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1. How To Renew A Michigan Concealed Pistol License
How To Renew A Michigan Concealed Pistol License
Occasionally, I receive phone calls from persons inquiring about my "Concealed Pistol License (CPL) Renewal Classes." Let the truth be told, I don't have one available for students to take for the simple fact that the state of Michigan does not require it for CPL renewals. That fact, however, doe...
Education - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 07:01:38
2. Michigan Concealed Pistol License: Firearm Reciprocity Agreements
Michigan Concealed Pistol License: Firearm Reciprocity Agreements
Reciprocity agreements are formal accords - between two states - in which each state agrees to recognize and honor Concealed Pistol Licenses (CPL) of the other state. For example, Michigan and Ohio have CPL reciprocity. Thus, Michigan CPL licensees can carry a concealed firearm in Ohio. According...
Education - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 07:00:27
3. Michigan Concealed Pistol License: How To Get One
Michigan Concealed Pistol License: How To Get One
The process by which an aspiring applicant for the state of Michigan's Concealed Pistol License (CPL) is not unduly complex. There are some general steps that must be followed for a successful result: the bestowal of the CPL. The problem for many people is that there is a lack of credible informa...
Culture & Society - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 07:03:22
4. Are You Smart Enough To Buy A Handgun In Michigan - Part II
Are You Smart Enough To Buy A Handgun In Michigan - Part II
This post will answer and explain each response to the questions in the Michigan Basic Pistol Safety Questionnaire that I posted yesterday. 1. You should treat every pistol as if it were loaded. True. Every single time you touch a gun, you should keep it pointed in a safe direction and open the...
Culture & Society - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 07:01:38
5. X-Mas Gift Giving Guide For Gun-Owners You Love
X-Mas Gift Giving Guide For Gun-Owners You Love
It's Christmas time and you know what that means! Presents! Yes, it's that time of the year when we show our appreciation and love for the people in our lives by opening our wallets and purses to buy them gifts. Some people are easy to buy gifts for; others can be trickier. For example, what do ...
Education - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 07:03:22
6. Michigan Concealed Pistol License Applicant Qualifications
Michigan Concealed Pistol License Applicant Qualifications
On January 1, 2002 the state of Michigan transitioned from a "may issue" policy to a "shall issue" policy with respect to the issuance of Concealed Pistol Licenses (CPL), as a consequence of the enactment of Public Act 381 of 2001. Previously, CPL applicants had to show a need and meet other unsp...
Culture & Society - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 19:10:24
7. Michigan Concealed Pistol License: Where To Apply
Michigan Concealed Pistol License: Where To Apply
Wayne County Clerk - Office #1 Ms. Cathy M. Garrett Email: Not Published CAYMC 2 Woodward Avenue Detroit, Michigan 48226 Ph: (313) 313-224-6262 Fx: (313) 313-224-6771 Hours: Monday - Friday (8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) Photos Onsite: Yes Prints: Yes Payments Accepted: M.O., Cashier's Check, Certified ...
Culture & Society - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 07:04:36
8. Michigan Concealed Pistol License: 7 Reasons To Get One
Michigan Concealed Pistol License: 7 Reasons To Get One
A Michigan Concealed Pistol License (CPL) enables a licensed person to carry a loaded pistol on or about his person or vehicle anywhere he has a legal right to be, with the exception of statutorily defined Pistol Free Zones. With a CPL, a licensee can receive many benefits. This article will enum...
Culture & Society - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 07:04:36
9. Michigan CPL Applicant Rights
Michigan CPL Applicant Rights
Michigan PA 381 of 2000 enumerates several rights to prospective Michigan Concealed Pistol License (CPL) applicants. This article will explore and discuss those aforementioned rights. I. The Right To Receive A Free CPL Application The law requires that all Michigan County Sheriffs, local police ...
Culture & Society - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 07:02:30
10. Five Fundamental Firearm Safety Rules
Five Fundamental Firearm Safety Rules
No self-respecting firearms instructor will let a student handle - let alone fire - a handgun until he has learned and fully understood the five most fundamental firearm safety rules. These safety rules are that important. Not knowing and understanding those rules can result in disastrous consequ...
Education - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 07:02:30
11. Michigan Gun Boards: Organization, Duties, and Powers
Michigan Gun Boards: Organization, Duties, and Powers
Michigan County Gun Boards are legal entities empowered by law - Public Act 381 of 2000 - to provide oversight and governance of about 176,000 Concealed Pistol Licensees (CPLs) in the state. Michigan law requires that every county in Michigan shall have a gun board. This article will detail the o...
Culture & Society - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 07:01:38
12. Michigan Concealed Pistol License: Pistol Free Zones
Michigan Concealed Pistol License: Pistol Free Zones
Individuals with state of Michigan issued Concealed Pistol Licenses (CPLs) and people with CPLs from other states that have reciprocity with Michigan are authorized to carry concealed pistols on or about their person in our state. However, the law - Public Act 381 of 2000 - specifies certain plac...
Education - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 07:04:36
13. Announcement - Detroit Police Acknowledge Open Carry At This Year's Country Hoe Down
I have recently received word from Scott Webb, President of Michigan Open Carry Inc., that the Detroit Police Department has reportedly communicated that there is no firearms ban in effect at this year's "Country Hoe Down" in downtown Detroit at Hart Plaza. Accordingly, persons desiring to open c...
culture-and-society - Thu, 12 May 2011 05:15:16
14. Detroit Michigan CCW Class Instructor To Honor Local Heroine
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Detroit, Michigan - March 29, 2011 - A Detroit woman who was credited with apprehending an alleged car thief has been selected by a local Self-Defense Instructor to receive a free state of Michigan compliant Concealed Pistol License Training Class (CCW/CPL). Rick's Firearm...
culture-and-society - Tue, 29 Mar 2011 09:11:46
15. Are Michigan Police Departments Violating One Of Your Rights Granted By PA 381 of 2000?
As a firearms safety expert, I field a lot of questions about gun safety, personal protection, and Michigan's Concealed Pistol License (CPL) law. Accordingly, some inquiries require me to do some research before I can give a definitive answer. Recently while doing some research, I came across tw...
culture-and-society - Thu, 25 Nov 2010 01:31:09
16. Musings Of A Firearms Instructor - Part I
The True Reason Why We Teach People How To Use Firearms The responsibilities and duties of a firearms instructor are not trivial. He has the awesome responsibility of training people, who in many cases have absolutely zero knowledge about guns, how to safely and legally purchase, sell, load, use...
culture-and-society - Wed, 24 Nov 2010 02:15:21
17. The Making Of A Firearms Instructor - Part I
Ignorance Is Bliss - Until You Meet A Predator Not too long ago, I lived my life as you probably do today. I was a law-abiding citizen who went faithfully about his business as you probably do. I went to work every day, spent quality time with my family, regularly attended church services, and d...
