Greg Gutfeld tonight weighed in on a surge in Detroit's concealed carry permits, remarking that you can't blame residents for wanting to protect themselves.

Detroit Police Chief James Craig recently told NPR that liberalized gun laws have made it easier to get concealed carry permits, and he doesn't mind.

"Here in Detroit, people didn't have a lot of confidence that when they dialed 911, that the police were going to show up," Craig said.

“You can't blame people for wanting to protect themselves,” Gutfeld said. “As they see the reality of law enforcement: that law is enforced only after the law shows up. That can be a problem if you're already dead.”

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Gutfeld called Detroit “a wild west in need of order,” and added that “only a piece brings the peace.”

“The Five" co-host cited a Pew study, which found that 54 percent of African-Americans see gun ownership as a good thing, which is reflected in the rise of concealed weapons permits.

“So no matter how hard the establishment media tries, they can't convince good people how bad guns are when they're in the right hands,” Gutfeld said.

Gutfeld remarked that the media “misses the point,” since they travel to and from their well-protected studios in secure vehicles.

The fine people of Detroit don't have that luxury,” he said. “They realize any argument against arming yourself is full of holes – which is not the way they'd like to end up being.”

Watch Gutfeld’s monologue above.

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