Detroit firearms instructor offering free training day for women
By Andrew Shepperson
Top Gun Shooting Sports Gun Range in Taylor, Michigan, will host free firearms training for women on May 21. (Photo: Top Gun Shooting Sports)
A Detroit firearms instructor is offering a free training day for women only, in hopes that even more women will start arming themselves.
The Detroit News reported firearms instructor Rick Ector, owner of Rick’s Firearm Academy in Detroit, will host the free training on May 21 at Top Gun Shooting Sports Gun Range in Taylor, Michigan.
During the workshop, Ector and other volunteer firearms instructors will teach any woman who signs up the ways of gun safety and will give the trainees the opportunity to fire off 21 rounds each.
“Six years ago, I saw a (media) story about a woman whose body was discarded, and I thought ‘someone should do something.’ Then I thought, ‘why don’t I do it?’” Ector said.
Ector, who became a gun rights advocate after being held at gunpoint and is offering the free workshop for the sixth year in a row, hopes the training will lead to more women carrying firearms.
“Every year, I get someone who’ll say ‘why is this only for women? You’re discriminating against men,’” Ector said. “Well … I just feel strongly that there are