Monday, July 30, 2012

Detroit Community Safety Advocate Organizes "Personal Protection Awareness" Weekend

Detroit Firearms Instructor will run a Three Day "Personal Protection Awareness Weekend" event to provide FREE safety information and training to metro area residents.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Detroit, Michigan - Monday, July 30th, 2012 - Local community safety advocate, Rick Ector, is organizing a three day event in August to provide FREE personal protection and community safety information to metro-Detroit residents. The event, "Personal Protection Awareness Weekend," features a day of free personal and community seminars, a day dedicated to providing free firearm safety training for at least 50 women, and an Open Carry gun rights dinner in Detroit.

The weekend long event was the brainchild of Ector - a NRA certified firearms instructor - who wanted to expand his community service projects to include activities not dedicated solely to handguns. Ector states, "I realize that firearm ownership and usage is not an option that everyone in our community is ready to embrace. So, I branched out and partnered with other local community service groups to provide access to safety info that details other options. Given the current state of inadequate public safety resources, learning how to stay safe from violent is a topic on everyone's mind these days."

The free seminar training, taking place on Saturday, August 11th, features safety presentations from several local organizations: Sisters Acquiring Financial Empowerment (SAFE), It Takes A Village Ya'll, the Detroit Police Department, Michigan TASER Distributing, Michigan Open Carry Inc., and Rick's Firearm Academy of Detroit. Topics covered include "Empowerment Options for Survivors of Domestic Violence," "Building Safer Communities in our Neighborhoods," "The TASER as a Personal Protection Option," "Personal Protection Tips," "Handgun Open Carry Info," and the "Michigan Concealed Pistol License." 


Class Schedule - Comfort Suites - 24977 Northwestern Hwy - Southfield, MI 48076
10am - "Empowerment Options for Survivors of Domestic Violence" - RSVP Here
11am - "Building Safer Communities in our Neighborhoods" - RSVP Here
12pm - "TASER as a Personal Protection Option" - RSVP Here
1pm   - "Personal Protection Tips from the Detroit Police Dept." - RSVP Here
2pm   - "Handgun Open Carry Info from Michigan Open Carry" - RSVP Here
4pm   - Michigan Concealed Pistol License (CPL) Info - RSVP Here

The free firearms handling training, taking place at a local target range on Sunday, August 12th, will train at least 50 women how to safely handle, load, and discharge a handgun at an approved target. No prior firearms related experience is necessary and all participants will not incur any costs for the training, access for the usage of the range and a handgun, and expenses for ammunition.

The FREE Women's Firearm Training will occur on Sunday, August 12th, 2012. The event starts promptly at 11:00am. The venue will be the Target Sports II Gun Range - 3240 Orchard Lake Road, Orchard Lake, Michigan. To participate, RSVP HERE

The gun rights dinner, taking place on Monday, August 13th, is a handgun open carry event. It's purpose is to educate local area residents that carrying a handgun openly is legal in the state of Michigan. An estimated audience of at least 100 firearm carrying attendees are expected to have dinner while hearing speeches from three well known national gun rights speakers: Pastor Kenn Blanchard (Urban Shooter Podcast), Mr. John Pierce (OpenCarry.org) and Mr. Larry Pratt (Gun Owners of America).

The "Legally Armed In Detroit" (LAID) 2nd Annual Open Carry Dinner will be held on Monday evening, August 13th, 2012 at the Upper Room Entertainment Facility - 23821 Grand River Ave - Detroit, MI 48219. The doors open at 6:00pm. Tickets can be purchased online or ordered via phone at 313.733.7404.

The three-day event starts in earnest on Saturday morning (August 11th) at 10am at the Comfort Suites - Southfield. The free seminars will run consecutively until 5:00pm. The firearm training will start at 11:00am at the Target Sports Gun Range in Orchard Lake. Both days of training are free however participants need to RSVP in advance. The last event, the Legally Armed in Detroit 2nd Annual Open Carry Dinner will take place at the Upper Room Entertainment Complex in Detroit at 6:00pm. The dinner will require the purchase of a ticket.

Persons desiring to participate in any of the events, should either visit the "Legally Armed In Detroit" web site (www.legallyarmedindetroit.com) or call 313.733.7404.

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