How-To & Education - Tue, 23 Nov 2010 20:34:31
18. 25 Random Things About Me You Probably Don't Know
I have an account on Facebook and was recently "tagged." If you have an account there, you may have been asked to participate in this ritual of sharing 25 things about yourself. After giving it some thought, here are my entries. More info on Detroit Michigan CCW Class is available at our web site.
squidoo-community - Mon, 22 Nov 2010 19:45:27
19. What Every Michigan Firearms Owner Should Know About Self-Defense Encounters
In light of all the chatter online, comments registered on radio talk shows, and in the community-at-large about the local Detroit senior citizen who allegedly chased and killed a man a few days ago in Detroit, I dusted off and climbed atop my soapbox on Twitter. Below are some of the Twitter "tw...
culture-and-society - Mon, 22 Nov 2010 19:29:24
20. Mental Awareness Safety Tips For The Holiday Season
The Thanksgiving/Christmas holiday season is rapidly approaching. During this time of year most folks pause to give thanks for what they have and to celebrate the birth of Jesus. However, there is another class of people who are rejoicing during this period: violent predators. For these low-lifes...
How-To & Education - Mon, 22 Nov 2010 18:44:25
21. 5 Lame Gifts NOT To Buy Gun Owners
Persons, desiring to give a "thoughtful" gift to a gun-owning friend or family member, may be in a quandary as to what they should buy. The general thought is that the donor wants to show the donee that the donor appreciates his hobby which the donor may not share. Be admonished, however, that n...
How-To & Education - Mon, 22 Nov 2010 18:14:31
22. Michigan Concealed Pistol License: Application Submission Tips
Despite the existence of a uniform state-wide Concealed Pistol License (CPL) Law, many Michigan county gun boards continue to exert their influence on the application process via a varying array of methods of following the law. For example, many Michigan county gun boards still require CPL applic...
culture-and-society - Wed, 24 Nov 2010 02:45:26
23. The Making Of A Firearms Instructor - Part III
I Became Relentless In My Pursuit For Knowledge I discovered and studied the works of many authors: Colonel Jeff Cooper's "The Art of the Rifle," Massad Ayoob's "In the Gravest Extreme," David Kenik's "Armed Response," Gabriel Suarez's "Tactical Pistol," Andy Stafford's "Surgical Speed Shooting,...
How-To & Education - Thu, 25 Nov 2010 23:55:38
24. How To Select A Firearms Instructor In Michigan Without Getting Scammed
The selection of a firearms instructor is an important decision. It is definitely a task that shouldn't be made lightly or conducted in haphazard fashion. If a student chooses poorly, he could find himself receiving far less than he may have originally bargained for in the process. A bad choice c...
culture-and-society - Mon, 22 Nov 2010 18:08:20
25. 5 Reasons Why Open Carriers Might Want To Get A Michigan Concealed Pistol License
As an informed practicioner of the open carry of a handgun in the state of Michigan, I am well aware of the fact that I have the right to do so without needing a special permit. In general, it is legal in the state of Michigan for a person 18 years of age to display his own registered pistol in ...
culture-and-society - Wed, 18 May 2011 23:21:04
26. The Reason Why You Might Not Be Able To Open Carry At This Weekend's Detroit Country ...
This ensuing weekend - tomorrow through Sunday - the city of Detroit will play host to the 29th Annual Country Music Hoe Down at Hart Plaza. The event is currently billed as the largest free country music festival in the world. Among the estimated 800,000 to 1,000,000 persons expected to attend ...
culture-and-society - Fri, 13 May 2011 04:07:40
27. Detroit Michigan CCW Class Instructor To Give Away Five Different FREE Crime Prevention Ebooks
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Detroit, Michigan - May 11, 2011 - Rick Ector, a Detroit-based CCW Class Instructor, has successfully concluded a deal in which he acquired the distribution rights to five different Crime Prevention Ebooks to provide to his students free of charge. The five FREE Ebooks wil...
culture-and-society - Thu, 12 May 2011 04:36:39
28. Detroit Michigan CPL Classes Instructor's Personal Protection Blog Wins Award
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Detroit, Michigan - Apr 28, 2011 - The Internet blog review staff at "BlogFront" bestowed their 'Top Guns Blog Award' to the web design team that operates the "Legally Armed In Detroit" (LAID) web site. BlogFront.org scours the Internet looking for quality blog content to ...
internet - Thu, 28 Apr 2011 05:44:15
29. Detroit Michigan CCW Class Instructor To Hold Open Carry Dinner In Detroit
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Detroit, MI - April 10, 2011 - A local Self-Defense Instructor is organizing a dinner in downtown Detroit in which all of the diners will be visibly armed with a handgun. Rick Ector, owner of the Internet blog "Legally Armed In Detroit" (LAID), is organizing an Open Carry...
culture-and-society - Mon, 11 Apr 2011 03:57:48
30. Ammunition Malfunctions - Misfires and Hangfires and Squib Loads
An ammunition malfunction occurs when a firearm fails to operate as designed because of an issue related to the loss of potency of a cartridge's constituent powder charge. Accordingly, ammunition cartridges should be properly stored under proper environmental conditions to reduce the likelihood o...
culture-and-society - Mon, 11 Apr 2011 03:10:04
31. Sunday March 27 2011 Michigan CCW Class Recap
As a Firearms Instructor, it has always been beneficial for me to reflect upon the results of a just completed state of Michigan compliant Concealed Pistol License Class. It is the perfect time to assess what tasks went well, note my observations about the class dynamics, and to evaluate elements...
culture-and-society - Mon, 11 Apr 2011 02:42:08
32. Detroit Michigan CCW CPL Class: Sunday, March 27, 2011
We are pleased to announce another CCW/CPL Class of this year! So, if you have a desire to qualify for a Concealed Pistol License, so that you can feel safe, register for our next class. Location: Southfield Hampton Inn 27500 Northwestern Hwy. Southfield, Michigan 48034 Option I Pay Tuition 7 ...
culture-and-society - Tue, 22 Mar 2011 07:09:36
33. Detroit Michigan CCW Classes Instructor Launches FREE Smart-Phone App
Detroit, MI - March 21, 2011 - Rick Ector, a National Rifle Association (NRA) Credentialed Firearms Trainer based in Detroit Michigan, has launched a FREE Smart-Phone app for his blog: Legally Armed In Detroit (LAID). A new Smart-Phone mobile application has been launched to support the "Legally...
computers-and-electronics - Tue, 22 Mar 2011 06:42:26
34. Detroit Michigan CCW Classes - Three Hidden Costs of Personal Protection
For many people, applying for and receiving a state of Michigan issued Concealed Pistol License (MI CCW/CPL) is an excellent means of exercising more responsibility for their own personal safety that is expected to incur a sizable investment. Such persons will enroll into a qualified Michigan Ba...
culture-and-society - Mon, 21 Mar 2011 17:32:12
35. Marksmanship - Applicability and Constituent Elements
Marksmanship is the ability to accurately fire upon and strike a target in a desired spot with a firearm. In practical terms, it is typically thought of in terms of hitting the "bullseye" on a target which has multiple concentric scoring rings. Obviously, it follows that a marksman is a person wh...
