School Killings a Very Real “Sign of the Times”


Shooting Tragedy Time for Mourning and Intelligent Response

By Gordon Duff, Senior Editor

Below, I am publishing a press release that advocates gun training for teachers.  I remember having this discussion several times with my good friend, Dan Brown, a teacher at East Grand Rapids public schools in West Michigan.

Dan and I taught kids to shoot and are both gun owners and lifelong shooters.

I carry it a bit further as a former Marine sniper and “expert” on SWAT, kidnapping and hostage issues.  Friends from the FBI started their program at Quantico.

Keeping it simple, I advocate a “head shot” as a way of dealing with people who shoot children, schools or elsewhere.

While doing a commentary on Israeli domestic politics on Press TV this morning (Tehran time), I listened to an “anti-imperialist” commentator say how he thought America “deserved” this kind of thing because we cause so much violence elsewhere.

Were I there, I might have given the little “SOB” a talking to, perhaps a bit more.

I do advocate that America take a leadership position in human rights, one it has moved away from, at 1000 miles per hour under Bush(43).  America’s “big stick” needs to be used to force people to talk meaningfully with each other, meaning no more weapons to Israel but also addressing a reassessment of the world map based on values long discussed and agreed upon but never taken seriously.

History has been stalled long enough.

The shooting issue,  we are discussing here quite probably belongs in a context few have the courage to bring up.

We are talking about “evil.”

Were we to examine the “religions of the book,” Christianity, Islam and Judaism, we find clear definitions of pure evil, going further, of issues of demonic “intercession” in the lives of men.


Only Iran has courts that are officially empowered to judge such issues, courts empowered to remove national leaders.

I used to think this was crazy, talking about “Jinns,” or “demons.”

I don’t think that anymore.

What if there had been a “sane” authority in the US that had the power to arrest the entire Bush (43) administration, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Rove, Ashcroft, Wolfie, Gingrich, the Fox News gang, Beck, Limbaugh, send rendition teams after Blair…

…all in early 2001?

What would the world be like now?  We have it under reasonable authority that 17% of the US Military’s officer corps might well have been best picked up in the process.

Here is what “we” are advocating.  There is a “working group” examining patters of behavior, psychological warfare, advancements in physics and issues of “evil.”  Yes, we are putting this in the context of “disclosure” and things like “interdimensional” issues.

First of all, watch this:

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and this:

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 Fr. Martin was a good friend, part of our original group that became VT along with Col. David Hackworth, Col. Ted Guy and others.

I am suggesting here that many choose not to see the videos.  Save this and go back later.  I had Mike Harris, VT contributor, co-director at Adamus Defense Group (Ch) sit through them.

It is time we recognized evil, began getting back some of our long discarded religious and historical beliefs, once that should have been retained and accept that we have allowed ourselves to be ruled by forces that all of us know in our hearts are beyond “filth.”

Cleaning needs to start in organized religion (John Hagee first) and move through politics, the military (where Satanists overtly practice) and our government.

The financial world has been obvious about it’s loyalties for some time.

Those who watch the videos will never be the same.  We have all “taken knives to a gun fight” for too long.

Where so many love pushing the dialog to imaginary issues of “socialism” and politics, it has always been one of “good and evil.”  Moreover, I actually contend that extreme political beliefs on behalf of many, ones that under even cursory examination are totally insane (Tea Party), indicate the insidious influence of evil.

If you’ve got another explanation, let me know.  I don’t “go here” very easily as I am not a particularly religious individual.

You hit me in the head long enough, I begin to get the message.


For Immediate Release: Friday, December 14, 2012

Dear Steve,

Please Forward to Your Local Newspapers, Radio Stations, and Television News Stations

Subject: Gun School For Teachers

Las Vegas, Nevada: In the wake of the yet another senseless school massacre, I ask all our politicians, law enforcement officials, and school administrators one simply question:


How many more children have to die before we will find the testicular fortitude, as a nation, to put in place REAL policies that will stop a deranged gunman in his tracks, before he can commit mass murder on innocent and defenseless children?

