Saturday, December 3, 2011

Boycott Family Dollar Store Page Launched on Facebook


Detroit, MI - Dec 3, 2011 - Rick Ector, a National Rifle Association (NRA) endorsed CCW Class/Personal Protection Trainer based in Detroit Michigan, has launched a site on Facebook that calls for a boycott of Family Dollar stores.

Ector launched the boycott page on Facebook in response to a published report that a Family Dollar worker was allegedly fired as a result of his actions during a hold-up. According to the news story, the worker allegedly gave an armed robber too much money.

Within one day of its launch, the Boycott Family Dollar page on Facebook has quickly garnered almost 100 members. The page asks that all persons who join the page to pledge that they will not shop at the chain of discount stores until two things occur: the fired worker is given back his job and that the Family Dollar store chain implement a policy to protect its workers while on duty.

Ector, the page's creator, called for the boycott because the worker's firing was a typical case of employers wanting to "have their cake and eat it too" on the subject of workplace safety.

Ector adds, "Most employers strictly forbid their employees to fight back against crimes such as robberies on the job because of potential liability concerns. This story was particularly disturbing because the employee fully complied with the demands of the robber who leveled a firearm at him. For the offense of giving away too much money with his life hanging in the balance, he was fired. This outcome is unacceptable."

Ector, a former robbery victim, also believes and advocates that employees who have been issued Concealed Pistol Licenses (i.e. CPLs) should be allowed to carry firearms at work. Furthermore, he feels that if employers take away self-defense rights from its workers then the employers must provide reasonable security to protect workers or face legal liability sanctions for injuries and deaths.

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, NRAnews, Fox News Detroit, The Detroit News, WJLB, WGPR and the UrbanShooterPodcast.

For more info about the Boycott Family Dollar page and Detroit Michigan CCW Classes, please contact:

Rick's Firearm Academy of Detroit
Phone: 313.733.7404

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