY OFFICERS.>>THE POLICE DEPARTMENT AND STAFF IS BASED ON POPULATION. THE POLICE ARE NOT EVERYWHERE OF EVERY MINUTE OF EVERY DAY. OFTENTIMES WE NEED TO HIRE MORE POLICE OFFICERS. IT IS NOT REALISTIC.>>IT IS A SENTIMENT ECHOED BY FIREARMS INSTRUCTOR RICK.>>A HIGH LEVEL OF CRIME HERE. THEY WILL MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO GET THE RESIDENCE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. THEY MAY NOT GET THERE FAST ENOUGH.>>THIS IS NOT BEING A VIGILANTE. I’M NOT ADVOCATING THAT. BUT I’M ALSO ADVOCATING NOT BECOMING A VICTIM. AND THIS IS STAYING ALIVE. LET US JUST THE REALITY. THAT IS ANYWHERE.>>DETROIT’S RATE OF JUSTIFIABLE HOMICIDES KILLED BY ARMED CITIZENS IS 20 TIMES HIGHER THAN THE NATIONAL AVERAGE.>>BAD GUYS LOVE GUN CONTROL. ADDITIONAL LEGISLATION, ANTIGUN LAWS, IT WILL NOT STOP BAD GUYS.>>BAD GUYS, GOOD GUY SHOULD HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE

100 thoughts on “TCT Investigates: ‘Good guys with guns in Detroit’

  1. "What's a high crime? How about if an important person hurts somebody of low means? It's not very scholarly. But I think it's the truth. I think that's what they meant by high crimes. Doesn't even have to be a crime." -Lindsey Graham

  2. The city should pay back his legal fees. He did absolutely nothing wrong. Shouldn't have arrested him in the first place.

  3. I hope he sued them for what they put him through. That's a big fear of mine if God forbid I find myself in a situation like his.

  4. Detroit, Baltimore, California and Portland are the most dangerous places, and do you know what they have in common? Long time LIBERAL STATES

  5. Jesus's all that money to prove you innocent ..what good is the 2A if u spend the rest of your life in jail. For a crime u did not commit…don't get me wrong I'm a 2A supporter..the law procces is a mess if the cops can not determine a justified shooting..u say dew process..but few process for s criminal..not a victim..I just don't get it..

  6. You can be found not guilty and exonerated but you had to pay 50k to get there. Why can't the laws be made to repay you the money you spent to prove you are not guilty/exonerated. I was put in a similar legal situation and had all charges dropped and was exonerated but I was still out my money. Total crock.

  7. It's not just Detroit where law abiding citizens need firearms. It's every state. No matter what the guns laws are criminals will always be able to get guns. Ban guns and only law abiding citizens will be left defenseless. It's not the police officers fault that it takes time to get to a location. That's just how it is.

  8. TELL ME TUCKER… WHERE DOES THE 2A SAY, "ONLY LAW ABIDING CITIZENS HAVE A RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS?" I CANT BUY A GUN CAUSE OF SOME DV CHARGES 26 YRS AGO. NO RECORD EVER SINCE. X WIFE ENJOYED WATCHING ME GO TO JAIL. ITS JUST PURE BULLCRAP IM STILL PAYING FOR THE CRIMES TO THIS DAY.

  9. That's great to hear, I'm glad people in Detroit are practicing their 2nd amendment rights and protecting themselves!!!

  10. America’s greatest national security threat: a homegrown radical WHITE far right extremist with a gun! # abolish 2A

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  12. Too bad it took a year and 50k for an innocent man to be found innocent. Should never have been charged in the first place.

  13. What prospective police officer would apply in a communist/democrat controlled city. Until you get rid of them the number of new recruits will continue to go down.

  14. I moved from NJ police state with ridiculous taxes and all they do is write street citations unless in newark m, Camden, or jersey city. Now live in a red state and have my open carry… people smile and wave. No violence

  15. Me, i would totally move to a conceal carry state and drive in shady neighbourhoods for self-defence target practice! I hear that wearing expensive jewellery and clothing are good magnets for vagabonds.

  16. Get your insurance through USCCA! 30 bucks a month for platinum coverage. Beats NRA coverage all the way around. Covers any weapon of opportunity including your hands. Covers your spouse at home. They will send 2nd amendment versed lawyer to you, replace your weapon. Check them out, 877-677-1919, tell them David from Oklahoma referred you.

  17. Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha. There's no such thing as a good guy with a gun in America. I wouldn't trust ANY American with a gun. Even your military does friendly fire and kills their military friends.

  18. These guys have wonderful attitudes, I love it! The firearms instructor, the chief of police … we need more like them!

  19. We need more police chiefs like this man! I would say, make 1.000 clones of him, but they wouldn't be old enough before democrats completely destroyed the city! We need people of Detroit to stand up now and vote these racists (pretending to care) out of office and put in politicians who actually care about the people of Detroit!

