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.
Online PR News – 30-December-2010 – – The city of Detroit is one a few US cities that has a historical holiday tradition whereby some of its residents shoot their firearms at the sky at the beginning of a new year. Despite the fact that it is viewed as a celebratory gesture, it is a dangerous custom, with another true purpose, that can ultimately lead to an unintentional maiming of killing of an innocent person.
According to Ector, the real purpose behind much of the shooting on New Year's Day is not to celebrate but is instead a cautionary signal to members of the nearby community that there are guns in that home wielded by people who are not afraid to use them.
Ector stated, "Crime in the city is pretty bad and many city residents are not encouraged by the perceived poor response time of the local police department. The gunfire is really a warning to the bad guys in the neighborhood."
Ector then explained why citizens should not shoot their handguns at the sky by adding, "We all know that what goes up must eventually come down. Sometimes, that means that either a person will be negligently shot or killed or that someone's property will be damaged."
Rick Ector is a National Rifle Association credentialed Firearms Trainer, who provides Michigan CCW Classes training in Detroit for students at his firearms school - Rick's Firearm Academy of Detroit. Ector is a recognized expert in firearm safety and has been featured extensively in the national and local media: Associated Press, UPI, NRAnews, Gun Digest, The Politics Daily, Fox News Detroit, The Detroit News, WJLB, WGPR and the UrbanShooterPodcast.
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