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Take it slow: What to do when pulled over with a concealed weapon in Michigan

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Ector has been legally carrying a concealed fire arm for the last 12 years. He says, when pulled over, it's crucial to make sure your hands are clearly visible to the officer.

The lawyer for a suburban Minnesota police officer who killed a black driver during a traffic stop last week says the officer was reacting to Philando Castile's gun, not his race. The attorney  did not elaborate on how Castile presented the weapon or what led up to the fatal traffic stop and shooting. The video Castile's fiance took of the aftermath of his shooting has Concealed Pistol License (CPL) holders asking themselves: What are the do's and don'ts if you are stopped by police?

Rick Ector is the owner and operator of Rick's Firearm Academy and offers CPL classes, women's classes and instructor classes in Metro Detroit. Ector joins Stateside to give advice on what to do if you're a CPL holder and you get pulled over in Michigan. 

Listen to the full interview above. 

GUEST Rick Ector is owner and operator of Rick's Firearm Academy.

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