Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Successful Dinner Organizer To Solicit Detroit Police Department's Position On Handgun Open Carry


Detroit, MI -- April 20, 2011 -- The organizer of Detroit's first Open Carry Dinner will make an appearance at today's Board of Police Commissioners Meeting to solicit a position from the police department on the legality of the open carry of a handgun.

Rick Ector, a local Detroit gun rights activist, will ask the Detroit Board of Police Commissioners - during the public comment section of the agenda - if they are aware of the fact that the open carry of a handgun is legal in the state of Michigan.

This past Monday, Ector promoted and conducted a successful dinner event at the BluePointe Restaurant in Detroit whereby all of the diners openly and lawfully displayed a handgun. At this event Ector was contacted by several citizens who alleged that on prior dates that they were harrassed, unlawfully detained, or arrested by Detroit police officers for no other reason than the fact that they openly displayed a handgun.

The purpose of the inquiry is to determine if Detroit police officers need training on the legality of open carry or if there is a disconnect between police department policy and the conduct of some of their officers on patrol in Detroit.

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.

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, WDIV News, WXYZ News, WWJ Radio, WJR Radio, The Detroit News, WJLB, WGPR, and the UrbanShooterPodcast.

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

Rick's Firearm Academy of Detroit
Phone: 313.733.7404


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