  20. I am so very sorry for him to go through such terrible legal troubles just for defending himself.
    He Shouldn't have been arrested and charged. The surveillance video was more than enough proof for that.

  21. What if you didn't have the money to fight back, it was clearly self defense and should not have costed him a cent!

  22. America is the GREATEST their has EVER been.. We have the right to ARM ourselves use it when threatened 🇺🇸🇺🇸 This is why my family and I vote Republican

  23. He should sue them for millions for unlawful arrest and confinement, stress and anguish, undue hardship and the court costs!!!

  24. “I like violate his rights, due process later.” He got lucky being acquitted, in a system flawed enough to charge him with multiple felonies only to be cleared on all accounts shows the system isn’t sick, its plagued with injustice. He may be free but he didn’t walk without a hefty bill to the government that is supposed to protect the just.

  25. Thank God everything worked out for him. Thank God we have a chief of Police like that. May God bless and protect you all.

  26. To the people who gave this a thumbs down, wait until something bad comes your way. You will wish you had a gun before bad guys commit a violent act upon you &/or your family.

  27. every state needs to pass permit-less carry aka constitutional carry, but if your state doesnt have that law you certainly should get your CCW permit and carry your gun daily.
    its not just detroit where you need to carry a gun. violent crime can happen in any city or town.

  28. all gun laws are unconstitutional.
    SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED is pretty clear. there are 20k gun laws already and gun law #20,001 wont end gun crime… criminals will always get guns. you live in fantasy land if you think we can get all of the guns off the streets. there are 350m+ guns and around 500k are stolen each year, so the black market has millions of guns.

  29. It is every American citizens Right to justified self protection. The citizen, once justified, should be held harmless from civil actions by greedy and vindictive criminal families and overreaching State.

  30. On November first here in Oklahoma We become a freedom state being allowed to open carry or conseled carry with out having a permit !

  31. Whoever tried to put him in jail needs to be named and shamed and made to pay the legal fees. People who loose these kinds of caught battles need to pay for the legal fees.

  32. Funny how our tax money is used to prosecute us in court and YOU have to pay out of YPUR pocket to defend yourself….in that same court. Man had over 50,000.00 in legal fees just to be cleared for saving his lofe and the life of a 3rd party.

  33. Both Rick Ector and Marcus Weldon are personal friends of mine and I will tell you will not find a better pair of gentlemen anywhere! You need to look into both men's stories and you will be amazed at what they have done to help the city of Detroit!

  34. This is not good we have to find a way to sue cities and governments the only people that got the guns these days are our police and criminals that's not the way that it's supposed to be everybody that wants a gun should be able to buy a gun it's in the Constitution and we don't need no paperwork for either we don't need any kind of thing we should be able to go to the store and buy one we shouldn't have to pay high fees that we cannot afford for permits keeping us away from guns or regulations keeping us from purchasing guns protect our home and family if not a carrier permit every home should have a gun if a person wants to have one maybe not to leave the home but you stay in the home has protection we need a good up-and-coming attorney in this nation to lead the fight and make a name for himself

  35. This is why Trump needs to send the National Guard to these areas to enforce the law soldiers on every corner looking for drugs and perps this is what America needs to do to clean up at cities and get rid of these drugs

  36. Yes….Good guys SHOULD have guns…. All police do is fill out a report…. Rarely do they arrive in time… and I'm not speaking ill of the police, it's just the nature of most situations. The police usually arrive after the fact. (It's the fact that made you call them). So yes, anyone with any sense should carry and know how to use a gun.

  37. The State should have paid his legal fees. $50,000 to prove your innocence is not acceptable, that is a pay to stay alive. That is just another tax that we didn't have representation for. 100

  38. We are at 2 min 30 seconds. That's pretty cool because we are very pro 2a. Top gun is a great store too go check em out. Stay safe and stay free everybody!

  39. I like how decromat dont talk about this a blackman helping other people and defend him self of not getting shoot and stop crime from a dangours toxic person with gun as decromat still let them go to jail as he black man with gun who the left crys we love black and browns.

  40. Oh, "Sucker"…
    That "Good guys with guns" better not be colored….
    He´d be shot before you can say "second amendment"…
    I´d laugh but, unfortunately, it´s true….

  41. "Why not just call the police?". Oh my, because their average response time is sooooooooooo long. All the innocent people could be dead by then!

  42. I wonder if he would have been acquitted if he was white. Of course most of you have not seen the double standards because the media hides it.

  43. Excellent segment! I wish more coverage was given to positive aspects of legal self protection.
    And much high praise for the chief of police! I can appreciate a man in his position that takes such a stand on behalf of the citizens that he's charged to protect. So often, police chiefs of large, urban cities are pressured to take an Anti-2nd Amendment stand, or to enforce liberal anti-gun positions. Thank you!

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