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We the People FTA
We the People FTA was established with the sole purpose of providing the highest end firearms and tactical training possible to the legally armed. As the company has grown, one thing has remained constant: We are as motivated to learn as we are to teach.
The common thread among our staff is our never-ending quest for knowledge. Each year we receive hundreds and hundreds of hours of instruction from outside trainers and schools. We have vowed to never become marred down by traditionalism or the status quo. We the People FTA asks for an open mind from our students and we require nothing less from ourselves. We consider it a failure to not learn at least one new piece of information while we attend a class.
Meet our Staff
Joe is a certified trainer with the NRA and USCCA, the Illinois State Police, a Shoot House Instructor, an NLT Affiliate Instructor, a Krav Maga Instructor, and is a certified Range Safety Officer. In addition to Illinois, he is also a certified concealed carry instructor in Florida and Arizona.
Utilitizing those years of experience, Joe trains students using a methodology that is safe, effective, and encourages the student to think about everything pertaining to their situation.
When Joe is not teaching students you can find him hiking some trails, or spending time with his dog Gibbs.
Having served 5 years of active duty and 1.5 years as a reservist, he has gained invaluable experience as a team leader and assistant squad leader, as well as a trained dog handler specializing in explosive detection. Jeffery's combat deployment in Afghanistan and extensive travels throughout the Middle East have further honed his understanding of tactical situations.
In addition to his firearms expertise, Jeffery also practices Krav Maga, making him well-rounded in self-defense techniques.