Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Proposed MI Law Does Not Protect Women and Can Unfairly Target Innocent Gun Owners

Proposed MI Law Does Not Protect Women and Can Unfairly Target Innocent Gun Owners

I had an opportunity to chime in on the debate about a proposed system to disarm bad guys suspected of having a mental illness. Most of the commentary I shared was not used. However, my concerns about due process of the accused were aired in the story. Overall, I do not support this bill. I believe that it can be used to punish those who have been unfairly accused.
Current law allows for a PPO to be ordered ex parte to an alleged victim of domestic violence. The net effect grants the accused a hearing within 14 days that does not exist in this newly proposed legislation. The accused has to petition the court to get a hearing. Also, current law allows a person with a PPO to get an Emergency CPL immediately to protect himself against an intimate partner accused of abuse.
Moreover, under current law, a person with a PPO can't own or possess a firearm or have a CPL.
Legislation needs to be looked at that gives folks with suspected mental issues the treatment they need. Currently, they can be arrested, if warranted, and held for observation for a couple of days.
Merely taking away a bad guy's gun will not stop someone from getting another one and hurting somebody. Further, making it easier for someone to be unfairly disarmed on a mere allegation without a prompt hearing is a violation of due process and is evil.
Lets get folks with dangerous mental illnesses the treatment they need.
Further, there needs to be harsh penalties and consequences for anyone abusing this process to unfairly punish an ex-intimate partner.
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

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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!

Monday, February 19, 2018

Tough Talk With Taros in 2018 with Rick Ector

Tough Talk With Taros in 2018 with Rick Ector

I have been invited to once again appear on Paul's show - Tough Talk with Taro. 

We will tackle the topics of Gun Control and Mass Shootings in the aftermath of the latest school shooting and dedicate a tribute to Gun Rights icon General Laney. 

It should be an awesome show!

I'll update you with viewing info next week!

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!

NTFSV - Name That Firearm Safety Violation: A Man Called Hawk

NTFSV - Name That Firearm Safety Violation: Avery Brooks
How many safe gun handling violations do you see, if any, in this picture. This photo features actor Avery Brooks who starred in TV series "A Man Called Hawk."

For more info on safe gun handling, please visit our blog on the Internet - Legally Armed In Detroit - at the following web address: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, 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!

Friday, February 16, 2018

Rick Ector Supports Arming Teachers in Michigan Schools

Rick Ector Supports Arming Teachers in Michigan Schools


With all the attention given to the latest school shooting, I was surprised by a friend to learn that a previously published photo of me has been "repurposed" for a story about a bill being considered in Michigan to allow teachers and other staff to carry guns in schools.

For the record, I support the bill. Bad guys know that they can shoot up a school and rack up a huge body-count before the cops can get there. In my humble opinion, it would be much better to allow staff to carry guns to engage this maniacs to reduce loss of life.

What do you think?

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!

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Rick Ector Appears on "Lock N Load" to Pay Tribute to General Laney

Rick Ector Appears on "Lock N Load" to Pay Tribute to General Laney



Tonight - February 13th, at 8pm EST, I will be a guest on the "Lock N Load Show with Bill Frady." Bill will have the night off due to an unavoidable conflict but I will be joining the INCOMPARABLE Rob Morse on the show!

Rob and I will be talking about a speech I recently gave before the Oakland County Campaign for Liberty organization. Earlier this month, I gave presentation on Detroit's greatest ever gun rights advocate - General Laney.

For show information - including how to listen in to it - visit the following URL:http://lockandloadradio.com/listen-live/

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!

Michigan Detroit Area CPL CCW Class - Sunday, February 25th - Rick Ector Led Class - RSVP NOW!

Rick Ector's Michigan Concealed Pistol License (CPL) Class - Sunday, February 25th - Tuition $149 - 10am

We are pleased to announce our next Michigan Concealed Pistol License CCW/CPL Class!

