SeminarsEducating the Good Guys!
REFUSE TO BE A VICTIM!
A Practical Way to Help Achieve That
Unfortunately, crime is a part of modern living even in relatively safe areas like Citrus County. Simply put, a single crime against you or a member of your family will feel like a catastrophic crime wave. It is with this reality in mind that the National Rifle Association (NRA) developed the Refuse To Be A Victim seminar program.
First offered in 1993, the Refuse
To Be a Victim program has provided
thousands of citizens-young and old,
men and women, urban and rural, with
practical strategies and tips for
avoiding criminals and their
schemes. The program is based on the
sound principal that the best way to
avoid becoming a victim is through
the development and implementation
of a personal safety strategy before
it is needed.
What can you expect at the seminar? Typically two to four hours long, the presentations can be customized for your group’s particular areas of interest or for women only, seniors, etc. Practical information is provided regarding such things as what criminals look for in potential victims, what products truly will help secure your home from a break-in, practical ways of protecting your identity, road rage avoidance, workplace safety, personal response options, computer security, safe shopping strategies, and many other topics. The emphasis of the instruction is preventive in nature. Teaching is aimed at avoidance and making you a far less likely “easy victim” to those predators in our midst. It is important to know that the NRA respects your right to defend yourself by any legal means. However, the Refuse To Be A Victim seminar does not address in detail the use of firearms as a means of self- protection. However, “Less Than Lethal” devices such as pepper spray and stun guns are discussed. Please be aware, a large number of firearms’ use and safety courses are available through other NRA programs.
If you've ever had such questions:
1. What actually makes for a good home security system? Is it worth the cost? Best features?
2. Are dogs really helpful in providing security? If so, what breed? Alternatives?
3. A martial arts course sounds good (and healthy) but what type should I be taking?
4. Are pepper sprays and knives legal to carry where I live? Size, type, proper use?
5. How do I practically secure my home from a break-in without spending a fortune?
6. The car behind me is right on my bumper and laying on his horn. Now what?
7. Isn’t becoming a victim just a matter of bad luck? (hint: NO)
To Whom It may Concern,
This seminar and Mr. Wehrheim's instruction was excellent! The content and presentation of the course is very professional.
I personally feel much more aware of the potential threats facing my home and family and have already taken action to implement some of the straight-forward recommendations.
I highly recommend this course to anyone and encourage all homeowner/condo associations to sponsor one for their residents.
These are a small sampling of the
types of questions dealt with at a
Refuse To Be A Victim seminar.
Recognition, Preparation, and
Avoidance-your keys to Refusing To
Be A Victim and is what the program
is all about.
Time is allowed for questions from attendees regarding safety issues of personal concern. At the course’s conclusion, students receive a Certificate of Completion as well as a comprehensive personal safety handbook to take home for future reference. Fees for the course depend on the length, nature and level of participation for each seminar. Seminars are often sponsored by social, fraternal or property owner type organizations.