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Welcome to Refuse To Be A Victim® Tampa web site!  This is an NRA (National Rifle Association) sponsored course, but it covers much more than firearms! 
In fact, it has little to do with firearms.  Plus, you'll find an on-line discussion forum below where you can participate to
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Refuse To Be A Victim® is NRA’s award-winning personal safety and crime prevention program.  These sought-after seminars teach participants how to improve their personal safety strategies, and what techniques and tactics can be used to help avoid becoming easy victims of crime and criminals. In general, seminars heighten public awareness of what can and should be done to stay safe.

The material covered in the NRA Refuse To Be A Victim® seminar is designed for those participants seeking an introduction to greater awareness to increase their personal safety.  The Refuse To Be A Victim® seminar is (3) three hours long.  You can see the NRA introduction video for this seminar by clicking here (YouTube video on this course).

Tuition is only $30 ($50 per couple) to cover materials and facilities costs. The seminar is open to the public, but space is limited and pre-registration is required. If you're interested in this seminar, please contact me via email at or call (813) 963-1823 to reserve a seat.

This workshop is not a firearm or self defense training and there is no physical contact during the class.  Requirements to take the class are 18 years or older and successfully complete the seminar.

Tuition includes the course fee and required class materials

Class Information:  Registration will close when maximum class size is reached (maximum 20 students per class).   Also, I have set up my training to be portable and can teach at your location with a minimum of five (5) students.

SEMINAR OUTLINE: (click on any link for a brief description)

bulletPsychology of Criminal Predators
bulletMental Preparedness
bulletHome Security
bulletPhysical Security
bulletWorkplace Security
bulletParents & Children from Pre-School to College
bulletSenior Citizens & Disabilities
bulletAutomobile Security
bulletOut of Town Travel Security
bulletTechnological Security
bulletPersonal Protection Devices
bulletPersonal Security
bulletDomestic Violence

Here's a brief outline of what you'll learn and a few tips of our seminar for Refuse To Be A Victim Tampa!

bulletPsychology of Criminal Predators: Ever wonder if there's any semblance to the criminal mind from person-to-person?  We'll discuss how to help you identify a criminal predator to protect yourself.
bulletMental Preparedness:  The key here is to be aware of your surroundings, be alert and clearly understand any possible threats.
bulletHome Security: Never hide an extra key under a mat, a flower pot or any other easily accessible place!
bulletBest way to secure your house to prevent a possible break-in.
bulletWhat to do if someone comes to your home while you're there.
bulletWindows & doors: how to best secure them.
bulletDoor Viewers: Virtually ever home has a 'peep' hole at the front door to see who is at the front door.  However, is it a wide-angle viewer and the proper height for everyone in the household?
bulletPhysical Security: What items on your person can you use as a weapon if necessary?  We'll teach you that!
bullet Workplace Security: If a co-worker shows any form of violence, threatens you or has an emotional anger outburst, immediately contact your supervisor and ,make sure that they get security and human resources involved.  You can be saving many lives including your own!
bulletParents & Children:
bulletInternet security:  be sure to use an ISP (Internet Service Provider) that has parental controls to block adult material.
bulletViolence: let your children know that if they become aware of a fellow student who has threatened violence against others, seek help immediately and tell them not  to attempt to resolve it themselves.
bulletSenior Citizens & DisabilitiesSeniors and those with disabilities are some of our most vulnerable in our society.  Criminals are awaiting to take advantage of anyone they can easily do so.  We'll teach you how to protect your loved ones even if they're in a residential care facility.  This will include licensing and certification information so you can research the institution and staff.
bulletAutomobile SecurityEver get bumped while driving in your car?  Criminals use this type of staged auto accident to steal your car, cause you harm or possible insurance fraud.  If you're involved in this be sure to stay in your car, call the police and only crack your window slightly to talk to those involved or asking questions.  The main thing is to protect yourself!
bulletOut of Town TravelEveryone plans extensively for a vacation or trip.  But, how often do they look at crime statistics in the areas in which you'll stay.  We'll teach you what to do before leaving on a trip.  When traveling abroad learn their customs, behaviors and accepted ways of doing things.  You'll enjoy it much better without worrying about offending anyone.
bulletTechnological Security Ever give your debit or credit card to a server and they walk off with it to process your payment?  Well, you really don't know exactly what they did with it!  We'll teach you how to protect yourself plus protecting yourself over the Internet when you order products.
bulletPersonal Protection DevicesUse a personal alarm, pepper spray, mace, firearm or another device...but be sure you know the law and regulations regarding the use of these items.  Be sure to understand them and become thoroughly familiar with whatever device you choose.
bulletPersonal Security: if you're in an elevator and feel uncomfortable for any reason, do not press STOP or the 'Call' button.  Press several buttons for upcoming floors and exit the first chance you get!
bulletDomestic Violence: Unfortunately this is part of today's life.  How should you best protect yourself and prevent domestic violence?  We'll show you how to refuse to be a victim of domestic violence!
bulletStalkingOK, it will never happen to you!  But, what if it does?  Again, knowledge is your best defense.  Learn how to best handle this difficult situation without getting yourself into a legal predicament.

The seminar is structured to be approximately three (3) hours long at a reasonable cost of only $30.00 per person or $50.00 for a couple.  You'll get a student packet that consists of: Refuse To Be A Victim® Student’s Handbook, Refuse To Be A Victim® Student’s Handbook Firearm Supplement, Refuse To Be A Victim® Program Brochure, Become A Refuse To Be A Victim® Instructor Brochure and Refuse To Be A Victim® Seminar Completion Certificate. (©2012).

Enjoy shooting, it's your Constitutional right!  But, be sure to know how to safely handle and use it while protecting those around you.  Give me a call or email me with any questions you may have.

John Bottomley, NRA Certified Instructor



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