Friedman Firearms Training

Refuse To Be A Victim® seminar

THIS SEMINAR DOES NOT INVOLVE FIREARMS! It teaches self-awareness of your environment in your daily life.

One of the most important steps toward ensuring your own safety is having a personal safety strategy in place before you need it. NRA’s Refuse To Be A Victim® program teaches the tips and techniques you need to be alerted to dangerous situations and to avoid criminal confrontation.


Seminars are held across the nation and are open to individuals of all ages. Today, thousands of federal, state and local law enforcement officials and civilians from across the nation utilize this popular program in their crime prevention and community policing initiatives to help protect their communities.


Corporations, educational institutions, and community centers have also adopted the program. All told, more than 120,000 people have benefited from these seminars.


Through a four-hour seminar called Refuse To Be A Victim® you can learn the personal safety tips and techniques you need to avoid dangerous situations and avoid becoming a victim.

Mental preparedness and environment awareness

Understand what makes a criminal a predator.

How to make your home more secure with safe-rooms and alarms

Securing what’s inside and outside.

Improving your physical security in various environments

Don’t ignore your instincts – if something feels wrong, it probably is!

Safety precautions when driving

Equip yourself with the necessities for any type of situation.

Safeguarding yourself and items when traveling

Making sure you are safe, no matter where you go.

Technological Security for electronics

Technological advances have made individuals more vulnerable to being victimized.

What to consider when choosing physical self-defense training

Prepare yourself for any situation that may arise.

Personal protection devices such as purse alarms and sprays

Tools that you can use for personal protection.

Optional Topics

The following optional topic areas can be added upon request in advance. This will add a small amount of time and cost to the seminar fee.

  • Workplace Safety
  • Safety for Parents and Children (Pre-school through High School)
  • Safety for College Students
  • Safety for Seniors and Persons with Physical Disabilities

This is not a firearms course. This is also not a self-defense course.

We have a very stressful climate today in California, and it is to everyone's benefit to understand that and learn how NOT TO BE A VICTIM! Reassuring everyone, this course does NOT involve firearms! It teaches you environment awareness and how to be safe in places like the supermarket, gas stations, banks, etc. While the course has been sponsored by the NRA for over 25 years, the NRA is NOT involved in conducting the course, and there is NO obligation on those attending to join the NRA.