Class DATE: Sunday, February 25th, 2018 - RSVP NOW

If you have a desire to qualify for a Concealed Pistol License (CPL), so that you will become safe, register for our next class.


Everyone claims to be the best. I am going to show you why we are the best.

Our classroom sizes are limited to ensure a proper learning environment. You will be comfortable asking questions that are most pertinent to your situation. We understand that being stuffed in a sardine can with 50 other students leaves much to be desired.

Our legal module is taught by a credible practicing criminal defense attorney. The legal module will NOT consist of an attorney - who never actually practiced law - lecturing on your duties, rights, and responsibilities under the law on a DVD.


Your safety and freedom deserve much better. Other providers, if they teach the law at all, only offer up their unprofessional and untested opinions. Our attorney is also a regular subject matter expert featured on the news and local talk shows.

I daily receive phone calls from students who took the $50 classes and short-changed themselves. The irony is that is that instead of calling their original trainer, they end up calling me. By this time, all I can do is refer them to competent counsel and hope that the amount of trouble they get into is minimized.
You have a choice: pay just a little more now for a superior class or pay a ton more later.


We provide one-on-one shooting supervision in the shooting booth. We understand that you need expert instruction on the safe operation of a pistol from a whisper away. Unlike the others, we do not have one instructor who watches five students on the range at the same time. We are right there with you each and every step along the way to ensure that you are safe while learning.

Finally, our Chief Instructor actually teaches the class. He does not rely upon the playing of out-of-date and boring DVDs as a substitute for quality and up-to-date instruction. Our training is a 100 percent live and entertaining presentation which ensure that you fully grasp and understand the material well after you leave the classroom. My students see for themselves how fast the GroupOn classes are over before we reach the half-way point of our class.

Our Chief instructor has been training citizens, such as yourself, for over ten years with a 100 percent safety record. We are especially adept at training first-time shooters, women, and seniors. We are not fly-by-night operators. We have seen many training providers come and go over the last decade.

Only quality Instructors have staying power. We are here for the long haul. So, if you ever have a need for follow-up, you know that you can find us - even if it is five years later.

If you want the best instruction, you have to be taught by the best. You deserve it, your family deserves, and your safety at home and out in the streets requires it. Don't be penny-wise and pound foolish with your safety. Go with the best. Me.

When my students call me, they are referring family members and friends to take our class. When graduates from other training classes call me, they were failed by their instructors and need serious legal help. Get it done right the first time.

Sunday, February 25th, 2018
Location: L.A.I.D. HQ
30305 Schoolcraft Ave.
Livonia, MI
10am Start
Tuition ($149)


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.

Chief Firearm Instructor Rick Ector is a recognized expert in firearm safety and has been featured extensively in the national and local media: New York Times, Associated Press, UPI, USA Today, Fox News, NRAnews, Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, National Public Radio, "Let It Rip," the Detroit Metro Times, Guns Digest, Tactical-Life, The Truth About Guns, The Politics Daily, Fox News Detroit, The Detroit News, and the Detroit Free Press.

Ector has the following NRA Certifications: Training Counselor, Chief Range Safety Officer, Home Firearm Safety, Pistol, Shotgun, Rifle, Personal Protection I, Personal Protection II, Shotgun Shell Reloading, and Metallic Cartridge Case Reloading.

Recent Awards and Honors Bestowed to our Chief Instructor include the following:

- Ector was featured in a new nationally broadcast 9-part NRA series entitled "The DL with Dana Loesch" in early 2017.

- Ector was featured as a Gun Rights Advocate in the Comedy Central Special entitled "Jordan Klepper Solves Guns" in mid-2017.

- Ector was named as a 2016 "Defender of Liberty" by the Second Amendment Foundation at the Gun Rights Policy Conference (GRPC) in Tampa, FL.

- Ector was named the 2014 MCRGO Guns Rights Advocate of the Year.

- Ector was named the Keynote Speaker of the 2014 Michigan Second Amendment March.