culture-and-society - Thu, 17 Mar 2011 17:58:14
36. Defensive Handgun Shooting Accuracy - Application and Justification
A credible Firearm Safety/Personal Protection Class should inform its students that the craft of accurately shooting a handgun is a depreciable skill. As such, defensive carriers of handguns should regularly visit a gun range range to maintain their ability to consistently hit their desired targe...
culture-and-society - Tue, 15 Mar 2011 03:22:00
37. Common Sense Tax Refund Shopping Season Personal Protection Tips
The official deadline for submitting tax returns to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) this year is April 18th, however the 2011 Tax Refund Shopping Season is currently underway in earnest. With the advent of electronic filing and "rapid refund anticipation loan" programs available from tax prepa...
culture-and-society - Tue, 15 Mar 2011 02:35:44
38. Will Rev. Jerome Warfield Resign From The Detroit Board of Police Commissioners Tomorrow
In an ironic twist of fate, while Detroit Mayor Dave Bing recently appeared on several national news broadcasts to provide details about his bold initiative to entice city workers to live in Detroit, the Detroit City Council announced that they are launching an investigation into the residency of...
culture-and-society - Thu, 10 Feb 2011 03:46:36
39. Michigan Concealed Pistol License Class: How Many Guns Can You Carry?
As a Personal Protection/Firearms Safety Instructor, I routinely field and answer predictable questions from my students while they are enrolled in my Michigan compliant Concealed Pistol License (CPL) Training Class. My favorite question to answer - hands down - is "How many guns can you legally ...
culture-and-society - Mon, 07 Feb 2011 23:56:35
40. Book Review of Alan Korwin's "After You Shoot"
Last summer I struck up a friendship with New York Times best-selling author Dan Baum, who traveled to Detroit to interview me as a subject to be included in his next book. Since he's not yet into social media (i.e. Facebook), we've managed to stay in touch with each other via the exchange of ema...
books-poetry-writing - Fri, 04 Feb 2011 19:11:30
41. Lessons For Citizens To Learn From The Detroit Sixth Precinct Shoot-Out Video
This afternoon, Detroit Police Department (DPD) Chief Ralph Godbee released the video which detailed the one-man armed assault, conducted by Lamar D. Moore, upon the Sixth Precinct last Sunday afternoon. On that fateful day, Moore armed with a shotgun, shot four police officers before being fata...
culture-and-society - Sat, 29 Jan 2011 04:16:01
42. The Tigh Croff Case: It Could've Happened To Me
I have followed Tigh Croff's saga through the criminal justice system with active interest, from the time he was first arrested and charged in connection with a shooting in 2009 - all the way until his eventual manslaughter conviction by his second jury last week. My interest in his case stems, i...
culture-and-society - Tue, 25 Jan 2011 05:30:19
43. The Detroit Police Department Should Not Erect Barriers Between Themselves And The Public They Serve
One of the costs of living in a free society is that citizens are never perfectly safe from peril. A seemingly random outburst of unprovoked violence can occur anywhere at any time - even in a Detroit Michigan Police Precinct. Earlier today, roughly less than two weeks after the tragedy in Tuscon...
culture-and-society - Tue, 25 Jan 2011 01:31:38
44. Detroit Michigan CCW Classes Instructor Uploads 1,650th Video To Own Youtube Channel
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Detroit, Michigan - Jan. 23, 2011 - Rick Ector, a National Rifle Association (NRA) Credentialed Firearms Trainer based in Detroit Michigan, has just uploaded his 1,650th produced video to his own Youtube Channel. From the very first time that Rick Ector has taught a Firear...
culture-and-society - Sun, 23 Jan 2011 21:26:52
45. Another Look At The Tigh Croff Case
A couple of days ago, Tigh Croff was convicted of manslaughter for the death of Herbert Silas during a shooting incident that transpired in December of 2009. I had been following this saga for a while, but lost track of it due to other attention-grabbing incidents transpiring in this town; there'...
culture-and-society - Sat, 22 Jan 2011 00:21:31
46. East-Side Detroit Rapist - The White Elephant In The Room
The east-side of Detroit is currently gripped in a state of panic not seen here since the misogynistic reign of Glen Anthony during the summer of 2009. Last week, Anthony, a prior prison parolee who was previously incarcerated 15 years for murder and drug dealing convictions, was sentenced to se...
culture-and-society - Mon, 17 Jan 2011 18:31:42
47. How The Arizona Mass Shooting Could Have Been Prevented
As our nation bravely attempts to recover from the shocking revelation of the mass shooting in Arizona, I am sickened and disgusted by news reports that an anti-gun organization - The Brady Campaign To End Gun Violence (TBCTEGV) - has already published and disseminated a fundraising letter to fin...
culture-and-society - Mon, 10 Jan 2011 21:48:33
48. Detroit Michigan CCW Class Teacher Makes 8th Appearance on NRAnews Tonight
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Detroit, Michigan - January 3, 2011 - Rick Ector, a National Rifle Association (NRA) Credentialed Firearms Trainer based in Detroit Michigan, will be a featured guest tonight on the "Cam & Company Show." Tonight's appearance will be Ector's eighth overall and first of this ...
culture-and-society - Tue, 04 Jan 2011 01:59:33
49. The Michigan Open Carry Inc. Dinner Recap in Taylor Michigan - December 27 2010
On December 27th, Michigan Open Carry Inc. sponsored a dinner at the Mykanos Greek Restaurant in Taylor, Michigan. When you consider the fact that the event was held two mere days after Christmas, the event was officially dubbed a success when 44 pistol- packing attendees showed up to eat. One o...
culture-and-society - Fri, 31 Dec 2010 06:56:31
50. Detroit Michigan CCW Classes Instructor Asks Citizens Not To Ring In New Year With Gunfire
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Detroit, Michigan - Dec 30, 2010 - Rick Ector, a National Rifle Association (NRA) Credentialed Firearms Trainer based in Detroit Michigan, is calling upon fellow residents to not celebrate the new year with celebratory gunfire. The city of Detroit is one of a few US cities...
holidays-and-celebrations - Thu, 30 Dec 2010 23:27:20
51. 24 Things Every Defensive Handgun Owner Should Also Possess
Every "community" surrounding an activity has needs that its constituent members should own to acquire maximum benefit of that endeavor. The "gun community" is not different, as every defensive handgun owner should possess, in no particular order, the following things. More info on Detroit Michi...
culture-and-society - Thu, 30 Dec 2010 22:58:24
52. 14 Things Firearms Instructors Know
I've been doing firearms training for a while and in so doing learned a few things along the way. In no particular order, they are listed as the following: If you use the terms clip and bullet in the wrong context when talking about a pistol, you lack basic firearm knowledge. Neophyte men stude...
culture-and-society - Thu, 30 Dec 2010 22:58:10
53. 14 Additional Things Firearms Instructors Know
I've been a Firearms Instructor for a few years. During that period of time, I've learned a few things along the way. I shared a few of my insights in an earlier post on this blog, "14 Things Firearms Instructors Know." This posting shares a few more insights: - Not all Firearms Instructors are ...
