Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Save The Date: Second Amendment March is on Wed. April 13th, 2016

Save The Date: Second Amendment March is on Wed. April 13th, 2016


Save The Date: The date of the Second Amendment March has been set! Join your fellow law-abiding gun owners and advocates of liberty on Wednesday, April 13th. 

Please note the date - you have plenty of notice to make plans. Keyboard Warrors of freedom will stay at home with lame excuses but I will see YOU there!

Personally, I find the rally to be invigorating. I enjoy networking with my fellow enthusiasts from all over our great state of Michigan. True story.

https://www.facebook.com/events/928162537267527/

About The Author
Rick Ector is a National Rifle Association credentialed Firearms Trainer, who provides Michigan CCW Class training in Detroit for students at his firearms school - Rick's Firearm Academy of Detroit.

Ector is a recognized expert in firearm safety and has been featured extensively in the national and local media: Associated Press, UPI, Fox news, New York Times, USA Today, Bearing Arms, NRAnews, Guns Digest, Tactical-Life, The Truth About Guns, The Politics Daily, Fox News Detroit, The Detroit News, The Detroit Examiner, WJLB, WGPR, and the UrbanShooterPodcast.

For more info about free shooting lessons for women and Michigan CCW Classes, please contact:

Rick's Firearm Academy of Detroit
Web: http://www.detroitccw.com.
Email: detroitccw@gmail.com
Phone: 313.733.7404

If this information was useful for you, would you please make a small recurring donation to support this site?



PSA: If you carry a firearm for self-defense, you need to protect yourself by having a membership in a Firearm Legal Program. To see the plan that I belong to, click this link now!

Rick Ector on the Steve Gruber Show to Discuss Presumptive Parole

Rick Ector on the Steve Gruber Show to Discuss Presumptive Parole

Tomorrow morning, I will make another appearance on the "Steve Gruber Show." We will be discussing a new cost-saving measure being cooked up by the Mighigan Legislature - Presumptive Parole. I will define it and explain the probable consequences of this measure. My segment will air at 7:15am, so don't stay up too late tonight.
The "Steve Gruber Show" airs on over 17 stations on the Michigan Talk Network. Tune in live and listen over the public airwaves at Lansing's WJIM - 1240AM. You can also catch the show live over the Internet:http://wjimam.com/show/the-steve-gruber-show/

About The Author
Rick Ector is a National Rifle Association credentialed Firearms Trainer, who provides Michigan CCW Class training in Detroit for students at his firearms school - Rick's Firearm Academy of Detroit.

Ector is a recognized expert in firearm safety and has been featured extensively in the national and local media: Associated Press, UPI, Fox news, New York Times, USA Today, Bearing Arms, NRAnews, Guns Digest, Tactical-Life, The Truth About Guns, The Politics Daily, Fox News Detroit, The Detroit News, The Detroit Examiner, WJLB, WGPR, and the UrbanShooterPodcast.

For more info about free shooting lessons for women and Michigan CCW Classes, please contact:

Rick's Firearm Academy of Detroit
Web: http://www.detroitccw.com.
Email: detroitccw@gmail.com
Phone: 313.733.7404

If this information was useful for you, would you please make a small recurring donation to support this site?



PSA: If you carry a firearm for self-defense, you need to protect yourself by having a membership in a Firearm Legal Program. To see the plan that I belong to, click this link now!

Rick Ector Featured in French Documentary - "USA, le pays qui arme ses enfants"

US, The Country That Weapons Children

During the spring of 2015, I was contacted by a French film-maker. They informed me that they wanted to do a documentary about how US gun-owning parents were pro-actively educating their children about firearm safety. 

Since I am a huge advocate of parents educating their children about firearms, I agreed to participate. Other subjects in this documentary include members of Michigan Open Carry - Nathan Nephew and Brian Jeffs - and Firearm Trainer Rob Pincus. 

This documentary aired on television overseas on January 20th, 2016.

This video is dubbed in French, so I can't exactly make out the mood and tone of the piece, however, my instincts suggest that it was a hit-piece. My first hint of trouble was that the film's title translates into English as "US, The Nation That Weapons Children."

I am currently looking for a translator to transcribe the audio. Once that is done, I will render my final assessment of this video.

https://youtu.be/MzRJMw4f0XA




For more info about our pro-gun activities, please visit our blog on the Internet: http://www.legallyarmedindetroit

About The Author
Rick Ector is a National Rifle Association credentialed Firearms Trainer, who provides Michigan CCW Class training in Detroit for students at his firearms school - Rick's Firearm Academy of Detroit.

