Friday, May 13, 2011

Detroit Gun Rights Advocate Plans Open Carry Meetup At Largest Free Country Music Festival in The World

Detroit, Michigan -- May 13, 2011 -- Detroit Open Carry Advocate plans a meetup of law-abiding visibly armed citizens at Country Music Hoe Down Festival.

Rick Ector, Operator of Internet blog "Legally Armed In Detroit" (LAID) has planned an Open Carry Meetup for this Sunday - May 15th - at Hart Plaza in Detroit. Fifty (50) armed participants are expected to be in attendance for the event which will start at 1:00 p.m. at the landmark Fountain.

The purpose of this meetup, 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 gathering while proving that Detroiters can behave lawfully with firearms in their possession."

In general, it is legal in the state of Michigan 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. Since this event was issued a liquor license by the state, all open carriers are required to have a Concealed Pistol License.

The 29th Annual Country Music Hoe Down at Hart Plaza is currently billed as the largest free country music festival in the world. It is that estimated 800,000 to 1,000,000 persons expected to attend the festival over the three-day weekend.

Rick Ector is a Detroit based grassroots gun rights advocate and a National Rifle Association (NRA) credentialed Firearms and Personal Protection 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 Open Carry in Detroit and Detroit Michigan CCW Classes, please contact:

Rick's Firearm Academy of Detroit
Phone: 313.733.7404

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