culture-and-society - Thu, 30 Dec 2010 22:57:31
54. Detroit Michigan CCW Classes Instructor To Appear At Michigan Open Carry Dinner
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Detroit, MI - December 25, 2010 -- Detroit Michigan CCW Classes Instructor to appear at a gun rights dinner. Rick Ector, a National Rifle Associated (NRA) Credentialed Firearms Trainer based in Detroit Michigan, has accepted an invitation to make an appearance at a gun ri...
culture-and-society - Sun, 26 Dec 2010 17:10:44
55. Detroit Michigan CCW Classes Instructor Calls For Transparency In Police Gun Buy-Backs
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Detroit, MI - December 19, 2010 -- Detroit Michigan CCW Classes Instructor Calls For Transparency In Police Gun Buy-Backs. Rick Ector, a National Rifle Associated (NRA) Credentialed Firearms Trainer based in Detroit Michigan, has publicly challenged the Detroit Police Dep...
culture-and-society - Mon, 20 Dec 2010 21:33:42
56. What Should DPD Do With The Guns That It Buys From Citizens
Two days ago, the Detroit Police Department (DPD) bought 300 firearms from area residents on a "no questions asked basis" in a crime-fighting effort they claim will reduce violent crime. While the underlying premise of DPD's gun buying event has been at best deemed as questionable by knowledgeabl...
culture-and-society - Sun, 19 Dec 2010 01:54:09
57. Another Great DPD Dog-And-Pony Show - Gun Buy-Back Scam Returns
Yesterday there was another gun "buy-back" conducted in the city of Detroit under the auspices of the local police department. Predictably, today's news brings word via the local newspapers that badged chest-beating is occuring in the aftermath, just not as vociferously as was the case in Septemb...
culture-and-society - Sat, 18 Dec 2010 03:34:35
58. Detroit Michigan CCW Classes Instructor To Sway Participants at Police Gun Buy-Back Event
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Detroit, Michigan - Dec 15, 2010 - Rick Ector, a National Rifle Association (NRA) Credentialed Firearms Trainer based in Detroit Michigan, will attend a city of Detroit sponsored gun buy-back event to educate participants who may have been misled by the police about the eff...
culture-and-society - Thu, 16 Dec 2010 04:31:05
59. The Gun Buy-Back Fantasies Of Detroit Police Department (DPD) Chief Ralph Godbee
The Detroit Police Department (DPD) has announced that they will be conducting yet another gun "buy-back" event this week at a local church. As such, the police will be paying people as little as $25 for any unwanted firearms - regardless of how much they are actually worth - that are turned in t...
culture-and-society - Wed, 15 Dec 2010 02:26:51
60. Detroit Michigan CCW Classes Instructor Launches New CPL Amnesty Program
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Detroit, MI - December 8, 2010 -- Detroit Michigan CCW Classes Instructor Launches New CPL Amnesty Program. Rick Ector, a National Rifle Associated (NRA) Credentialed Firearms Trainer based in Detroit Michigan, has launched a new Concealed Pistol License (CPL) Amnesty pro...
culture-and-society - Thu, 09 Dec 2010 01:40:56
61. Whose Job Is It To Keep metro-Detroit Citizens Safe From Violent Crime?
It has only been mere days, since the cold-blooded and senseless murder of Mr. Brian Stuckey - a 29 year-old father of four young boys - at the Detroit BP Gas Station at the intersection of Seven Mile Road and Rutherford Street. Unless you are a hermit who lives in a cave, you already know that ...
culture-and-society - Wed, 08 Dec 2010 01:18:49
62. Two Detroit Gas Station Robberies - Two Different Outcomes
Within the last month or so, there have been two highly publicized armed robbery attempts at gas stations within the city limits of Detroit. As I inform students in my Michigan Concealed Pistol License (CPL) Class, gas stations are among the most dangerous places to be located. We live in a mobil...
culture-and-society - Sat, 04 Dec 2010 23:56:17
63. Detroit Michigan CCW Class Instructor To Provide A Free Shooting Lesson For Women
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Detroit, MI - November 29, 2010 -- Detroit Michigan CCW Class Instructor offers to provide a free shooting lesson for women. Rick's Firearm Academy of Detroit is announcing that they will provide a free shooting lesson at a southeast Michigan target range to women interes...
culture-and-society - Wed, 01 Dec 2010 00:18:10
64. Detroit Michigan CCW Class Instructor's Self-Defense Blog Wins Award
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Detroit, MI - November 29, 2010 -- Detroit Michigan CCW Class Instructor's self-defense blog wins an award for its personal protection content. The web site review staff at "BestOfTheBlogs" (BOTB) bestowed their '2010 Top Blog Award' to the web design team that operates t...
culture-and-society - Mon, 29 Nov 2010 05:02:51
65. Detroit Mayor Dave Bing Comes Out Of The Closet - He Is Anti-Gun!
In the month of May 2010, during a televised press conference about a seven year-old girl who was shot in the neck and killed by a rifle under the control of a Detroit Special Response Team officer, Detroit Mayor Dave Bing said the following: "We got to really take a hard look at gun control." ...
culture-and-society - Sun, 28 Nov 2010 01:08:10
66. 7 Things You Do Not Need To Get A Michigan CCW Permit
As a NRA credentialed firearms trainer, I have had many discussions with aspiring Michigan Concealed Pistol License (CPL) applicants who were surprised that they met all of the non-educational qualifications. There seems to be a perception, that people with CPLs are without blemish or imperfectio...
culture-and-society - Sun, 28 Nov 2010 00:42:19
67. Musings Of A Firearms Instructor - Part VI
On January 1, 2002, Michigan Governor John Engler signed into law Public Act 381 that made Michigan a "shall issue" state with respect to the issuance of Concealed Pistol Licenses (CPL). This statute revamped prior law by removing the often burdenous requirement that a CPL applicant had to demons...
culture-and-society - Sun, 28 Nov 2010 00:29:13
68. Why Pay A Crook For The Privilege Of Breaking The Michigan CPL Law?
I just got off the telephone with a person who had a few questions about my Michigan CCW/CPL Class. Apparently, the amount of time to attend the class (8 hours) and the cost of the class ($150) was way more than the figure she was quoted from a charlatan operating in the firearms training industr...
How-To & Education - Sun, 28 Nov 2010 00:17:29
69. There's Never A Good Time To Be Victimized
At 5:00 a.m. this morning, I was awakened from a sound slumber by a pounding of my front door. I wasn't expecting anyone at this forsaken hour, so I assumed the worse possible scenario. I quickly threw on a pair of jeans, jumped into my loafers, and reached back over to my bed to grab one of my t...
squidoo-community - Sat, 27 Nov 2010 23:57:59
70. The Making Of A Firearms Instructor - Part II
The First Step To Recovery Is Admitting That You Have A Problem Many people, such as the person who I used to be, stand on the sidelines of the Second Amendment/gun ownership game until something adverse "happens" to them or to someone they know and value. Personally, I never had a "perceived" n...
