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Detroit firearms instructor offering free training day for women

Top Gun Shooting Sports Gun Range in Taylor, MI, will host free firearms training for women on May 21. (Photo: Top Gun Shooting Sports)

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

Read more at: http://www.guns.com/2017/05/15/detroit-firearms-instructor-offering-free-training-day-for-women/

Firearms Instructor Offers Free Classes to Women

Detroit, Michigan gun shop owner and Firearms Instructor Rick Ector is set to offer free concealed pistol license (CPL) classes to women on May 21, 2017. Ector says this is the sixth year of his ‘Women at Arms’ class, and he expects around 600 women to attend.

A 2015 study done by the Crime Prevention Research Center, women purchasing firearms jumped 270 percent from 2007-2014. In contrast, men purchasing pistols jumped only 156 percent from previous numbers.

When asked why he offers a free workshop to women, Ector said, “Six years ago, I saw a story about a woman whose body was discarded, and I thought ‘someone should do something [about it]’. That’s when he made the decision to offer the free CPL class.

Ector was robbed at gunpoint in his own driveway became a firearms advocate after this incident in his personal life.

Interviewed at his shop, Rick’s Firearm Academy in Detroit, Ector

Read more at: https://gunnewsdaily.com/firearms-instructor-offers-free-classes-women/

Detroit instructor offers free gun training to women

Stephanie Crumley was tired of feeling vulnerable, so she bought a gun and learned how to use it.

“I drive across state lines all the time, and when you have to pull over and sleep in a rest area, it’s not safe,” said Crumley, 30, a U.S. Coast Guard reserve and Plymouth native who treks monthly from her home in Tennessee to her post at the St. Clair Shores Station.

“You turn on the news, and you see all the crime; a lot of women are saying they want to protect

Read more at: http://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/wayne-county/2017/05/13/free-firearm-training-women/101654240/

Gun Ownership Is Seeing Explosive Growth Among Black Women …

Black women are investing in firearms in a big way.

We told you not long ago that black gun ownership has risen dramatically since Election Day, that the National African American Gun Association has doubled its membership in just a few months.

It turns out that women are doing their part to swell the rolls.

“Minority women are definitely increasing in numbers,” Rick Ector, a Detroit firearms instructor, told Fox News. “Women overall — in particular, minority women — are looking towards guns to protect themselves against crime.”

Stacey Washington, a black conservative columnist with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, agrees, “I believe the reason we’re seeing more women of color joining this movement to use firearms is because they’re realizing this in not a political issue. It really never has been. It’s about personal safety and protection.”

Washington was recently suspended for running an article

Read more at: https://blavity.com/gun-ownership-black-women-explosive-growth

Gun Ownership Is Seeing Explosive Growth Among Black Women

Black women are investing in firearms in a big way.

We told you not long ago that black gun ownership has risen dramatically since Election Day, that the National African American Gun Association has doubled its membership in just a few months.

It turns out that women are doing their part to swell the rolls.

“Minority women are definitely increasing in numbers,” Rick Ector, a Detroit firearms instructor, told Fox News. “Women overall — in particular, minority women — are looking towards guns to protect themselves against crime.”

Stacey Washington, a black conservative columnist with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, agrees, “I believe the reason we’re seeing more women of color joining this movement to use firearms is because they’re realizing this in not a political issue. It really never has been. It’s about personal safety and protection.”

Washington was recently suspended for running an article

Read more at: https://blavity.com/gun-ownership-black-women-explosive-growth

More black women turning to guns for self-defense | Fox News

Firearms instructors are reporting an increase in the number of black women learning how to use guns in self-defense courses around the country — and the reasons are varied.

“Minority women are definitely increasing in numbers,” Rick Ector, a firearms instructor, said of attendees at his weekly course just outside of Detroit.

“Women overall — in particular, minority women — are looking toward guns to protect themselves against crime,” Ector told Fox News. “Women are definitely drivers in the market right now.”

Other cities, like Savannah, Dallas and Cincinnati, have also seen an uptick in the number of minority women signing up for gun-training courses.

