Detroit, MI, April 13, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- Rick Ector, owner of the Internet blog "Legally Armed In Detroit" (LAID), is organizing an Open Carry dinner on Thursday, April 21, 2011. It will be held at the Elias Brothers Restaurant on East Jefferson Avenue in downtown Detroit at 6pm. Over 50 handgun toting patrons are expected to attend and participate in the event.
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.
The purpose of the dinner, 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 meal while proving that Detroiters can behave lawfully with firearms in their possession."
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, The Detroit News, WJLB, WGPR and the UrbanShooterPodcast.
For more info about the Open Carry Dinner and Detroit Michigan CCW Classes, please contact:
Rick's Firearm Academy of Detroit