Do NOT Take Our Class If...
- You don't want a 2 hour live lecture from a respected and practicing criminal defense attorney on the law. You will learn the law!
- You are comfortable with up to 60 sixty students stuffed into a classroom. In my class you will be comfortable.
- You don't want to be one-on-one with a Firearm Instructor in the shooting booth with you.
- You are not willing to spend at least 8 hours in class to get the best possible start as a CPL-holder.

If you want to take the best CPL Class, enroll in our class:

RSVP NOW: Sunday, February 25th, 2018

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Rick Ector Gives Talk on General Laney's Epic Legal Fight With Robert Ficano

Why There Is No Gun Range in the City of Detroit

Lack of A Gun Range in Detroit Explained
Have you ever wondered why there aren't any gun ranges open for business in the city of Detroit?
The city of Detroit has a law on the books that does not allow gun ranges to operate in the city. Laney's range was "grandfathered" and was allowed to continue to operate. Detroit's last gun range in the city was burned to the ground under mysterious circumstances when its owner - General Laney - became ill and soon thereafter died.
Last week, I was extended an opportunity to address the Oakland County Campaign for Liberty organization. Since it was February, I turned it into a Black History Month tribute to General Laney.
Check it out to hear me deliver a presentation on the city of Detroit's greatest gun rights advocate - Mr. General Laney.


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!

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Rick Ector Gives Presentation on General Laney at Campaign for Liberty Meeting

Rick Ector Gives Presentation on General Laney at Campaign for Liberty Meeting

Picture of me speaking at the local Campaign for Liberty meeting last night in Troy, Michigan. In recognition of Black History Month, my presentation featured a prominent Firearms Instructor in the Detroit area during the mid 1990s through the early 2000s - General Laney.
Laney, at the time, operated the only gun range in the city of Detroit. In 1999, he was targeted by Sheriff Robert Ficano. He attempted to set-up Laney in straw purchase using undercover law enforcement agents. The protracted legal battle went all the way to the Michigan Supreme Court.
Ultimately, justice prevailed and Laney was exonerated.

If the video becomes available, it will be posted on this web site.

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!

Friday, February 2, 2018

Flashback: LAID 5th Annual Shooting Event for Women (2016)

LAID 5th Annual Shooting Event for Women (2016)

Here is a video recap of the LAID Annual Shooting Event for Women from 2016! Check it out!

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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!

LAID Salutes Dr. Ossian Sweet #BHM #Day2

LAID Salutes Dr. Ossian Sweet #BHM

Rick's Firearm Academy of Detroit salutes #BlackHistoryMonth by honoring patriots who fought for freedom. Today's honoree is Dr. Ossian Sweet - The successful armed defense of his home from an angry mob and an acquittal by an all-white jury in 1925, led to the enactment of the 1927 Michigan Firearms Act. 

That legislation was designed to disarm black people so that they couldn't defend themselves from racists. Gun control has racist roots; it was never created for the control of guns (inanimate objects) - it is all about control. 

When someone proposes a new law about guns, they seek to disarm you so that YOU can be controlled. Reject racist gun laws. If you do not like guns, you probably don't know your history.

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!

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Volunteers Needed: 2018 LAID FREE Firearm Training Event for Women - 7th Annual

2018 LAID FREE Firearm Training Event for Women - 7th Annual

2018 FREE Firearm Training Event for Women: I have officially started planning for this year's community service event.
For the last six years, local firearm instructors, range safety officers, and interested citizens have conducted a FREE firearm training event for women. Last year, this event trained 600 women with a FREE firearm training experience.
This year, this event in its 7th year, seeks to provide a free shooting lesson for a record and unprecedented 750 women - in a one day event. It is believed that this event is the largest of its type anywhere in the world and has never been conducted on this scale in the history of firearms education.
If you are a credentialed firearm trainer, a range safety officer, or a volunteer from a prior year's event and you want to join us in this record-setting event, send me a join request to the following group of Facebook:

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!