Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Detroit Michigan CCW Class Instructor Moves Venue of Local Open Carry Dinner


Detroit, MI - April 13, 2011 - A local Self-Defense Instructor has changed the venue and date for a dinner in 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), was forced to change the location of an Open Carry dinner in Detroit, MI. It will now be held on Monday, April 18th, at the BluePointe Restaurant at 17131 E. Warren Avenue on the east-side of Detroit at 6pm. Dozens of 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."

Ector was forced to move the dinner to another venue due to the original venue's owners becoming uneasy at all of the publicity that was garnered in the media when the event was first announced publicly Monday evening. According to Ector, last week co-owner Larry Ina of the Elias Brothers Restaurant in downtown Detroit was very eager to host the event. Ector adds, "I was caught totally off-guard at their reversal. I hope that in their haste to not offend anti-gun customers that they do not accidentally cause law-abiding gun owners to boycott their eatery."

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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