“Where I live, even in normal times, the police and military run the show. We do not have mafia or organized crime because police and military take care of that.”
There are two ways that can be understood, which I suppose was your intent.
Bugs Bunny: "I speak softly, but I carry a big stick."
Yosemite Sam: "Oh yeah? Well I speak LOUD! and I carry a BIGGER stick! and I use it, too!" BAM!