Wednesday, April 24, 2013

FAQ: Can I Conceal Carry At "The Fillmore" In Detroit?

Ask The Michigan Firearms Instructor

Q: I am attending a show at the Fillmore and I'm not sure if I am allowed to conceal carry in this establishment. I have searched online but didn't see anything that says they are a pistol-free facility plus they don't have a capacity over 2500 per this rule. "An entertainment facility that the individual knows or should know has a seating capacity of 2,500 or more." So I was planning on carrying just to be safe, especially since it's a good walk to and from my hotel but I thought I would ask the expert. Thanks as always!

A: I placed a call with their management and was informed that the Fillmore has a seating capacity that exceeds 2,900. As such, it is definitely a gun-free zone with respect to conceal carry. In addition, they perform a physical search on their patrons as part of their security measures. In all, plan on having a fun-filled safe time without your firearm. Stay alert and watch your surroundings.

You are strongly encouraged to not only conduct your own independent research but to also consult with a competent and qualified attorney before acting upon any information in this article. Laws covering self-defense, lethal force, firearms, and the Michigan Concealed Pistol License and their enforcement are always subject to change due to laws being amended, politics conducted in the Prosecutor's Office, and election results at all levels of government. Ignorance of the law, legally speaking, is not a valid excuse for running afoul of it. The penalties and fines imposed upon violators of firearms related offenses are stiff and severe.

About The Author
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 info about free shooting lessons for women and Michigan CCW Classes, please contact:

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Phone: 313.733.7404

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