The NRA's "Refuse to be a Victim" program teaches women personal safety tips and techniques.
The NRA's "Refuse to be a Victim" program teaches women personal safety tips and techniques.

The NRA’s “Refuse to be a Victim” course is gaining in popularity in one local Ohio community.

According to WKEF, more and more women in Fairborn, Ohio are signing up for the all-day course, which is designed to teach students personal safety tips and techniques to avoid dangerous situations and avoid becoming a victim.

“I live in a rural area and it would take at best 10 minutes for any law enforcement to get to my home to help in any situation,” said Linda White, who took the course. “I watch the news, I’m very aware of the violence in our society.”

White — who is part of a local chapter of The Well Armed Woman — obtained her concealed carry permit six months ago.

By taking the NRA’s “Refuse to be a Victim” course, she learned a variety of important lessons, such as “situational awareness, don’t walk around with your face stuck to your phone. don’t be clueless, don’t say, ‘Here I am, I want to be a victim.’ I don’t want to be a victim,” she said.

NRA instructor Becky Frame told WKEF that the course teaches women who don’t even carry a weapon tips on being safe.

“You do have to be aware. there are many things you can change about your body language, about your daily routine that will help you be safer that will help you be a target where the bad guys are looking for somebody else,” Frame said.

As WKEF reports, more local women are also obtaining their concealed carry permits.

“There was this perception that I was afraid of guns, when in reality, I was just uneducated,” White explained.

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