How-To & Education - Sat, 27 Nov 2010 18:08:08
71. Six Myths About Open Carry Of A Handgun In Michigan
In Michigan, it is unquestionably legal for a person - at least 18 years of age - who has his firearms rights intact to display a handgun - registered in his name - in a completely visible holster as long as he is on foot and he is not present in a statutorily defined "Pistol-FREE Zone." As a pr...
culture-and-society - Sat, 27 Nov 2010 17:23:45
72. Detroit Michigan CCW Class Instructor Warns Shoppers About Holiday Crime
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Detroit, MI - November 26, 2010 -- Detroit, Michigan CCW Class Instructor is advising shoppers to exercise caution while shopping during this current holiday shopping season. The official start of the holiday shopping season begins in earnest on Black Friday - the day aft...
Entertainment - Sat, 27 Nov 2010 05:35:38
73. 7 Facts To Help You Overcome Your Fear Of Firearms
In my travels, I meet quite a few people who desire to take my CCW/CPL Personal Protection Class but hesitate because of a fear of the firearm. It seems, that these prospective students have been conditioned to believe propaganda that distorts the truth about firearms. This article will dispel so...
How-To & Education - Sat, 27 Nov 2010 04:30:26
74. Seven Ways We Can Preserve The Second Amendment
Over the past couple of weeks, I have participated in numerous discussions - both online and in person - about the results of our nation's recent Presidential Election results. Predictably, most gun rights activists are concerned about our future ability to keep and bear arms. Unless you have be...
culture-and-society - Fri, 26 Nov 2010 03:26:44
75. The Gun As A Metaphor - Part III
Set Your Sights On Scattergun Approach Sharp Shooter Shoot A Picture Shoot Ahead of Shoot A Line Shoot Blanks Shoot Down Shoot Fish In A Barrel Shoot For Shoot From The Hip Shoot Holes In My Theory Shoot Hoops Shoot One's Load Shoot Out Shoot Over Shoot Pool Shoot Questions At Shoot Straight Shoo...
culture-and-society - Fri, 26 Nov 2010 02:50:12
76. How To Insure A $1,000 Firearm For Less Than $35/yr
Criminals are hard at work trying to steal your guns. Guns are their tools-in-trade for carrying out their illegal activities: murders, rapes, assaults, and robberies. Contrary to what the anti-gun forces in our society (e.g. liberal media) would have you to believe, criminals can't buy firearms ...
How-To & Education - Fri, 26 Nov 2010 02:28:15
77. Musings Of A Firearms Instructor - Part II
The very best firearm instructors have a vast knowledge of information relating to the hot-button issues surrounding the topic of guns. They can quickly and soundly debunk many popular lies and blatant falsehoods that have been continuously spread for decades upon decades by those individuals who...
culture-and-society - Fri, 26 Nov 2010 02:04:37
78. Top Seven Things That Make People Feel Safe But Shouldn't
I have a lot of conversations with people who entrust their safety and well-being on the presence of certain things being by them. In my opinion, their comfort level is unreasonably justified. As such, in this post I will document the top seven things that make people unjustifiably feel safe and ...
culture-and-society - Fri, 26 Nov 2010 01:22:57
79. Self-Defense Aftermath - Part II
Step One: Retain An Attorney The very first thing you should do is to retain the services of a good attorney to represent you. The best time to find an attorney is before you get arrested. After your arrest, you will have a narrow amount of time to get represented, make official statements, and...
How-To & Education - Fri, 26 Nov 2010 01:12:29
80. McDonald Vs Chicago: None Of Us Are Free Until All Of Us Are Free
The following essay was composed by me earlier this year while we - citizens of the US - were anticipating a ruling in the historic Supreme Court Case of Otis McDonald versus the City of Chicago. This case, many hoped, would finally resolve whether gun rights is a fundamental individual right. M...
culture-and-society - Fri, 26 Nov 2010 00:30:21
81. How To Handle An Erroneously Rejected Michigan Concealed Pistol License Application
According to the latest available annual statistics - at this writing - published in the "2007/2008 Concealed Pistol License Annual Report," on the Michigan State Police web site, exactly 744 of the 33,411 submitted Concealed Pistol License (CPL) Applications were rejected. Documented classifica...
culture-and-society - Fri, 26 Nov 2010 00:18:17
82. You May Have To Defend Yourself Against The Attack Of A Woman
On February 12, 2010 a Harvard educated female neuroscientist - Dr. Amy Bishop - shocked our nation when she went on a shooting rampage at the University of Alabama that resulted in the death of three colleagues and the wounding of three others. Apparently, she was exacting revenge for not being ...
culture-and-society - Fri, 26 Nov 2010 00:09:50
83. What To Do If You Find A Handgun In Michigan
A couple of days ago, the Detroit Free Press ran a story on an Oak Park woman who mistakenly left behind and consequently lost a pistol in a clothing store's dressing room. Apparently, the handgun was "found" by another person and was not turned in to the local enforcement agency. Presumably, th...
culture-and-society - Thu, 25 Nov 2010 21:19:13
84. Detroit Michigan CCW Class: Can You Shoot A Child
Nathaniel Abraham made national headlines in November of 1999 when at the age of eleven years old he was sentenced to juvenile detention until his 21rst birthday. Two years earlier, he had fatally shot a Pontiac, Michigan man. This case started a national dialog as to how society and the court sy...
culture-and-society - Thu, 25 Nov 2010 20:59:54
85. Self-Defense Aftermath - Part I
If you are going to legally carry a handgun for personal protection, there is a very real possibility, especially in a crime-ridden city like Detroit, that you may be forced to defend your life or the life of a loved one. Accordingly, if you find yourself in the aftermath of a shooting incident ...
How-To & Education - Thu, 25 Nov 2010 20:47:11
86. What's A Life Worth In Metro-Detroit?
Putting a hard dollar value on a life is definitely an odd thing to do on a whim. For most folks, this conversation only comes up when fielding a call from their life insurance agent. The customer is usually asked a series of questions to determine how much life insurance coverage is needed to t...
culture-and-society - Thu, 25 Nov 2010 19:57:27
87. Michigan Concealed Pistol Class - Ammunition Malfunctions
A handgun is a mechanical device. As such, it can fail to operate as desired for a variety of reasons. One potential source of failure can be caused by an ammunition malfunction. Most ammunition malfunctions are caused by a dilution of the cartridge's powder charge potency. This article will disc...
culture-and-society - Thu, 25 Nov 2010 19:45:02
88. Musings Of A Firearms Instructor Part VII
Over the past couple of years I have had the honor and the distinct privilege of introducing gun safety to hundreds of students. It truly gives me a great sense of personal accomplishment to empower citizens to take on a greater role in their own personal protection. I have literally trained stu...
