As a Firearms Instructor, I have heard more than my fair share of "Wive's Tales" as it relates to the topics of Lethal Force, Less Than Lethal Force, and Self-Defense.
A Wive's Tale according to the "Free Dictionary" on the Internet is a 'A superstitious belief or story belonging to traditional folklore.' In simple terms, it is a popular account or a story that has been told so many times that many believe it to be true because so many people are circulating the same story.
Perhaps the biggest one in circulation, even today, is that if a home owner ever feels the need to 'defend himself' against another person on his property, he would be well advised to simply "shoot and drag him into the house."
This myth, as told to me second-hand by more people than you would probably believe possible, is allegedly also being spread by some law enforcement officers. I would hate to believe that there are some officers who are that misinformed.
However, since I have had numerous debates and discussions with officers giving me their opinion as to what the state of Michigan statutes actually say on various topics relating to firearms that simply are not true, it is possible.
More than anything, one should never take legal advice from a law enforcement officer. He might mean well but could very possible be wrong because he understood it incorrectly, was never taught the subject, failed to stay current on the law, or simply "made it up."
You should only get legal advice from a qualified and experienced legal advisor, such as an attorney. To do otherwise could very easily jeopardize your life, freedom, or both.
If you are a home-owner, a business-owner, a firearm owner, a CPL-holder, an attorney, a law enforcement officer desiring to be current, a member of the media, a bodyguard, a security guide, an armed courier, or you are simply fascinated with the subjects of lethal force and self-defense, you need to attend the "Michigan Lethal Force Seminar: Laws Every Firearm Owner Must Know."
It is a detailed accounting of Michigan's laws on the subjects you need to know. Ignorance of the law is not a valid excuse. Neither is believing a popularly told wive's tale that is false.
The seminar will be held on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 9am in downtown Detroit at the Law Office of Terry L. Johnson. The event will be moderated by me - Rick Ector - and feature an extensive Q&A Session to resolve any nagging concerns you have about your understanding of the law.
The seminar costs $99. It is a small price to pay for peace of mind. Not attending this seminar can cost you far more: attorney fees, lost time from work, reputation damage in the media, court costs, and your freedom.
Parking is ample but space in the seminar is limited. To RSVP, go this link ASAP:http://www.eventbee.com/v/rick9mm/event?eid=100117644
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, 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.
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