Sunday, December 19, 2010

Detroit Michigan CCW Classes Instructor Calls For Transparency In Police Gun Buy-Backs


Detroit, MI - December 19, 2010 -- Detroit Michigan CCW Classes Instructor Calls For Transparency In Police Gun Buy-Backs.

Rick Ector, a National Rifle Associated (NRA) Credentialed Firearms Trainer based in Detroit Michigan, has publicly challenged the Detroit Police Department (DPD) to demonstrate transparency in its controversial firearm buyback program.

Since September, the DPD has bought an estimated 1,100 guns from the general public at buy-back events on a "no questions asked basis" and according to Ector has failed to deliver a consistent message to the public what it does with the guns.

According to Ector, "There is a high chance that some of the firearms that the police bought were stolen. In those cases, the police have an affirmative duty to return those firearms to their rightful owners. At a recent Police Commissioners Meeting, the police stated that they make an attempt to return them, however, on the very next day the Police Chief announces in the media that every purchased firearm will be destroyed."

Ector feels that in the interest of transparency and preserving the public trust, the DPD should publish identifying info on the Internet for every gun it purchases at buy-backs and establish criteria for the lawful owners to have their property returned to them.

Rick Ector is a National Rifle Association credentialed Firearms Trainer, who provides Michigan CCW Classes 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, NRAnews, Gun Digest, The Politics Daily, Fox News Detroit, The Detroit News, WJLB, WGPR and the UrbanShooterPodcast.

For more info about needed reforms in DPD's Firearm Buy-Back Program and Detroit Michigan CCW Classes, please contact:

Rick's Firearm Academy of Detroit
Phone: 313.733.7404


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