Does Gun Control Mean Less Murder?

November 25th, 2011

In South Africa, it is severely difficult to obtain a gun. Applicants that would like to own a gun need to pass a competency test, a background check, an inspection of their homes and the police need to license the weapon, among other things that factor into the application process. The waiting period is usually longer than two years, and many people are denied arbitrarily. The BGOASA (an association of gun-owners in South Africa) was disappointed to report that about 2% of applicants were successful in obtaining a firearms. In addition, in three years (2006-2009) the police of South Africa reported a loss of 8,286 firearms, many of which were stolen.

Austria has much less strict gun control laws. There are some guns that the government restricts, but for the most part, citizens can get a gun somewhat easily. There are guns that require permission through licensing and some guns that require registration, while there are some guns that do not require registration at all. Most guns can be obtained by any citizen that is 18 years of age or older.

Which country do you think has a lower murder rate?

South Africa, with its very strict gun control laws, has been reported as one of the countries with the highest murder rates in the world, while Austria has been reported as one of the lowest murder rates.


It just goes to show that gun control does not equal less murder.

Founder and director of Front Sight Firearms Training Institute, Dr. Ignatius Piazza, is a believer in this concept. Gun control is not going to help us. In the case of South Africa, the criminals that wanted guns stole them from the police. Where does that leave us law abiding citizens if the criminals have the guns and we do not? “Great… the guy that just broke into my house and is holding my wife has a gun. And I have this handy dandy bat that I can swing at him from across the room while he shoots me?”

Our Founding Fathers seemed to have it in their minds that owning a gun for self defense was important enough to list it as the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution. We, as Americans, have a duty to uphold that right by not taking advantage of the situation, and by being SMART and SAFE about it. If we choose to practice our Second Amendment Right to keep and bear arms, we owe it to ourselves, our loved ones and our Founding Fathers to know how to safely handle that firearm. Ignatius Piazza, a Four Weapons Combat Master, can help us be smart and safe about gun ownership by giving us the best gun training money can buy at his gun training school, Front Sight Firearms Training Institute.

Guns can be efficient tools of self defense… if they are handled properly and used correctly. Please do not choose to own a gun just because it is a “right.” As Uncle Ben so famously stated, “With great power comes great responsibility.” If you want to own a gun, please get gun training and learn how to use that gun safely. Come to Front Sight and secure yourself that gun training.

Gun Control v. Gun Training: Is Gun Control Really Safer?

August 16th, 2011

Four Weapons Combat Master, Dr. Ignatius Piazza, founder and director of Front Sight Firearms Training Institute, is a firm believer in the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America. Many people across America have conflicting views on this Amendment. Some love it. Some hate it. Some think it is okay but just not for them. Some are indifferent. Some are afraid of it. Some think it should go away and some think it should stay. I wonder why people want to do away with the Second Amendment. Why would we want to take away such a strong tool of self defense? Why would we want to put ourselves at risk?

Sure, at face value, the Pro Gun Control argument sounds awesome. “Getting rid of guns will reduce crime and keep us safer.” Who doesn’t want to be safer? I know I would love to live in a place with zero crime and not have to worry about walking down the street late at night, clutching my purse against me and looking over my shoulder to make sure I am not being followed. That would be great! But is getting rid of guns really going to get me to that place? If it can, I would really like to see how.

“If guns are outlawed, there won’t be any risk of getting shot, because people will not own them.” Can the owners of this argument please explain to me why I have seen people waste away in front of me due to drugs? I cannot understand how that happened. I also do not understand why parents worry about their children getting wrapped up in drug use. Drugs are illegal. People “shouldn’t” be about to get a hold of them if they are illegal… much like guns, right?

I don’t know about you, but I refuse to be naïve and believe that these gun control advocates have the right idea. Bad guys are going to break the law. If guns are outlawed, why would that stop them from getting a hold of them? All it will do is put us at risk, because our attackers will have guns and we will have something less powerful or effective.

Yes, guns in untrained hands are dangerous. But guns in well trained hands provide a great avenue for self defense and family protection. What we should be focusing on is getting people gun training instead of taking away a means of protection. Front Sight Firearms Training Institute in Pahrump, Nevada, offers the greatest gun training in the world and can be affordable for almost every budget. Ignatius Piazza has worked hard to offer the best quality gun training and to offer it to people of every income level. Lots of gun training is expensive. Front Sight makes it possible for people with normal jobs (like myself) to get better gun training than even the most expensive places out there.

The Second Amendment grants us the right to bear arms… but along with that right comes responsibility. Front Sight will help you make the responsible decision of getting gun training and getting your family trained. Let’s do our part to keep America safe. Let’s get gun training and really know how to use a gun for self defense, instead of just owning one because we can.

Front Sight: How to Use a Gun… And How Not To

March 10th, 2011

There are so many people out there who are apprehensive about gun training. They do not want to own a gun, think that guns should be illegal and/or hate the idea of them in general. However, no matter how anti gun you may be, the fact remains that a gun can be a superior tool of self defense in a number of situations. Front Sight Firearms Training Institute can give you the gun training that you need to stay safe, even if you totally despise weapons.

I hate the idea of robbing a bank. But as much as I hate it and even though robbing a bank is illegal, bank robberies still happen. It is a gross thing to rape someone and I am thoroughly against it. That, too, is illegal. Yet, rapes still occur. Think of all the things that are currently illegal that people still do. Kidnapping, doing drugs, turning on red while ignoring the “No Turn On Red” sign… they all break the law, but we see them happen every day. If guns were illegal, do we really think that bad guys would stop using them? No… the innocent, law abiding citizens would get rid of their guns, leaving them more vulnerable and prone to attack because the bad guys would still have guns. What we need to do is secure ourselves good gun training, so we know how to safely use a gun, instead of just shying away from them in general.

