By Kyle Jillson | June 6 2013 17:57

Refuse To Be A Victim celebrates 20 years of crime prevention and safety techniques

NRA's Refuse to be Victim seminar

Fairfax, Virginia – Way back in 1993 the NRA’s Women's Policy Committee sought to create a program by women and for women that taught ways to become a less appealing target to criminals. With proactive safety and crime prevention methods and an increased awareness, the program would empower participating women.

Thus, Refuse To Be A Victim was born.

The program got off to a great start and saw more than 3,500 women come through its doors in the first three years. In 1997 Refuse To Be A Victim became co-ed in 1997 at the request of men looking to learn the same useful skills and from there it took off. Now at its 20th anniversary, Refuse To Be A Victim has taught its common sense safety tips to more than 100,000 attendees. Its more than 3,800 instructors hold 500 events annually throughout all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Canada, England, Costa Rico, Puerto Rico, Tahiti and Trinidad and Tobago.

Refuse To Be A Victim has award-winning program has been endorsed by Members of the United States law enforcement community have endorsed Refuse To Be A Victim for its safety benefits and the program has won awards for its techniques to avoid dangerous situations.

“Refuse To Be A Victim offers cutting-edge home, automobile, telephone, electronic and travel security strategies to everyone from teenagers to senior citizens and the physically handicapped,” said Community Outreach Department National Manager Eric Lipp. “The National Rifle Association encourages all law abiding citizens to further their education on personal safety and attend a seminar this June as a part of National Safety Month.”

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