Ector is a recognized expert in firearm safety and has been featured extensively in the national and local media: Associated Press, UPI, Fox news, New York Times, USA Today, Bearing Arms, NRAnews, Guns Digest, Tactical-Life, The Truth About Guns, The Politics Daily, Fox News Detroit, The Detroit News, The Detroit Examiner, WJLB, WGPR, and the UrbanShooterPodcast.

For more info about free shooting lessons for women and Michigan CCW Classes, please contact:

Rick's Firearm Academy of Detroit
Web: http://www.detroitccw.com.
Email: detroitccw@gmail.com
Phone: 313.733.7404

If this information was useful for you, would you please make a small recurring donation to support this site?

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Ask The Michigan Firearm Instructor: CPL-Holders Defending Strangers With Lethal Force

Ask The Michigan Firearm Instructor: Defending Strangers With Lethal Force

Q: Rick, I have a question. As a CPL holder, do I have the capacity to defend others (strangers) that I see that are in imminent danger? Or being hurt by others???

A: The short answer is Yes. However, I believe that it would be wise for one to carefully explore under exactly which circumstances - before it happens - when he will intervene with lethal force.

First, lets take a quick look at the applicable Michigan statute - MCL 780.972. It states in its entirety the following:

Sec. 2.

(1) An individual who has not or is not engaged in the commission of a crime at the time he or she uses deadly force may use deadly force against another individual anywhere he or she has the legal right to be with no duty to retreat if either of the following applies:

(a) The individual honestly and reasonably believes that the use of deadly force is necessary to prevent the imminent death of or imminent great bodily harm to himself or herself or to another individual.

(b) The individual honestly and reasonably believes that the use of deadly force is necessary to prevent the imminent sexual assault of himself or herself or of another individual.

(2) An individual who has not or is not engaged in the commission of a crime at the time he or she uses force other than deadly force may use force other than deadly force against another individual anywhere he or she has the legal right to be with no duty to retreat if he or she honestly and reasonably believes that the use of that force is necessary to defend himself or herself or another individual from the imminent unlawful use of force by another individual.

So, as you can plainly see, you could come to the aid of another person as long as you have a right to be where you are located, you are not committing a crime, and that other person is facing imminent sexual assault, imminent great bodily harm, or imminent death.

There are risks associated with defending another person. Be sure that you are certain of the circumstances. Coming to the aid of a stranger can get you in you big trouble if the "victim" does not corroborate your story. Imagine that one day, for example, you see a man viciously beating his significant other in public. If you intervened with lethal force - kill her abusive boyfriend or husband - will she be thankful or vengeful when the smoke clears and the police arrive? After all, you just killed her lover.

As a rule, I urge caution when one is considering getting involved in the affairs of others - especially when you do not have a perfect picture of the event unfolding before your very eyes. In contrast, if you and a friend or other person - whom you know very well - is attacked by a stranger in your presence then you are definitely clear as to what is happening.

Unless, you know the people involved I would urge caution. Maybe there is another option that does not immediately involve you using lethal force on the behalf of a stranger. Of course, the choice is yours. Whatever you decide, I hope that you make the right decision. If all else fails, you could call 9-1-1 and be a great witness.

For more info on Gun Rights, Personal Protection, and Firearm Safety, visit our blog on the Internet - Legally Armed In Detroit: http://www.legallyarmedindetroit.com

DISCLAIMER: I am not a lawyer. As such, any construed advice is worth exactly what you paid for it. True story.

About The Author
Rick Ector is a National Rifle Association credentialed Firearms Trainer, who provides Michigan CCW Class training in Detroit for students at his firearms school - Rick's Firearm Academy of Detroit.

Ector is a recognized expert in firearm safety and has been featured extensively in the national and local media: Associated Press, UPI, Fox news, New York Times, USA Today, Bearing Arms, NRAnews, Guns Digest, Tactical-Life, The Truth About Guns, The Politics Daily, Fox News Detroit, The Detroit News, The Detroit Examiner, WJLB, WGPR, and the UrbanShooterPodcast.

For more info about free shooting lessons for women and Michigan CCW Classes, please contact:

Rick's Firearm Academy of Detroit
Web: http://www.detroitccw.com.
Email: detroitccw@gmail.com
Phone: 313.733.7404

If this information was useful for you, would you please make a small recurring donation to support this site?

