Thwarting Home Invasions, Part 1

Home InvasionHome invasions are among the most terrifying and often the most violent of crimes. Combining the worst aspects of burglary and armed robbery, many home invasions escalate into kidnappings, aggravated assaults, sexual assaults and even murders. In this two-part series, we explore steps homeowners and renters alike can take to reduce the potential of a home-invasion occurring and reduce the potential for violence even in the event a home invasion does occur. In Part 1, we examine means to prevent criminals’ entry into the home – the first, critical defense against home invasions.   Continue reading

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New presentation: Five Things Every Teenager Should Know About Gun Safety

Developed at the request of a youth group advisor, “Five Things Every Teenager Should Know About Gun Safety” addresses critical knowledge that will help teens stay safe in situations where a gun is present. This 30-minute presentation and lecture is not about whether guns are inherently good or bad or whether people should or shouldn’t own them, and is for all teenagers no matter how they or their parents feel personally about guns.

This brief presentation addresses five key topics:

#1 – Guns are never a way to express emotions
#2 – It is OK to tell if someone has a gun who shouldn’t or somewhere they shouldn’t
#3 – Having a plan for what to do if someone starts shooting is key to survival
#4 – Knowing the three “always” rules of safe gun handling can help keep you safe
#5 – Trying to help someone put down a gun and not knowing how can do more harm than good

The presentation was delivered initially to 25 high-school and rising college students.The teens all were very engaged during the presentation and asked two dozen *great* questions during and after the presentation.

Based on positive initial feedback from the intended audience, No Victims will continue to develop and share this presentation. If you would like to bring this presentation to a teenaged audience in your community (or volunteer to deliver it yourself – the presentation and speaker notes are available freely for anyone who would like to use them), please use the Contact tab at the top of the page to send contact information.

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How and Why To Talk With Your Kids About Guns (Even If You Don’t Own Guns): A Free Safety Presentation for Chesnut Charter Elementary School Parents, 2/19 @ 6:00PM

Talking With Kids

Dozens of children are killed and dozens or hundreds more are injured in firearms-related accidents in the United States each year. With between a third and a half of American households containing a gun, guns present as much a risk to children’s safety as prescription drugs, swimming pools, electrical outlets, and crossing the street. Most firearms-related accidents involving children can be avoided. In the same way that parents teach their children about those other risks, so we should educate their children about the risks guns pose and how to avoid them. This applies equally to parents who own guns and parents who do not.

This brief multimedia presentation provides parents with specific talking points and pointers to educational resources they can use to discuss this challenging and difficult topic for three different age groups – preschool to third grade, fourth to sixth grades, and seventh grade and up.

Please note this presentation date is for Chesnut Charter Elementary School parents. If you would like to bring this free safety presentation to your school, house of worship, or community association, please use the Contact tab at the top of the page to contact the presenter.

DHS Active Shooter Advice: Run, Hide, Fight

It isn’t fun to think about something really terrible happening. But the time to start thinking about it isn’t when it actually happens. This five minute video is not pleasant, but watching it could make a real difference if you ever are caught in a situation where someone means to kill anyone in his or her path. Brought to you by HoustonReady and Department of Homeland Security.

Refuse To Be A Victim, Sandy Springs Shooting Range, 8/25 1PM-5PM, $10

Sandy Springs Shooting Range and No Victims Atlanta are pleased to present

A public safety and crime prevention seminar
Experts agree that the single most important step toward ensuring your personal safety is making the decision to refuse to be a victim. That means having a personal safety strategy in place before you need it.  One of the most effective ways to develop one is to attend a nationally-recognized Refuse To Be A Victim(R) seminar. In this four-hour seminar you will learn about:
The Psychology of Criminal Predators: how to identify and avoid criminal encounters
Home Security: inexpensive and effective ways to make bad guys go elsewhere
Technology Security: how to protect your personal information and your identity
Automobile Security: how to keep yourself safe in and around your car
Physical Security: how to recognize and avoid dangerous situations and how to escape them if you can’t avoid them
Self-Defense Physical Training: how to find and evaluate classes and make the most of them
Personal Protection Devices: how to find the right options for you and how to learn to use them effectively
Where: Sandy Springs Shooting Range (please note this is not a firearms course)
When: Saturday, August 25, 1PM-5PM
Who: Adults and teenagers accompanied by their parents
Cost: $10 per person
To reserve your seat, please call Sandy Springs Shooting Range at (770) 394-4867.

Tips To Avoid Becoming A “Jump-Out” Robbery Victim

Cars have long been a convenience of modern life. Unfortunately, the concept of the “getaway” car followed the first Model-A Ford off the production line almost immediately. Criminals since have found even more creative ways to use cars to make their trade easier and safer – for them. Jump-out robberies are one example of such an unfortunate innovation, motorizing the already problematic crime of armed robbery. In this article, we briefly explore the nature of jump-out robberies and propose some means to reduce the potential of becoming a victim.

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Refuse To Be A Victim(R) Seminar at Sandy Springs Gun Club, 3/25 1:00PM, $10

Please join No Victims’ author for a presentation of the Refuse To Be A Victim(R) crime-prevention seminar at the Sandy Springs Gun Club on Sunday, March 25th:

Refuse To Be A Victim Seminar

A crime prevention and personal safety course full of strategies you can use to develop your own safety plan.

Where: Sandy Springs Gun Club, 8040 Roswell Rd, Sandy Springs, GA 30350
When: March 25, 2012 Sunday
Time: 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Cost: $10.00 (Open to men, women, older children/teenagers)

A maximum of 25 seats are available and they are filling up fast!  For more information or to register, please call the Sandy Springs Gun Club at 770-394-4867.