View Full Version : Millionaire Patriot Commits to Provide Gun Training for All Arizona School Teachers

01-29-2008, 5:43 AM
Cool!!! Love the comment about the police being able to identify the assailant. So not PC in this modern America. Got to love it. :D


Dr. Ignatius Piazza, Founder and Director, Front Sight Firearms Training Institute, Four Weapons Combat Master. (PRNewsFoto/Front Sight Firearms Training Institute)


Gun School for Arizona Teachers
Promises a Level of Training That Exceeds Law Enforcement Standards IF
Arizona Lawmakers Will Allow Concealed Weapons in Schools

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Front Sight Firearms
Training Institute founder and director, Dr. Ignatius Piazza is known by
his hundreds of thousands of students as the "Millionaire Patriot" because
over the last 11 years Dr. Piazza has provided tens of millions of dollars
in training and benefits free of charge to assist law-abiding citizens in
securing what he refers to as the "Comfort of Skill at Arms."

In response to Arizona Senate Bill 1214, which would exempt
concealed-carry permit holders from a state law that bars individuals from
knowingly carrying deadly weapons onto school property, Dr. Ignatius Piazza
has committed to provide every Arizona School teacher with a $2,000, Four
Day Defensive Handgun Course, free of charge if Arizona lawmakers will pass
the Senate Bill 1214.

If it becomes law, the measure would allow teachers to carry their
weapon onto the grounds of any public or private K-12 school, college or
university in the state. Dr. Piazza wants to put the Arizona public and
legislators' minds at ease in passing the measure by training all school
teachers free of charge to levels that exceed law enforcement standards.

Ignatius Piazza states, "Every time sanity begins to prevail with good
legislators like Arizona Senate Majority Leader Thayer Verschoor and
Senator Karen Johnson introducing a real solution to protect our children
from a violent attack, the unenlightened begin crying about their fear of
teachers with guns. The same people who don't want teachers with guns are
happy to have more cops on campus at tax payers' expense. Front Sight
Firearms Training Institute will train teachers who secure a Concealed
Carry Permit to levels that exceed law enforcement standards, giving
Arizona Public Schools immediate and trained armed response to violent
attack and save Arizona tax payers millions of dollars."

But Rep. David Lujan, a Phoenix Democrat and president of the Phoenix
Union High School District board, said he is "uncomfortable with having
weapons on school campuses." In the context of a school shooting, for
example, he said the prospect of additional weapons in the hands of faculty
or even students could "exacerbate the situation" when police arrive on
scene and are trying to quickly identify the assailant.

Piazza responds, "Representative Lujan simply needs to take Front
Sight's Four Day Defensive Handgun Course and he would walk away knowing he
has the proper decision making ability in the judicious use of deadly force
and the handgun skills to stop a deadly attacker immediately, safely and
responsibly. He would then have the same confidence in any of his Arizona
teachers who completed Front Sight's course." Piazza adds, "When police
arrive on the scene it will be very easy for them to identify the
assailant. He will be the only dead body because an armed teacher stopped a
potential massacre as soon as it started."

From the hundreds of testimonials from law enforcement officers who
have attended Front Sight Firearms Training Institute near Las Vegas,
claiming it is the best firearms training they have ever received, it
appears Ignatius Piazza can deliver on his promise to train Arizona
teachers to levels that exceed law enforcement standards. The fact that he
will provide the firearms training free should make the Millionaire
Patriot's offer very hard for teachers, schools districts or legislators to

01-29-2008, 6:56 AM
Yep, the good Dr. is okay in my book!

He really put it in perfect, common sense words that even liberal democrats can understand

01-29-2008, 7:41 AM
:hurray:....Hurray for "Naish" Piazza...he is willing to contribute time and classes for a good cause. I know that he will also receive some 'press' for this..but so what. Look what he is doing, and if it gets Front Sight some positive publicity, then good.

I've taken the 4-day handgun course at FS...it will give novice and semi-experienced shooters new skills that will be very practical.

If I were a parent in AZ with school aged children...I would be supporting this. This will definitely make the area safer if some crazy person happens to step on campus to try anything bad!!

01-29-2008, 9:20 AM
after the VT TECH tragedy, he offered free class to staff and faculty of universities.

i asked my boss' boss... never heard back... :(

01-29-2008, 9:53 AM
All the more reason for me to LOVE my new domicile. Our legislators actually make news by introducing legislation to increase our gun rights.

Have a great gun carryin' Kenpo day


01-29-2008, 11:19 AM
I'm going to have to find some time this year to take their four day rifle course.

01-29-2008, 1:01 PM
I'm going to have to find some time this year to take their four day rifle course.

If you can find a reasonably priced cert out there for it, you will be happy. Don't pay the suggested retail. BTW - the instruction I got was pretty good; and I had a great time. It was a number of years ago when I last otook the 4 day rifle. Despite some of the controversy about FS and Piazza, the classes were well done.

01-29-2008, 1:18 PM
I'm going to have to find some time this year to take their four day rifle course.

i did it last month and it was great. you won't regret it.

01-29-2008, 3:41 PM
I can't tell you how much this post has made me miss living in Arizona. Every once in a while I pull out my AZ CCW just as a reminder that there is a light at the end of the tunnel. The freedoms I took for granted...CCW's, AW's and not having heard the term OLL, shooting on public lands w/o LEO concerns, transporting loaded firearms in plain view, no Cali Condors with lead issues....

But, as my departed grandmother used to say "this too shall pass."

01-29-2008, 5:02 PM
If you can find a reasonably priced cert out there for it, you will be happy. Don't pay the suggested retail.

Where would one look for a cert???

01-29-2008, 6:31 PM
Where would one look for a cert???

PM sent to you...

01-29-2008, 10:05 PM
This is good for AZ teachers.

All in all FS is a good place and the 4 day handgun will give newbie shooters some good knowledge.

The only thing I don't like about FS is the 'controlled pair' idea.