For all intents and purposes, Detroit is a combat zone.  A September 11, 2009 Detroit News article reported that 284 murders have been committed to-date in Detroit in 2009.  According to there were tragically 195 US casualties in Afghanistan in 2009 and 122 US casualties in Iraq.  Think about this for a moment.  If you live in Detroit, your life is more at risk than a US soldier in a combat zone.  I recommend that all law-abiding citizens who must live, work, or travel in Detroit obtain the necessary training and proper paperwork to carry a firearm on their person at all times when in the Det-Zone.