Metro-Detroit Livonia Michigan Concealed Pistol License - CCW CPL Classes - Saturday, March 19th, 2016

Metro-Detroit Livonia Michigan Concealed Pistol License - CCW CPL Classes - Saturday, March 19th, 2016 - Space Limited - Call Now: 313.7337404


Saturday, March 19th, 2016

We are pleased to announce another Michigan Concealed Pistol License CCW/CPL Class of this year! So, if you have a desire to qualify for a Concealed Pistol License, so that you can feel safe, register for our next class.

Saturday, March 19th, 2016

Location:

30305 Schoolcraft Avenue, 
Livonia, MI 48150
Tuition ($150)

Register here ==> Click here!

Range expenses will be incurred at the range to handle gun rental, range time, ammunition costs, and a fee for a target. The estimated fee is $35.

Our class starts at 10:00 a.m. sharp!


Saturday, March 19th, 2016





More info on Detroit Michigan CCW Class is available at our web site.

FREE Crime Prevention Ebooks For A Limited Time!

Register for this CCW Class and receive the following Ebooks:



Total Value $115!!!!! - Yours For FREE - Register Now!

Register now: Click here!

About The Author
Rick Ector is a National Rifle Association credentialed Firearms Trainer, who provides Michigan CCW Class training in Detroit for students at his firearms school - Rick's Firearm Academy of Detroit.

Ector is a recognized expert in firearm safety and has been featured extensively in the national and local media: Associated Press, UPI, USA Today, Fox News, NRAnews, Guns Digest, Tactical-Life, The Truth About Guns, The Politics Daily, Fox News Detroit, The Detroit News, The Detroit Examiner, WJLB, WGPR, and the UrbanShooterPodcast.

For more info about free shooting lessons for women and Michigan CCW Classes, please contact:

Rick's Firearm Academy of Detroit
Web: http://www.detroitccw.com.
Email: detroitccw@gmail.com
Phone: 313.733.7404

If this information was useful for you, would you please make a small recurring donation to support this site?

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Metro-Detroit Livonia Michigan Concealed Pistol License - CCW CPL Classes - Saturday, February 20th, 2016

Metro-Detroit Livonia Michigan Concealed Pistol License - CCW CPL Classes - Saturday, February 20th, 2016 - Space Limited - Call Now: 313.7337404


Saturday, February 20th, 2016

We are pleased to announce another Michigan Concealed Pistol License CCW/CPL Class of this year! So, if you have a desire to qualify for a Concealed Pistol License, so that you can feel safe, register for our next class.

Saturday, February 20th, 2016

Location:

30305 Schoolcraft Avenue, 
Livonia, MI 48150
Tuition ($150)

Register here ==> Click here!

Range expenses will be incurred at the range to handle gun rental, range time, ammunition costs, and a fee for a target. The estimated fee is $35.

Our class starts at 10:00 a.m. sharp!


Saturday, February 20th, 2016





More info on Detroit Michigan CCW Class is available at our web site.

FREE Crime Prevention Ebooks For A Limited Time!

Register for this CCW Class and receive the following Ebooks:



Total Value $115!!!!! - Yours For FREE - Register Now!

Register now: Click here!

About The Author
Rick Ector is a National Rifle Association credentialed Firearms Trainer, who provides Michigan CCW Class training in Detroit for students at his firearms school - Rick's Firearm Academy of Detroit.

Ector is a recognized expert in firearm safety and has been featured extensively in the national and local media: Associated Press, UPI, USA Today, Fox News, NRAnews, Guns Digest, Tactical-Life, The Truth About Guns, The Politics Daily, Fox News Detroit, The Detroit News, The Detroit Examiner, WJLB, WGPR, and the UrbanShooterPodcast.

For more info about free shooting lessons for women and Michigan CCW Classes, please contact:

Rick's Firearm Academy of Detroit
Web: http://www.detroitccw.com.
Email: detroitccw@gmail.com
Phone: 313.733.7404

If this information was useful for you, would you please make a small recurring donation to support this site?

Support This Web Site!