You may not be comfortable with using a gun. But did you know that there is gun training available at Front Sight that will teach you how to not use a gun? This means two things. One, the gun training instructors at Front Sight will teach you the correct way to use a gun, and the wrong way to use it, so there is no question in your mind how to safely handle a gun. They show you what not to do, as well as exactly what to do, so your gun handling techniques can develop into flawless perfection.

The second thing it means is that the gun training instructors at Front Sight actually train you in how to NOT use a gun… meaning how to get out of using a gun and how to avoid using a gun. Founder and director of Front Sight, Dr. Ignatius Piazza, knows that guns offer an incredible sense of self defense, but they are not the only way out of a tricky situation. The gun training courses at Front Sight challenge your mind into deciding when is the right time for you to warn your attacker that you have a gun and will use it, and when is the right time to actually shoot, verses when is the right time to exit the situation in another manner, without presenting your weapon. Ignatius Piazza wants you to know that just because you HAVE a gun, doesn’t mean you have to USE it. It is only there for a last resort, to use in a situation that you cannot escape otherwise. Front Sight will train you heavily on this, because gun safety is their number one priority.

Gun Training For Everyone

March 8th, 2011

Front Sight Firearms Training Institute is, by far, the best place in the world to receive gun training of any kind. Founder and director, Dr. Ignatius Piazza, planned Front Sight’s gun training program to be diverse, so no matter where you currently stand in regards to your gun training, Front Sight has a course especially for you. Usually, people fit into one of the following categories. Where do you stand?

I am a supporter of the Second Amendment, have trained with guns for years and feel confident in my shooting. I can offer family protection and self defense no matter what the circumstance.

I am pro gun but I have limited to no gun training under my belt. I would like to learn but have not gotten around to seeking out gun training for one reason or another.

I think that people should be able to own guns, but I do not want to, nor do I want to learn how to use one.

I am afraid of handling a gun.

I am anti gun and think that no one should be able to own one.

Whichever statement with which you most closely identify, Ignatius Piazza and Front Sight can be a part of your life. First, to the people who have already had extensive gun training, the gun training at Front Sight Firearms Training Institute can further improve your shooting techniques to make you even better and more competent. People who have had gun training with the military for over twenty years have attended one of Ignatius Piazza’s gun training courses and have improved their shooting abilities. Law enforcement officers and gun training instructors from other schools come to Front Sight to hone their skills and perfect their techniques. No matter how good you are now, Front Sight can make you better. Guaranteed.

If you have little to no gun training, Front Sight is a great place to start. Ignatius Piazza’s gun training instructors will teach you the correct way to safely handle a gun, so you develop a perfect technique from the very beginning. You will learn everything you need to know about guns, from gun safety to accurate and fast shooting. With gun training from Front Sight, you will be ready for anything!

If you are afraid of guns, hate guns or do not want to own one, Ignatius Piazza completely understands that. However, just because you do not want to handle one, doesn’t mean your adversary doesn’t want to. Learning how to use a gun is crucial for self defense, because the bad guys are probably going to have one, whether they are legal or not. Not being competent in gun handling would really be a bummer if someone came after you with a gun. However, with the proper gun training, you will be able to disarm your attacker and use his or her gun as a self defense tool, whether or not you own one yourself. Front Sight’s gun training instructors can teach you self defense techniques that will keep you safe in every situation.

Front Sight has a gun training course for you, no matter who you are or where you stand. Check out Front Sight’s website today and find where you can fit in!

Front Sight Keeps Our Kids Safe

January 1st, 2011

Do you have children? How old are they? Whether they are young children or older teens, I am sure you want to keep them safe. When you are at home with them, taking a walk with them or on a family outing, it may be quite possible for you to protect them. But what about the times that you are at work or when they are out with friends? What can you do then? How can you offer family protection when you are not physically there?

You can join forces with Dr. Ignatius Piazza and prepare your family members to protect themselves. Ignatius Piazza directs a gun training school in Nevada called Front Sight Firearms Training Institute. Front Sight offers self defense training courses for everyone in your family, including your kids. You and your spouse can enroll in one of Front Sight’s exciting gun training courses and learn how to shoot a gun with perfect accuracy and speed, while practicing intense gun safety. Your teens can attend a gun training course for teens or an empty hands self defense martial arts training course and learn how to stay safe in the real world, guard themselves against gangs and how to protect their friends. If you’ve got younger kids, Ignatius Piazza also offers a Child Safety Training Course and a Youth Safety Training Course, where children and young teens can learn how to resist peer pressure, how to ward off bad guys, how to defend themselves and how to disable an attacker.

If you are like many parents, you are probably concerned with how much your kids will actually learn whenever you enroll them in a self defense training course. This is totally understandable! But I want to tell you that with Ignatius Piazza training your children, you can rest confidently that they will learn more than they would from any other self defense training school. Ignatius Piazza promises you that your kids will learn an incredible amount in his self defense training courses AND they won’t be bored during class. Dan Whitney says of Front Sight’s teen gun training, “My abilities and knowledge have tripled.” Another student of Ignatius Piazza, Anastasia, says, “My teacher was funny and made the class fun.”

In Ignatius Piazza’s gun training and self defense training courses at Front Sight, instructors use real life scenarios to train students. Front Sight’s child safety training, youth safety training and teen gun training courses teach students how to respond to threatening situations through age appropriate reenactments. These student involved reenactments will keep your child’s attention, so you can be sure that your young ones will be learning the entire time. They will be having so much fun in class that they will not even realize how much they are actually learning.

After attending one of Front Sight’s child safety training or youth safety training courses, you can feel great knowing that your kids will be safe, even when you are not around to protect them yourself. Front Sight will help you put your worried mind at ease.