Women Against Gun Control Posted Aug 7, 2003 8:58 PM
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August 8, 2003
From: Dr. Ignatius Piazza
Founder and Director
Front Sight Resorts
Dear Friends and Students of Front Sight,
Our "Exchange in Abundance" program to give you a coveted Front
Sight "Blue Certificate" and raise money for your favorite
churches and charities is down to the LAST 93 Certificates.
Remember, 400 gets you 2000 plus 1000 to your favorite charity
or church. Get yours before they are gone!
Here are a few more of the numerous responses we have received on
From David Mackett:
"This is an outstanding deal! I've confirmed with my accountant
that the tax deduction works exactly as Mike Lee states below...
making it an almost free opportunity!"
From Mike Lee:
"Great idea! I spend $400 for the Blue Certificate and get to
attend any Front Sight course on it while you send a $1000
certificate to a Charity (in my name) that nets me $400+ in tax
benefit. Sounds like free class to me, while good for the Charity
and great PR for Front Sight. I'll take ten certificates please!"
From Patrick Srail:
"Since I'm not that smart, just tell me if my interpretation
is right or wrong:
1. I pay $400 and nothing else.
2. I can take the really cool 5-day Armed Citizens Corps course.
3. A charity of my choice gets a $1000 certificate for training.
4. All I paid for all this is $400.
Correct? If so, COOL!!!"
From Heidi Berenbrok:
"First I want to tell you that I think this is a great idea!
I am curious to know if the $1,000 certificates for the
charities have an expiration date? (no) I didn't see mention
of that in your e-mail.
Also, although I'm active in a charitable organization
(animal rescue) I'm still in the process of checking with the
Board members to find out if they want to be the recipient of
these certificates. Is it possible for me to purchase two of
the Blue Certificates now and then provide you with the
information on which charity I want the certificates to go
to within the next couple of weeks? (yes)
If so, please put me down for two certificates."
So if you would like to secure a Blue Certificate for only $400
that is good for any course we offer at Front Sight
($2,000 value) and you would like us to donate a $1000
certificate on Front Sight Resort letterhead in your name to
your favorite charity or church, then read the original e-mail
that follows and secure your Blue Certificates before the number
we allocated for this program are gone. As you can see from the
students we shared with you above, the certificates are going
Original e-mail dated August 4 follows:
Front Sight to Launch Charitable Foundation
What is Your Favorite Charity?
Dear Friends and Students of Front Sight,
While watching television a few weeks ago, I was informed by my
local public education station, that due to viewer donations
being down 40% from last year, they had slashed their expenses
over $400,000 and were still lacking funds to keep their
programming in place.
That got me to thinking and doing some further research.
I found that most charities and churches are down considerably
from last year and many urgently need more help than they are
currently receiving. There are some very fine organizations on
the verge of collapse.
In contrast, Front Sight has grown every year a minimum of 40%
and we continue to expand (watch for detailed announcements on
Front Sight North coming soon).
Since we have grown through the dot.com crash, 9-11, war in Iraq,
SARS, the recession, any every other "doom and gloom" forecast
the news media loves to focus on, I thought it would only be
right that we should do something to help America's churches and
It is only when the strong don't take responsibility to help that
we have government, with their costly bureaucracy and often
misguided policies, taking over. (A good recent example of this
is the TSA. So far, their training of just 48 armed pilots has
cost taxpayers over $800,000!)
I also found that YOU, our students, support a wide range of
charities and churches. With this encouragement from you, I have
decided to launch a unique Charitable Foundation. I know that
Front Sight's students are some of the finest people in the
world. So I have specifically designed our Foundation to support
our students' favorite churches and charities.
Here is what I have in mind:
I would like to provide you with one or more of our coveted "Blue
Certificates." These certificates are good for ANY course we
offer, have No Expiration Date, and is Not Restricted to a
student's first course. So it can be used by anyone, for any
course, any time the course is offered. Based on our current
course offerings, the "Blue Certificate" has a minimum value of
$1200 to $2000.
I would also like to provide your church and/or the charities of
your choice with a special $1000 CERTIFICATE good toward the cost
of Any Course at Front Sight Resort. This $1000 Certificate
would be provided to the church or charity of your choice IN YOUR
NAME so they know it was your good intentions that brought them
this initial donation. They can then sell it, raffle it, trade
it, or use it in any manner they wish to raise money for their
By participating in this program, you will also ensure that your
church or charity will be given priority placement in all the
"no-cost-to-the-charity" programs the Front Sight Foundation will
offer in the near future.
How are we funding the Front Sight Charitable Foundation? By
giving everyone who wants to help their church or favorite
charity Front Sight's famous "Exchange in Abundance."
Here is how it works:
The cost for your $2000-value Blue Certificate that is good for
anyone, for any course, any time the course is offered, is only
$400. This is the greatest value ever offered on special Blue
Certificates-- certificates that we rarely ever offer to anyone.
Your church or the charity of your choice gets a special $1000
Certificate good toward the cost of any course donated in your
name that they can raffle, sell, trade, or use in any manner they
wish to raise money for their organization.
And the money Front Sight receives from your purchase of the Blue
Certificate helps us fund the Charitable Foundation so we can
offer joint venture programs with other businesses to raise
hundreds of thousands (if not millions) of dollars for your
churches and favorite charitable organizations.
As you can see, this program is a win-win-win for all involved.
If you would like to help us help your church and favorite
charities, please fill out the form below and e-mail it to us (or
fax to 831.684.2137) today.
Blue Certificate Purchase / Charity Donation
Number of Blue Certificates Purchased at $400 each:
(You may purchase as many as you wish until sold out)
Total Amount of Purchase:
Credit Card #:
(VISA, Mastercard, Discover American Express)
Church or Charity to Receive $1000 Certificate in Your Name
(You may add additional recipients for each Blue Certificate
Name of Church or Charity:
Complete form and e-mail to email@example.com (or fax to
831.684.2137) or mail to PO Box 2619, Aptos CA 95001.
Please note I have not placed a deadline on this program, but it
is a first-come-first-served offer, as I have set aside a very
specific number of Blue Certificates for your purchase at $400
each and an equal number of $1000 Certificates to give the
churches and charities of your choice.
I have found that people in general fall into two categories:
Those who want to help others and those who don't.
I strongly believe that most people associated with Front Sight
are people who want to help others. If I am right about you,
then the specific number of Blue Certificates I have set aside
will go quickly and hundreds of churches and charities will
receive thousands of dollars in benefit.
Please fill out the purchase form and e-mail to
firstname.lastname@example.org or fax it to 831.684.2137 TODAY to make sure
your church and favorite charity is included before the Blue
Certificates are sold out.