Sunday, April 10, 2011

Detroit Michigan CCW Class Instructor To Hold Open Carry Dinner In Detroit

Detroit, MI - April 10, 2011 - A local Self-Defense Instructor is organizing a dinner in downtown Detroit in which all of the diners will be visibly armed with a handgun.

Rick Ector, owner of the Internet blog "Legally Armed In Detroit" (LAID), is organizing an Open Carry dinner on Thursday, April 21, 2011. It will be held at the Elias Brothers Restaurant on East Jefferson Avenue in downtown Detroit at 6pm. Over 50 handgun toting patrons are expected to attend and participate in the event.

In the state of Michigan, it is legal for a person 18 years of age to display his own registered pistol in a completely visible holster without a special permit, as long as he does not venture into a state designated pistol-free zone.

The purpose of the dinner, as explained by Ector, is to raise awareness of the legality of Open Carry in Detroit and to exercise a right many feel that is constantly under attack. Ector states, "There are thousands of law-abiding, tax paying, and voting residents in Detroit who are proud gun owners. We are planning to have a peaceful meal while proving that Detroiters can behave lawfully with firearms in their possession."

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, UPI, NRAnews, Gun Digest, The Politics Daily, Fox News Detroit, The Detroit News, WJLB, WGPR and the UrbanShooterPodcast.

For more info about the Open Carry Dinner and Detroit Michigan CCW Classes, please contact:

Rick's Firearm Academy of Detroit
Phone: 313.733.7404

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1 comment:

Urbex said...

I absolutely applaud your efforts in Detroit and Michigan for firearm awareness. I'm currently living in Phoenix, AZ, and will be moving back to Detroit shortly to be closer to family. I feel that despite being a law abiding American citizen, I'm giving up some of my rights by choosing to move back to Michigan as we now have concealed carry without a permit here in Arizona. Despite the law (or more appropriately, lack thereof) having been in effect for several months now, there has not been a rise in the crime level, or "blood in the streets" as many anti-rights people claimed there would be.

Unfortunately , I will not be in Michigan for your open carry event on the 21st, otherwise I would be one of the first to arrive to proudly exercise my rights as an American citizen.

Although it will take time, I think after the landmark District of Columbia v. Heller and McDonald v. Chicago cases, along with the passing of concealed carry without a permit here in Arizona, we're going to be seeing more and more events like this, as well as drastic reversal of many gun "control" laws. Another thing I will be applauding :)