squidoo-community - Thu, 25 Nov 2010 19:17:20
89. 7 Suggestions For Reporters Who Cover Stories Involving Firearms Involved Offenses
As a credentialed Firearms Trainer/Self-Defense Instructor, I have a vested interest in staying current on news stories involving firearms, lethal force, and self-defense. I follow these stories closely, as I supplement the official Michigan CPL/Self-Defense Class training that I provide to my st...
culture-and-society - Thu, 25 Nov 2010 18:50:46
90. Detroit Michigan CCW Class Instructors IHOP Boycott Site Tops 600 Members
Detroit, MI - November 13, 2010 -- Detroit, Michigan CCW Class Instructor's boycott page of a local International House of Pancake Restaurant (IHOP) on Facebook tops 600 members.
culture-and-society - Thu, 25 Nov 2010 18:41:43
91. Musings Of A Firearms Instructor - Part III
Detroit is the most violent city in the USA. Acording to the FBI's crime stats for the first half of 2007 - January through June - the following violent crimes occurred in Detroit: 210 murders, 357 forcible rapes, 3,445 robberies, and 6,539 aggravated assaults. Stated another way, each and every...
culture-and-society - Thu, 25 Nov 2010 18:29:21
92. Michigan Basic Pistol Safety Class: Five Valid Reasons Not To Enroll
The completion of a Basic Pistol Safety Training Class (BPSTC) is a Michigan statutory requirement before an applicant can apply for and receive a Concealed Pistol License (CPL). A CPL permits the named licensee the priviledge of carrying a concealed pistol on or about his person. Many people can...
travel-and-places - Thu, 25 Nov 2010 18:17:20
93. Rick's Firearm Academy of Detroit's 2009 CCW/CPL Class Schedule
We have just set our calendar for year 2009. Look at the following dates to assess when you would like to receive CCW/CPL Basic Pistol Safety Training so that you can qualify for applying for a Michigan Concealed Pistol License: Sat - 1/10/2009 - RSVP Now! Sun - 1/25/2009 - RSVP Now! Sun - 2/08/...
How-To & Education - Thu, 25 Nov 2010 17:48:48
94. The Gun As A Metaphor - Part I
A few days ago, some co-workers at my job were discussing their favorite after-work pasttime: golf. Not being much of a golfer myself, I really didn't actively participate in the conversation until one of them stated that the upcoming company sponsored tournament was going to have a "shotgun star...
culture-and-society - Thu, 25 Nov 2010 05:32:03
95. A Glowing Testimonial About My Michigan CCW/CPL Class
It is not rare for me to receive a testimonial from a former student of my CCW/CPL Classes that I conduct in Detroit, Michigan. However, I must say that I recently received the "mother of all reviews" from one student. It was so detailed that I felt compelled to share it. In all honesty, it's kin...
How-To & Education - Thu, 25 Nov 2010 05:16:00
96. Michigan Firearms Act Changes: Effective April 6, 2009
The Michigan Firearms Act was recently amended to add two new classifications of persons who are not subject to Pistol Free Zone Violations: State Court Judges and State Court Retired Judges. Section 28.421 added two new definitions: State Court Judge: a judge of the district court, circuit cou...
How-To & Education - Thu, 25 Nov 2010 04:51:24
97. The Michigan Concealed Pistol License: Avoid The Hook-up
The Michigan Concealed Pistol License: Four Reasons To Avoid The "Hook-up" In Michigan, there is a vibrant and thriving black market for Course Completion Cetificates for the Basic Pistol Safety Training Course. The aforementioned certificate attests that an applicant has met Michigan's educatio...
culture-and-society - Thu, 25 Nov 2010 04:24:58
98. Why The Detroit Police Department's Gun Buy-Back Was A Failure
A couple of months ago, the Detroit Police Department (DPD) conducted a gun "buy-back" program at a local church - Second Ebenezer Church. It was reported in the local media that 800 firearms were turned in, with no questions being asked by law enforcement officers, and that sellers were compensa...
culture-and-society - Thu, 25 Nov 2010 03:58:31
99. Michigan Basic Pistol Safety Training Class: Firearms Law Module Considerations
The Michigan Basic Pistol Safety Training Class (BPSTC), which is required training for all prospective applicants for a Michigan Concealed Pistol License (CPL), must cover firearms legal training. Section 5j - 1a(iv) of PA 254 of 2004 specifically states that a component of the class must includ...
culture-and-society - Thu, 25 Nov 2010 03:25:34
100. Michigan Concealed Pistol License: Defense Of Third Persons
Under specific circumstances, Michigan law authorizes Concealed Pistol License (CPL) holders to defend other "third persons" who are in imminent jeopardy of severe bodily harm and/or sexual assault. This article will explore the potential ramifications of "getting involved" in a violent confronta...
How-To & Education - Thu, 25 Nov 2010 02:18:15
101. Musings Of A Firearms Instructor - Part IV
As a firearms instructor, I field a lot of questions about guns, gun rights, and concealed pistol license (CPL) eligibility. As a consequence of talking to many people about their individual situations, I have reached the inescapable conclusion that it is just too easy to lose your firearm owners...
culture-and-society - Thu, 25 Nov 2010 01:11:26
102. Michigan Concealed Pistol License: Future TASER Option?
On November 12th of this year, Michigan State Representative Rick Jones created quite a stir at the State Capitol in Lansing. On that date, he voluntarily agreed to be "TASERed" by a personal protection device distributor while two Eaton County Sheriff's Deputies held him up on his feet. Jones a...
How-To & Education - Thu, 25 Nov 2010 00:18:26
103. A Michigan Concealed Pistol License Is Not A 007 License
Unlike Ian Fleming's fictional character James Bond, persons issued a state of Michigan Concealed Pistol License (CPL/CCW) do not have a "License To Kill." Rather, a CPL only allows a designated person to carry a concealed pistol on or about his person. In fact, in the state of Michigan a permit...
culture-and-society - Wed, 24 Nov 2010 23:57:19
104. Today I Witnessed A Rogue Michigan CCW/CPL Class
If you read this blog with any familiarity, you already know that one of my biggest pet-peeves about the firearm training services business is counterfeit/rogue Michigan Concealed Pistol License (CPL) classes. Well, believe it or not, I actually saw one in operation today. Today, for me, was not...
culture-and-society - Wed, 24 Nov 2010 22:36:08
105. Michigan Concealed Pistol License: Licensee Duties
With a Michigan Concealed Pistol License (CPL), a duly licensed person has the authority to carry a concealed pistol "on or about his person" in the state of Michigan. Obviously, this privilege greatly enhances a person's ability to defend himself in a variety of situations. However, once a perso...
How-To & Education - Wed, 24 Nov 2010 20:49:30
106. Michigan Concealed Pistol License: Traffic Stops
Drivers with Concealed Pistol Licenses have certain statutorily defined duties to perform when pulled over by law enforcement officers (LEO) in the state of Michigan. Since there are no uniform state-wide procedures for LEOs when this situation happens, an uncertain environment exists where one m...