Metro-Detroit Livonia Michigan Concealed Pistol License - CCW CPL Classes - Sunday, February 7th, 2016

Metro-Detroit Livonia Michigan Concealed Pistol License - CCW CPL Classes - Sunday, February 7th, 2016 - Space Limited - Call Now: 313.7337404


Sunday, February 7th, 2016

We are pleased to announce another Michigan Concealed Pistol License CCW/CPL Class of this year! So, if you have a desire to qualify for a Concealed Pistol License, so that you can feel safe, register for our next class.

Sunday, February 7th, 2016

Location:

30305 Schoolcraft Avenue, 
Livonia, MI 48150
Tuition ($150)

Register here ==> Click here!

Range expenses will be incurred at the range to handle gun rental, range time, ammunition costs, and a fee for a target. The estimated fee is $35.

Our class starts at 10:00 a.m. sharp!


Sunday, February 7th, 2016





More info on Detroit Michigan CCW Class is available at our web site.

FREE Crime Prevention Ebooks For A Limited Time!

Register for this CCW Class and receive the following Ebooks:



Total Value $115!!!!! - Yours For FREE - Register Now!

Register now: Click here!

About The Author
Rick Ector is a National Rifle Association credentialed Firearms Trainer, who provides Michigan CCW Class training in Detroit for students at his firearms school - Rick's Firearm Academy of Detroit.

Ector is a recognized expert in firearm safety and has been featured extensively in the national and local media: Associated Press, UPI, USA Today, Fox News, NRAnews, Guns Digest, Tactical-Life, The Truth About Guns, The Politics Daily, Fox News Detroit, The Detroit News, The Detroit Examiner, WJLB, WGPR, and the UrbanShooterPodcast.

For more info about free shooting lessons for women and Michigan CCW Classes, please contact:

Rick's Firearm Academy of Detroit
Web: http://www.detroitccw.com.
Email: detroitccw@gmail.com
Phone: 313.733.7404

If this information was useful for you, would you please make a small recurring donation to support this site?

Support This Web Site!

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Rick Ector Featured on Steve Gruber Show About Surge in Michigan CPL Class Registrations

Rick Ector Was Featured on Steve Gruber Show about Surge in Michigan CPL Class Registrations

As promised, here is the podcast replay of my appearance yesterday  - Tuesday, January 26th, 2016 - on the Steve Gruber Show in which we discussed a Detroit News story in which I was featured. 

The article discussed the recent surge in interest in CPL classes in metro Detroit. Check out the show and leave feedback!

Listen to show: http://stevegruber.podbean.com/e/tuesday-january-26-2016-headlines-1453857317/

For more info on fundamental firearm safety, visit our blog on the Internet:http://www.legallyarmedindetroit.com

About The Author
Rick Ector is a National Rifle Association credentialed Firearms Trainer, who provides Michigan CCW Class training in Detroit for students at his firearms school - Rick's Firearm Academy of Detroit.

Ector is a recognized expert in firearm safety and has been featured extensively in the national and local media: Associated Press, UPI, Fox News, USA Today, New York Times, NRAnews, Guns Digest, Tactical-Life, The Truth About Guns, The Politics Daily, Fox News Detroit, The Detroit News, The Detroit Examiner, WJLB, WGPR, and the UrbanShooterPodcast.

For more info about free shooting lessons for women and Michigan CCW Classes, please contact:

Rick's Firearm Academy of Detroit
Web: http://www.detroitccw.com.
Email: info@detroitccw.com
Phone: 313.733.7404

If this information was useful for you, would you please make a small recurring donation to support this site?

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Rick Ector Was Featured In Detroit News Story on Surge in Michigan CPL Class Registrations

Rick Ector Was Featured In Detroit News Story on Surge in Michigan CPL Class Registrations

This past Saturday - January 23rd, 2016 - the Detroit News published a story on the surge in interest of CPL Classes in metro-Detroit.

The photos were actually taken from a live class that was conducted earlier in the month - Saturday, January 9th, 2016.

Eight of the sixteen pictures published in the newspaper featured "Legally Armed In Detroit" Firearm Trainer - Rick Ector.

All of the published pictures featuring Rick Ector demonstrated an important facet of fundamental firearm safety.


I was informed by the photographer that there was going to be a delay in the publication of the story due to all of the expected media attention that was going to be devoted to the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) that had just opened at Cobo Hall in downtown Detroit.

Check out the full story online.

For more info on fundamental firearm safety, visit our blog on the Internet:http://www.legallyarmedindetroit.com

About The Author
Rick Ector is a National Rifle Association credentialed Firearms Trainer, who provides Michigan CCW Class training in Detroit for students at his firearms school - Rick's Firearm Academy of Detroit.