How many times do I have to offer the nation THE solution?

What the hell is wrong with the leaders of our country? Find a pair, and make the RIGHT decision to protect our children, not more of the wrong decisions that create the opportunity for the next lunatic to murder at will with zero resistance!

Once again, Front Sight Firearms Training Institute, arguably the world leader in providing intensified courses in the defensive use of firearms for private citizens, has the answer to stopping further attacks on school children. Front Sight will once again offer free firearms training to any school administrator, teachers, or full time staff members designated as school Safety Monitors.

Front Sight will accept for training up to three staff members from each school, college or university.

Applicants must submit a letter requesting training on school letterhead signed by the top school district official and designating the applicant as the school’s Safety Monitor.

Please forward this e-mail to your state and federal legislators, local law enforcement departments and your child’s school administrator, as well as your friends and family, asking them to do the same.

Guns and Teachers

As Front Sight’s Founder and Director, I understand my offer to train armed school teachers may offend some school administrators and parents who do not see arming and training selected school staff members as a positive solution to violent attacks. However, historically, my approach has worked while gun control has actually increased violent crime by shifting the balance of power to favor the criminals and lunatics.

My offer is not a new idea. In the early 70’s, Israel was faced with much greater problems of armed terrorist attacks on schools. The cry for more gun control was heard then too, but Israel very carefully analyzed all possible options before adopting the proactive position of arming and training their teachers. School shootings stopped and terrorists looked for easier targets. Gun control never has and never will stop criminals and madmen from carrying out acts of gun violence.

In our country, every time a misguided individual on psychiatric drugs goes on a killing spree, anti self-defense legislators, watch the polls and exploit the dead victims in order to fool the public into accepting more gun control. It is time our country finds some resolve and the will to tackle the real problem, which is rooting out the actual influences in the lives people hat predispose them to commit atrocities. The problem is not guns. Guns don’t cause these incidents to occur any more than cameras cause child pornography or automobiles cause traffic fatalities.

Israel had the right answer. Society is safer when we train and arm our law abiding citizens. As the defensive training leader in the USA, Front Sight is willing and able to set the example for the rest of the country to follow.

Armed Teachers

Dave Clark, who recently retired after teaching for the last 25 years at Junction Junior High School in Livermore, California agrees with Front Sight’s philosophy. In fact, Mr. Clark has previously attended a Four Day Defensive Handgun course at Front Sight at his own expense and found the course to be exactly what is needed to train fellow teachers to stop an attack similar to Columbine school and Virginia Tech. “Front Sight provides safe and responsible training to a level that exceeds law enforcement standards.” Says Mr. Clark. “Among the many lessons taught, I learned universally accepted rules in justifiable use of deadly force. More importantly, I learned when not to shoot and how to be more mentally prepared to see a lethal confrontation coming before it happens in order to avoid it. The firearms training is second to none and clearly gives the graduates the skill needed to save the lives of those in their charge if ever attacked. If my school district chose to adopt a policy of sending selected teachers to Front Sight for concealed handgun training, I would wholeheartedly support it and volunteer as a Safety Monitor. There is no reason for our children to continue to be victimized when free, professional training is available to stop school attacks.”

Guns in Schools

There is evidence that a gun in the hand of a teacher will stop an armed attacker. The vice-principal of a school in Pearl, Mississippi used his handgun to stop and detain an armed killer until the police arrived. It seems obvious that armed and trained staff members inside the school are in a better position to identify the attackers and do something immediately to resolve the situation. It is much harder for police, who arrive on the scene too late to stop the killing.

Lawmakers With Blood on Their Hands

An obstacle to training and arming teachers is the current law in many states prohibiting the possession of firearms on school grounds even when the possessor is qualified and has a concealed weapons license.

