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DETROIT (WWJ) - A gun rights group is planning an “open carry” dinner at a Big Boy restaurant, where dozens of people will wear holstered weapons in plain sight.

Event organizer Rick Ector is a firearms instructor and runs the blog “Legally Armed In Detroit.”

Ector said the dinner is April 21 at the Big Boy Restaurant on Jefferson Avenue, across the street from the Belle Isle bridge. He says he expects 50 or more “handgun-toting patrons” to participate.

Ector wants to raise awareness of people’s legal right in Michigan to carry a licensed weapon in the open.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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