Ector is a recognized expert in firearm safety and has been featured extensively in the national and local media: Associated Press, UPI, Fox News, USA Today, New York Times, NRAnews, Guns Digest, Tactical-Life, The Truth About Guns, The Politics Daily, Fox News Detroit, The Detroit News, The Detroit Examiner, WJLB, WGPR, and the UrbanShooterPodcast.

For more info about free shooting lessons for women and Michigan CCW Classes, please contact:

Rick's Firearm Academy of Detroit
Web: http://www.detroitccw.com.
Email: info@detroitccw.com
Phone: 313.733.7404

If this information was useful for you, would you please make a small recurring donation to support this site?

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Name That Firearm Safety Violation - Ken Jeong in Ride Along 2

Name That Firearm Safety Violation - Ken Jeong in Ride Along 2

How many safe gun handling violations, if any, do you see in this still of actor Ken Jeong from the movie "Ride Along 2?"

For more info on fundamental firearm safety, visit our blog on the Internet:http://www.legallyarmedindetroit.com

About The Author
Rick Ector is a National Rifle Association credentialed Firearms Trainer, who provides Michigan CCW Class training in Detroit for students at his firearms school - Rick's Firearm Academy of Detroit.

Ector is a recognized expert in firearm safety and has been featured extensively in the national and local media: Associated Press, UPI, Fox News, USA Today, New York Times, NRAnews, Guns Digest, Tactical-Life, The Truth About Guns, The Politics Daily, Fox News Detroit, The Detroit News, The Detroit Examiner, WJLB, WGPR, and the UrbanShooterPodcast.

For more info about free shooting lessons for women and Michigan CCW Classes, please contact:

Rick's Firearm Academy of Detroit
Web: http://www.detroitccw.com.
Email: info@detroitccw.com
Phone: 313.733.7404

If this information was useful for you, would you please make a small recurring donation to support this site?

Ask The Michigan Firearm Instructor: Ammunition Prohibitions

Ask The Michigan Firearm Instructor


Q: Hey Rick, I just have a question that I hope you can shed some light on. I was at the gun shop the other day and the guy behind the counter told me that there are actually restrictions on the type of self defense cartridges a person with a cpl can use. I specifically asked him about the Lehigh maximum expansion rounds that are very good for under penetration. He said those would be restricted and I would be in trouble if I ever had used those in a self defense situation. I cannot find any info online about these supposed restrictions and I was wondering if you knew any more on this. Thanks!

A: I am unaware of any prohibitions against using any "off-the-shelf" ammunition cartridges for users who have no firearm ownership and gun possession disabilities in the state of Michigan. I am fully apprised of the fact that civilian operators in the state of New Jersey can't own or possess jacketed hollow point (JHP) ammunition.

For the record, I strongly endorse that operators - where legal - only use "defensive" ammunition for personal protection. Those rounds, such as JHPs, are designed to hit, penetrate, and stop in the first struck target. This is a safety feature designed to protect innocents. Alternatively, it is very likely, especially for the 9mm caliber, that practice rounds (FMJs) will over-penetrate and will also hit whatever is located behind the intended target.

If you "accidentally" shoot an unintended target, you may be sent to prison and lose all of your worldly possessions in a civil suit. Thus, you SHOULD always use defensive rounds for personal protection. You will pay more money but peace of mind is worth the expenditure. Carrying practice rounds in your firearm is too risky.
About The Author
Rick Ector is a National Rifle Association credentialed Firearms Trainer, who provides Michigan CCW Class training in Detroit for students at his firearms school - Rick's Firearm Academy of Detroit.

Ector is a recognized expert in firearm safety and has been featured extensively in the national and local media: Associated Press, UPI, Fox news, New York Times, USA Today, Bearing Arms, NRAnews, Guns Digest, Tactical-Life, The Truth About Guns, The Politics Daily, Fox News Detroit, The Detroit News, The Detroit Examiner, WJLB, WGPR, and the UrbanShooterPodcast.

For more info about free shooting lessons for women and Michigan CCW Classes, please contact:

Rick's Firearm Academy of Detroit
Web: http://www.detroitccw.com.
Email: detroitccw@gmail.com
Phone: 313.733.7404

If this information was useful for you, would you please make a small recurring donation to support this site?