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Mary Smith: Women’s issues Consultant and Secretary, Gun-Safe Academy


What is the number one cause of death for women in the work place?  I ask this question at every training class.  The reason I ask is to emphasize the fact that women are vulnerable.  The answer to the question is domestic violence.  The husband, ex-husband, boy friend ex-boy friend comes to their work place and kills them.  If the police find a dead woman, they know that there is a 99% chance that the murderer is her boy friend or husband. 

This is not to say that there are no other threats.  Rape, kidnapping and robbery do happen; more these days than ever it seems.  One must only watch the TV news or pick up a newspaper to know this is true.  Submitting to your attacker does NOT make you safer.  “Just give the criminal your wallet, purse, car, airplane, and hope that he does not kill you!”  I don’t think anyone believes this anymore.  Recently in Omaha a women was approached by three men, she submitted.  She said on the news that she did everything she was told, hoping to not be hurt or killed.  After they raped her, they locked her in her car and set it on fire. If you give the criminal whatever he wants, he will take everything you have, including your life.  Each one of us must decide to NOT be a victim.  That decision alone can make a big difference.  Keep your head up, eyes open; be aware of your surroundings and Never Give Up!

 The class offerings at Gun-Safe are designed to give you the tools you need to defend yourself and you family should the worst happen.  But we also give you ideas and alternatives to help avoid the worst.  “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Planning and awareness can keep you out of that life and death situation.  The NRA Refuse to be a Victim Seminar is a good introduction.

 RTBAV is not a gun class; we just try to open your eyes to different strategies for keeping yourself safe.  If after taking RTBAV you want to learn more about guns for self defense We Offer the NRA Personal Protection in the Home Class.  This is very comprehensive and effective for both beginners and experienced shooters.  This class taught by a Nebraska State Patrol Certified Instructor also meets the requirements for a Nebraska Concealed Carry Handgun Permit. 




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