In Georgia, for instance, trainer Marchelle Tigner referred to the observation as a “movement” in an interview with the Guardian newspaper.

Tigner, who launched Trigger Happy Firearm Instruction in November, told the paper she had to expand room in her classes, which sold out after promoting them through social

Read more at: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/05/10/more-black-women-turning-to-guns-for-self-defense.html

More black women turning to guns for self-defense

Firearms instructors are reporting an increase in the number of black women learning how to use guns in self-defense courses around the country — and the reasons are varied.

“Minority women are definitely increasing in numbers,” Rick Ector, a firearms instructor, said of attendees at his weekly course just outside of Detroit.

“Women overall — in particular, minority women — are looking toward guns to protect themselves against crime,” Ector told Fox News. “Women are definitely drivers in the market right now.”

Other cities, like Savannah, Dallas and Cincinnati, have also seen an uptick in the number of minority women signing up for gun-training courses.

In Georgia, for instance, trainer Marchelle Tigner referred to the observation as a “movement” in an interview with the Guardian newspaper.

Tigner, who launched Trigger Happy Firearm Instruction in November, told the paper she had to expand room in her classes, which sold out after promoting them through social

Read more at: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/05/10/more-black-women-turning-to-guns-for-self-defense.html

In 2017 women and minorities are buying guns. Here’s why

During the 8 years he was president, Barack Obama’s administration experienced an explosion in gun sales, with annual background checks more than doubling between 2008 and 2016.  In the eighteen months leading up to the 2016 election, gun sales set one new record after another. 

So when a pro-Second Amendment candidate won the election most observers figured that gun sales would at last begin to drop. But it hasn’t worked out that way.

Conventional wisdom held that the sharp rise in gun sales over the course of Obama’s presidency was supposedly driven, at least in part, by the threat of gun control. That’s why everyone expected gun sales to decline after Trump’s victory.  Yet, the average monthly gun sales from November through February are up from the already very high level in October.

In fact, there was a large increase in gun sales immediately following the election.  November had a record-setting month for

Read more at: http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2017/03/13/in-2017-women-and-minorities-are-buying-guns-heres-why.html

In 2017 women and minorities are buying guns. Here’s why | Fox …

During the 8 years he was president, Barack Obama’s administration experienced an explosion in gun sales, with annual background checks more than doubling between 2008 and 2016.  In the eighteen months leading up to the 2016 election, gun sales set one new record after another. 

So when a pro-Second Amendment candidate won the election most observers figured that gun sales would at last begin to drop. But it hasn’t worked out that way.

Conventional wisdom held that the sharp rise in gun sales over the course of Obama’s presidency was supposedly driven, at least in part, by the threat of gun control. That’s why everyone expected gun sales to decline after Trump’s victory.  Yet, the average monthly gun sales from November through February are up from the already very high level in October.

In fact, there was a large increase in gun sales immediately following the election.  November had a record-setting month for

Read more at: http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2017/03/13/in-2017-women-and-minorities-are-buying-guns-heres-why.html

Good Samaritan carjacked after stopping to help 4 women on Alberta highway

A woman who stopped on the highway near Cochrane, Alta., to help a group of women who appeared to be stranded was instead attacked and left on the side of the road as they drove away in her car.

The victim was driving east on Saturday at about 1:30 p.m. on Highway 1 at the intersection with Highway 68. She spotted four women standing beside a car with its hood up, RCMP said in a release.

When the Good Samaritan got out of her car, one of the women assaulted her and then they all got in the victim’s car and drove off. She was not seriously hurt, RCMP said. 

The car the culprits left behind had been stolen from Calgary the day before, RCMP later determined.

Police tracked the suspects to the Stoney Nakoda First Nation, where they ditched the victim’s car and fled on foot.

The RCMP’s police dog team and the Calgary police HAWCS helicopter helped officers locate

Read more at: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/highway-robbery-cochrane-car-theft-women-four-rcmp-1.3948371