Legally Armed in Detroit Brings Free Gun Training to Women
By Jacki Billings
Legally Armed in Detroit teaches women basics of gun ownership and shooting. (Photo: Legally Armed in Detroit)
Legally Armed in Detroit sets an ambitious goal to train 900 Michigan area women May 19 in a free training class teaching gun safety and fundamentals.
Inspired after a tragic newscast caught his attention, Rick Ector, founder of Legally Armed in Detroit explained to Guns.com in an interview that hearing the unfortunate details of a young woman brutally murdered in Detroit spurred him to action.
“One day on the news it was broadcast that a woman had unfortunately been killed. She was found in a deserted field. I saw that and it really bothered me,” Ector said. “I wondered, what if she had a gun? What if she had a concealed pistol? She could have mounted a defense. I kept thinking about it and decided I had to do something.”
Settling on the idea that a free, women’s only event would garner more participation, Ector began diligently working to make his vision a reality. The very first event, held eight years ago, yielded 50 women. Since then, its numbers have continued to grow with last year’s training reaching over 700 women. This year he plans to make