How-To & Education - Wed, 24 Nov 2010 20:11:42
107. Michigan CCW Class - It's A Bad Idea To Chase Criminals
Recently, there have been a couple of cases in Detroit, Michigan whereby citizens with a state of Michigan issued Concealed Pistol Licenses (CCW/CPL) decided to chase after a criminal after he had left the scene. In both scenarios, the outcomes were disastrous. This article will explore both case...
culture-and-society - Wed, 24 Nov 2010 03:44:40
108. Michigan CCW Classes - 5 Keys To Responsible Firearms Ownership
As a result of reading a few stories about persons in the local media, who in my opinion were irresponsible with their firearms, I felt moved to pen a blog post about elementary concepts associated with responsible firearm ownership. If I covered this subject in-depth the resulting work would ea...
How-To & Education - Wed, 24 Nov 2010 03:18:37
109. How A Bad Address Can Lead To A Michigan CPL Revocation
Information on how to get a state of Michigan Concealed Pistol License (CPL) is available from a variety of sources, including within the actual CPL application. However, there is virtually no info available anywhere that details how a licensee can keep his CPL from being suspended or revoked. As...
How-To & Education - Wed, 24 Nov 2010 02:04:07
110. 7 Ways To Stay Abreast Of Michigan Firearm Law Changes
As a credentialed Firearms Trainer, I field a lot of inquiries about how to renew a state of Michigan Concealed Pistol License (CPL). Many folks are surprised when I inform them that they do not have to take a "Renewal Class." However, this fact does not excuse them from knowing changes in the la...
culture-and-society - Wed, 24 Nov 2010 01:50:48
111. Michigan Concealed Pistol License Class: Warning Shots
Almost without fail, a student in the Concealed Pistol License (CPL) classes that I teach will bring up the topic of "warning shots." A warning shot, often seen in movies and television programs, occurs when a person intentionally discharges a firearm in the general direction of a person without ...
culture-and-society - Tue, 23 Nov 2010 20:48:45
112. Michigan CCW CPL Class: The Tueller Drill
Almost one year ago to the day, it was reported in the local Detroit news media that a local police officer was attacked by an apparently disturbed person via two blows to the head with a butcher knife. It was not known at that current time the severity of the officer's injuries, but he had been ...
culture-and-society - Tue, 23 Nov 2010 20:14:33
113. 5 Keys To Responsible Firearms Ownership
As a result of reading a few stories about persons in the local media, who in my opinion were irresponsible with their firearms, I felt moved to pen a blog post about elementary concepts associated with responsible firearm ownership. If I covered this subject in-depth the resulting work would ea...
culture-and-society - Tue, 23 Nov 2010 20:08:55
114. Every Day Law-Abiding Citizens Anonymously Defend Themselves From Criminals
As a Firearms Trainer and gun rights activist, I get engaged in a lot of discussions - online and offline - about the Second Amendment and gun ownership. In a number of those conversations, an anti-gun person has tried to argue the position that law-abiding citizens should not carry guns because ...
culture-and-society - Tue, 23 Nov 2010 19:58:01
115. The Michigan Basic Pistol Safety Training Class: Not Just For A CPL
Almost everyone knows that a bona fide Michigan Basic Pistol Safety Training Class (MBPSTC), taught by a properly certified firearms instructor, is mandatory training for anyone desiring to apply for a Michigan Concealed Pistol License (CPL). However, what most people do not know is that the MBPS...
culture-and-society - Tue, 23 Nov 2010 19:20:16
116. One Sure-Fire Way To Upset A Firearms Instructor
Today, I was at a shooting range expecting to meet a student who wanted to improve her shooting skills. It's not a rare occurrence; I do it all the time. I bend over backwards for my students. My goal is to get them at a level where they can go to a range by themselves and safely shoot. Anyhow, ...
How-To & Education - Tue, 23 Nov 2010 06:50:25
117. Five Things To Do After Taking The Michigan Basic Pistol Safety Training Class
As a firearms instructor, who keeps "the door of communication" open with my Concealed Pistol License (CPL) students open, I occasionally find out that a few of them aren't dilligently working towards their personal protection goals. Sometimes I find out by a phone call and at other times it is t...
culture-and-society - Tue, 23 Nov 2010 06:28:44
118. How To Determine In A 60 Second Phone Call If A Michigan CCW Class Is Legitimate
Some prospective Concealed Pistol License (CPL) Training students like to "shop prices" when selecting a firearms training service. However, many shoppers don't know enough about the industry to effectively weed out the scam artists when doing their evaluations. Thus, they're not going to be to m...
culture-and-society - Tue, 23 Nov 2010 06:08:00
119. Michigan County Gun Boards: Appearance Tips
Some Michigan Concealed Pistol License (CPL) applicants will face an additional hurdle in their quest for the privilege of carrying a concealed firearm: an appearance before their respective County Gun Board. The passage of Michigan PA 381 of 2000 essentially removed most of the discretionary au...
How-To & Education - Tue, 23 Nov 2010 05:59:59
120. 7 Myths About The Michigan Concealed Pistol License (CCW/CPL) You May Have Heard
As a Firearms Trainer, I have a lot of contact with people who are interested in learning more about the state of Michigan's Concealed Pistol License (CCW/CPL). During many of those conversations, I am informed of inaccurate info that was shared with them by a friend. This post will document and ...
culture-and-society - Tue, 23 Nov 2010 05:33:57
121. Does A Misdemeanor Domestic Violence Conviction Justify A Gun Ban?
A few days ago, I informed a prospective CCW Class student that he was ineligible for a state of Michigan Concealed Pistol License (CPL). He was surprised at my disclosure because the issue at hand was a misdemeanor domestic violence (DV) conviction on his record. It didn't make sense to him tha...
culture-and-society - Tue, 23 Nov 2010 04:10:44
122. Detroit Michigan CCW CPL Classes - Transfer Of Intent
Students in a bona fide Michigan Concealed Pistol License (CCW/CPL) Class are taught various aspects of Michigan law, including but not limited to the following: Self-Defense, Lethal Force, Defense of Third Persons, and Pistol-Free Zones. Without question, most students feel that the legal concep...
culture-and-society - Tue, 23 Nov 2010 03:53:37
123. Michigan Concealed Pistol License Class - Your Handgun Is Always Somewhere
All handgun owners have the responsibility of knowing where their handguns are located at all times. By itself, a handgun poses no threat to the safety or welfare to other people and property. A handgun is neither good nor bad. However, in the wrong hands a handgun can be utilized negatively with...
culture-and-society - Tue, 23 Nov 2010 03:47:51
124. The Gun As A Metaphor - Part II
Gun Point Gun Policy Gun Politics Gun Port Gun Powder Gun Rack Gun Range Gun Rights Gun Room Gun Rue Gun Runner Gun Running Gun Safe Gun Safety Gun Seller Gun Shop Gun Show Gun Shy Gun Slang Gun Tackle Gun The Engine Gun To Head Gun Vault Gun Violence Gun Widow Gunboat Gunboat Diplomacy Gunfire G...
culture-and-society - Tue, 23 Nov 2010 03:38:22
125. How To Decrease Your Odds Of Being Carjacked In Metro-Detroit
Carjackings are definitely on the minds of many metro-Detroiters in the aftermath of a few high profile incidents that managed to make the local newspapers. This article will define the crime, attempt to explain roughly how many occur within the city of Detroit, and offer up a few suggestions how...
