LAS VEGAS, Jan. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- 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."
Last week Ignatius Piazza submitted pay-per-click ads on Facebook, one of the nation’s largest online communities, offering a Front Sight 4-Day Handgun Training course, plus 1 Day 30 State Concealed Weapon Permit Course for pennies-on-the-dollar and capped off the offer with a free Springfield Armory XD Handgun in 9mm, .40SW, or .45 ACP for the first 5,000 who respond -- thus making a commitment of over $3 million dollars in free handguns.
Piazza was stunned when Facebook rejected his ad stating, it violated Point 6 of Facebook’s advertising guidelines which reads, "Provocative images will not be accepted. Ads may not contain, facilitate or promote adult content, including nudity, sexual terms and/or images of people in positions or activities that are excessively suggestive or sexual. Ads may not contain, facilitate or promote offensive, profane, vulgar, obscene, or inappropriate language. Ads may not contain, facilitate or promote defamatory, libelous, slanderous and/or unlawful content."
What were the ads that Front Sight Firearms Training Institute submitted to the Facebook community?
Here are the ads: Free Gun and 5 Day Course Millionaire Patriot sponsoring select group for 5 days gun training and free handgun. Free Gun with Training Millionaire Patriot Sponsors You to get Handgun and 5 Days Gun Training. Free Gun and 5 Day Course Millionaire Patriot wants you armed. Sponsors you to get free training and a gun. See all the details of the Millionaire Patriot’s offer at https://www.frontsight.com/free-gun.asp
When asked to comment about Facebook’s rejection of Front Sight ads, Piazza stated, "Clearly we are not promoting anything sexual and there is nothing defamatory, libelous, slanderous or unlawful in our ads, so Facebook administrators must find the idea of Front Sight positively changing the image of gun ownership through training law-abiding citizens in the safe and responsible use of handguns to be offensive, profane, vulgar and obscene. I wonder how the hundreds of thousands of Facebook members -- who’s profiles indicate they are pro-gun and want to converse on gun related topics -- feel about Facebook denying them the opportunity to get a free Springfield Armory XD handgun in the caliber of their choice?"
Attempts to reach Facebook for comment were unsuccessful.
Dr. Piazza continues, "It appears to me that Facebook is discriminating against gun owners and placing gun ownership in the same category as pornography. This is just plain wrong and insulting to every freedom-loving, law-abiding American. A gun does not cause crime anymore than a camera causes pornography and I do not see Facebook rejecting ads for cameras! The pro-gun members of Facebook should make themselves heard and demand that Facebook change their anti-gun policies."
Dr. Ignatius Piazza wants all Americans to have the ability to defend themselves, their families, communities and country from enemies -- foreign and domestic -- and he has consistently backed his "armed and trained" philosophy with his wallet. Known equally well for his philanthropic efforts as he is know for his firearms expertise, Four Weapons Combat Master, Ignatius Piazza has donated millions of dollars in firearms training courses to numerous pro gun organizations including the Friends of the NRA, Gun Owners of America, and Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership.
See all the details of the Millionaire Patriot’s offer at https://www.frontsight.com/free-gun.asp
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