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Front Sight Encourages Everyone To Receive Rifle Training

Rifle training is not exactly what a person thinks of when they think defensive firearms training. Yet Front Sight Firearms Training Institute seems to think that citizens should receive top-quality rifle training. When asked why, there's a very specific answer. Unfortunately, it's one that most Americans might quail at. The answer is given by Dr. Ignatius Piazza, the founder and director of Front Sight. The answer to why citizens need rifle training is simple: the second amendment exists so that the people can overthrow the government.

To cross borders and borrow from Hollywood, I'll quote the hit movie ‘V for Vendetta': "People should not be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people." And, shocking as it may be, these two factors combine to why all Americans should receive firearms training. No, not to form a militia or a neo-Nazi gun rally. The idea is to have safe, effective, responsible gun users, as the Founding Fathers intended.

Dr. Piazza's student base is certainly not neo-Nazi or fascist. He is proud to point out that most of his students come from the middle-class, average, run-of-the-mill American stock. He gets dentists, lawyers, actors, contractors, plumbers, pilots, cops, SWAT team members, teachers, students and even military personnel. Front Sight's training exceeds the training offered at most boot camps and nearly all police academies, so regularly cops are sent to Front Sight to train up and get further instruction on lethal force, non-lethal force and self defense – as are military personnel.

Dr. Piazza is always the first to point out that there are many reasons for getting firearms training, even something as seemingly outlandish as rifle training. Reasons include self defense, recreation, hunting, etc. But the reason Dr. Piazza feels strongest about is that it is the Second Amendment for a reason, and the people must be armed, and must know how to use the weapons they're equipped with.

 Front Sight in London Times Article