Monday, August 8, 2011

2011 L.A.I.D. Picnic Date Has Been Set - Sunday, August 28th, 2011

Detroit, MI -- August 09, 2011 -- Detroit gun rights activist expects over 100 armed attendees at Open Carry event at a local park.

Rick Ector, operator of a pro-gun rights web site, has organized a picnic to be held at a Detroit park whereby 100 visibly armed citizens are expected to be in attendance. In the state of Michigan it is legal for citizens to openly carry a handgun if they are 18 years of age, the handgun is registered to the carrier, the carrier is on foot, and in some circumstances the carrier is not in a designated pistol-free zone.

The purpose of the event, according to Ector, is to raise awareness that the practice of "Open Carry" is a lawful activity in Michigan. Ector adds, "Although we made some progress in our aim of educating the public from our last public event, there is still much work to be done." In April, Ector organized what many people believe was the first ever Open Carry dinner ever held within the city limits of Detroit; Close to 100 armed citizens attended that event.

The picnic, billed as Ector's organization's (Legally Armed In Detroit) "Second Annual OC Picnic," will be held at Belle Isle Park - Shelter #19 - on Sunday, August 28th, 2011, from 10am until 8pm.

Rick Ector is a National Rifle Association credentialed Firearms Trainer, who provides Michigan CCW Class 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, Guns Digest, Tactical-Life, The Truth About Guns, The Politics Daily, Fox News Detroit, The Detroit News, The Detroit Examiner, WJLB, WGPR, and the UrbanShooterPodcast.

For more information about open carry and "Legally Armed In Detroit," please contact the following:

Rick Ector
L.A.I.D. - Legally Armed In Detroit

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