How-To & Education - Tue, 23 Nov 2010 03:11:35
126. What Every Firearm Owner Should Know About Gun Safety
Over the past year, I have read several stories in the local Detroit-area media about firearm accidents and incidents which, in my humble opinion, were caused by a lack of knowledge of simple safe gun handling and common-sense usage rules. Recently, I "tweeted" a lot of info about gun safety via ...
culture-and-society - Tue, 23 Nov 2010 02:38:29
127. Are Early Michigan Prison Release Programs Endangering Public Safety?
In February of 2009, Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm announced her intentions to engage in a cost-cutting initiative that called for the release of approximately 3,000 prisoners by October 1rst of the same year. This downsizing effort will reportedly save the state some money and help it deal...
culture-and-society - Tue, 23 Nov 2010 02:19:42
128. Detroit Michigan CCW Class - 5 Responses To A Violent Attack
There are five different ways to respond to an unprovoked act of violence: fight, flight, posture, freeze, and submit. The specific response that a given person will choose as a response will be determined by prior training, available resources, and mindset. One response to a violent encounter i...
culture-and-society - Tue, 23 Nov 2010 02:09:35
129. Quiz: Michigan CCW CPL Classes - Cover Versus Concealment
Test your knowledge, your mettle, your trivia (not trivial) pursuit, your multiple choice skills. See if you cut the mustard, are up to snuff, ace in the hole, all that good stuff. Take my quiz is what I'm saying! (Do you dare?) Good luck, and have fun. For each question, simply answer whethe...
How-To & Education - Tue, 23 Nov 2010 02:04:37
130. Michigan CCW Classes - Dry Fire Practice Suggestions
One inexpensive way to improve your marksmanship skills with a handgun is to perform dry fire practice. Dry firing your handgun is practicing your trigger pull with an unloaded firearm. A smooth trigger pull is a key component of being able to accurately hit the bullseye on your target; only aimi...
How-To & Education - Tue, 23 Nov 2010 00:53:45
131. Why You Should Never Make Statements To Police Without An Attorney
Michigan students, enrolled in a bona fide Personal Protection Class (CCW/CPL), are usually surprised to learn that they are being taught to not make any statements to police officers - without consulting with an attorney - in the aftermath of a self-defense shooting. From the students perspecti...
culture-and-society - Tue, 23 Nov 2010 00:44:24
132. 7 Facts About A Michigan Concealed Pistol License - CCW CPLThat You Probably Didn't Know
Almost everyone knows that a state of Michigan issued Concealed Pistol License (i.e. CPL) - sometimes incorrectly referred to as a CCW - allows the named person to possess a concealed handgun "on or about his person." However, there are quite a few things about a CPL that you probably don't know....
culture-and-society - Tue, 23 Nov 2010 00:38:20
133. Seven Questions Michigan County Gun Boards Like To Ask CPL Applicants
For many state of Michigan Concealed Pistol License (CPL) applicants, the submission of the application package (i.e. official application, proof of gun safety training, fingerprint scans, and etc.) will be the last contact applicants will have with their respective County Gun Board until they ar...
culture-and-society - Mon, 22 Nov 2010 23:11:58
134. Musings Of A Firearms Instructor - Part V
This post is the result of a conversation I recently had with a couple of other firearms instructors at a coffee shop recently. In short, our meetings are our attempts of Napoleon Hill style "Mastermind Sessions." You see, we meet for coffee, jokes, and fellowship a couple of times per month to k...
culture-and-society - Mon, 22 Nov 2010 23:03:10
135. Gibraltar Trade Center Gun Show Recap
Recently I cast aside a vow I made years ago and attended "The Gun and Knife Show" at the Gibraltar Trade Center in Taylor, Michigan. In the past, I had been disappointed by my prior visits and had pledged to never return. However, a friend recently asked me for my opinion about guns shows in gen...
culture-and-society - Mon, 22 Nov 2010 22:32:39
136. Michigan CCW Classes - Load Cartridges And Shoot Bullets
Without fail, almost all students in my Michigan Concealed Pistol License (CPL) Class - at one time or another - improperly use the term 'bullet.' The purpose of this article is to definitively define the term and how to properly use it within the context of using a handgun. More info on Detroit...
culture-and-society - Mon, 22 Nov 2010 22:07:39
137. Detroit Michigan Open Carry Picnic at Belle Isle Park Recap - 8/22/2010
On Sunday, August 22nd of 2010, we (the followers of L.A.I.D.) executed an Open Carry Potluck Picnic at Belle Isle Park in Detroit, Michigan. In all, it was an excellent event that went exactly as planned - no negative incidents. Prior to the date of the picnic, it was only natural for the organ...
culture-and-society - Mon, 22 Nov 2010 22:01:40
138. Are You Legally Armed But Totally Clueless About Michigan Firearms Law?
I meet a lot of people who, upon discovering that I am a Firearms Trainer, voluntarily disclose that they have a state of Michigan Concealed Pistol License (CPL). In many of these discussions it becomes readily apparent to me that quite a few of them are totally clueless about Michigan Firearm La...
culture-and-society - Mon, 22 Nov 2010 21:58:06
139. Michigan Law - How To Shoot Yourself Out Of A Self-Defense Claim Via Overkill
Although the state of Michigan recognizes the usage of lethal force for self-defense, under a narrow band of circumstances, it is possible to "shoot" your way into a murder charge. This article will discuss when lethal force is authorized and when it can become excessive force - overkill. More i...
culture-and-society - Mon, 22 Nov 2010 21:54:36
140. Wayne State's "Active Shooter" Class Prepares Students For Victimization
In 2009, roughly five months after a Henry Ford Community College student was fatally shot on campus by a fellow student, Wayne State University (WSU) announced on September 22nd of that year the launch of an online class to inform its students of what they should do if a shooting happens on camp...
culture-and-society - Mon, 22 Nov 2010 05:27:44
141. Avoiding Road Rage And Other Forms Of Social Violence
A road rage incident, like all other forms of social violence, is largely avoidable if at least one person involved chooses not to pursue the contest. Social violence occurs when two people agree on some level to engage in a violent contest usually after a series of escalating events. In contras...
culture-and-society - Tue, 16 Nov 2010 00:41:14
142. Firearm Ownership Requires Responsibility And Due Care When Children Are Near
It has literally only been a few months since a Detroit grandmother was sentenced to five years of probation for her conviction in the accidental death of her grandchild. So, it was really startling to learn that a short time after that day's headlines from the local media had informed us that a ...
parenting-and-kids - Tue, 16 Nov 2010 00:09:29

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