Legally Armed in Detroit http://michiganradio.org en Citizen gun advocates host "open carry" dinner in Detroit http://michiganradio.org/post/citizen-gun-advocates-host-open-carry-dinner-detroit <p>Gun rights advocates will gather at a Detroit restaurant Monday night for an &ldquo;open carry&rdquo; dinner.</p><p>Organizer Rick Ector runs Rick&rsquo;s Firearm Academy in Detroit and the blog <a href="http://www.legallyarmedindetroit.com/">Legally Armed in Detroit</a>.</p><p>Ector says the dinner is a &ldquo;family-oriented&rdquo; event meant to make &ldquo;law-abiding&rdquo; Detroiters aware of their right to openly carry guns in many public places.</p><blockquote><p>&ldquo;There&rsquo;s a significant percentage of people that do open carry in Detroit. But primarily when you hear about open carry, it&rsquo;s done outside of the city limits. And for those individuals who are really specifically inside of Detroit proper, I wanted to be the voice out there sharing this information.&rdquo;</p></blockquote><p><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_laws_in_the_United_States_%28by_state%29#Michigan">Michigan law</a> doesn&rsquo;t explicitly permit open carry, but doesn&rsquo;t forbid it either. Those carrying openly must have a registered weapon &ldquo;clearly displayed,&rdquo; be at least 18 years old, and stay out of designated &ldquo;pistol-free zones.&rdquo;</p><p>The Bluepointe restaurant on Detroit&rsquo;s east side is hosting the dinner, which Ector says he initially thought would draw about 50 people.</p><p>But he says the event has gotten so much attention he now has &ldquo;no idea how many people will show up.&rdquo; Mon, 18 Apr 2011 21:50:48 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 2122 at http://michiganradio.org Citizen gun advocates host "open carry" dinner in Detroit