Understand that those laws did not prevent or stop the gun violence at numerous schools over the last ten years. The brazen attacks in school after school during the last decade indicate criminals have concluded that ‘Gun-Free-School-Zone’ actually means ‘Government Certified, Helpless and Unarmed Victim Zone.’

Schools Can’t Afford to Pass on No Cost Security

Most school districts cannot afford to have even one full time police officer in every school, but they can easily afford to train three or more of their selected staff members to a higher level of firearms training than offered in police academies because Front Sight will provide the training at no cost.

Retired law enforcement firearms instructor, Mike Waidelich from Bakersfield, California strongly supports the Front Sight concept of arming and training teachers. “Nearly every tragedy on or off school grounds in the entire 30 years of my law enforcement career could have been prevented or the damage done considerably limited, by the presence of an armed and trained individual.”

Concealed Guns

The training provided in Front Sight’s basic training classes easily exceeds the training provided in most police basic training academies.

Front Sight proved it on their nationally televised reality series Front Sight Challenge. 80 Seasoned law enforcement officers from around the country went head-to-head in tests of marksmanship, speed and tactics against 80 private citizens– including teachers– who had not received any training other than Front Sight’s firearms courses. Remarkably, the Front Sight trained, private citizens won over half of every contest.

Teachers will be trained to carry a concealed weapon, so potential attackers will not know which teachers are armed and which are not. In states that have adopted concealed weapon laws for private citizens, violent crime has dropped. School attacks will drop as well once it is known that any of the teachers and staff members on school grounds have the ability and training to stop a violent attack immediately.

There is also scientific research that supports Front Sight’s stance on concealed weapon training from John Lott, Jr. at University of Chicago School of Law who published Crime, Deterrence and Right-to-Carry Concealed Handguns in July 1996. Mr. Lott’s research of cross-sectional time-series data from all 3054 U.S. counties from 1977 to 1992 found that allowing citizens to carry concealed weapons deters violent crime and appears to produce no increase in accidental deaths. If those states which did not have right-to-carry concealed handgun provisions had adopted them in 1992, approximately 1,570 murders, 4,177 rapes, and over 60,000 aggravated assaults would have been avoided yearly.

Gun Control Increases Violent Crime

How many times must we experience another Littleton, Colorado or Virginia Tech or Newtown Connecticut massacre before we wake up, study the research and adopt policies which actually reduce crime and begin saving our children instead of leaving them helpless victims when the next psych drug user snaps?

Gun control increases violent crime yet some politicians continue to tout disarming law abiding citizens as a solution. Front Sight has a better solution.

Arm and train school teachers to carry a concealed weapon. And post a DIFFERENT sign outside of ever school!

Look for the RIGHT sign all over America. They are in front of the homes of armed and trained Front Sight students. If you were a deranged murderer, which house would you invade? One with an armed and trained occupant with a Front Sight sign or one who had a “Gun Free Zone” sign in his yard? The answer is simply to any rational person.


Don’t have a sign? Get one here:


Front Sight Yard Signs Front Sight Window Decals 

It is time WE WAKE UP and start providing REAL protection for our children in schools. Front Sight stands ready, willing and able to train every teacher in America if that is what it takes! Help us protect your children by demanding YOUR school send their teachers to Front Sight!


Dr. Ignatius Piazza Founder and Director Front Sight Firearms Training Institute 7975 Cameron Drive, #900 Windsor, CA 95492 1.800.987.7719


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Gordon Duff posted articles on VT from 2008 to 2022. He is a Marine combat veteran of the Vietnam War. A disabled veteran, he worked on veterans and POW issues for decades. Gordon is an accredited diplomat and is generally accepted as one of the top global intelligence specialists. He manages the world's largest private intelligence organization and regularly consults with governments challenged by security issues. Duff has traveled extensively, is published around the world, and is a regular guest on TV and radio in more than "several" countries. He is also a trained chef, wine enthusiast, avid motorcyclist, and gunsmith specializing in historical weapons and restoration. Business experience and interests are in energy and defense technology.