Michigan Open Carry

MOC is the premier organization in Michigan promoting the lawful open carry of a holstered handgun

  • March 2009 – Founded
  • started by a group of people on the Michigan Forum of OpenCarry.org (OCDO)
  • OCDO was started by John Pierce and Mike Stollenwerk in 2004
    – These men are responsible for revitalizing the growing practice of the open carry of a handgun. 


Michigan Coalition for Responsible Gun Owners

mission statement is: “Promoting safe use and ownership of firearms through education, litigation, and legislation”

  • 2000 concealed carry reform law
  • 2001 substantial improvements to concealed carry law
  • maintains a Political Action Committee (PAC)
  • MCRGO Foundation = Ma separate corporation to serve as fundraising, charitable arm – IRC 501(C)(3)

PO Box 14014,
Lansing, MI 48901
Telephone: (517) 484-2746

Rick Ector

  • 2007? – Rick’s Firearm Academy of Detroit 
  • 2014 Gun Advocate of the Year – Michigan Coalition of Responsible Gun Owners (MCRGO)
  • 2016 Defender of Freedom Award – Gun Rights Policy Conference (GRPC)

Rick Ector speaking at the GRPC in Phoenix, AZ on the importance of providing women with free firearm training



Rick Ector – YouTube
https://www.youtube.com › channel

Brian Anse Patrick

1954 – Dec 27, 2016

  • championship target shooter
  • CCW permit instructor
  • 2000 Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Toledo
  • AmmoLand Contributor
  • Speaker – Gun Rights Policy Conference
  • Speaker – National Firearms Law Seminar
  • Author – The National Rifle Association and the Media: The Motivating Force of Negative Coverage
    a landmark study of how negative bias in media coverage has actually benefited the NRA as a social movement.
  • Author – The Rise of the Anti-Media
    a study of how advocates for the concealed carry movement in the US have successfully used alternative forms of media to successfully combat the opposition of informational elites,