Refuse to be a Victim

The National Rifle Association held a workshop Saturday to teach people in Colorado Springs how to keep themselves safe from crime.

About 25 people showed up for the class at the Sand Creek Sub-Station. Their goal, to get the information they need to protect themselves.

According to the Department of Justice, one person in America become the victim of a crime every 19 seconds. Colorado Springs Police say the goal of Saturday's class was not to scare people but to give them strategies so they don't fall victim to crime. They say much of it is a matter of common sense, but includes precautions most people don't think of on a day to day basis.

Police say the goal is to make yourself a hard target. They say if you are aren't easy to get to, a potential criminal will move on to something easier.

One participants say they liked the class so much he plans to become an instructor so he can teach the class to others.

If you'd like to learn more about the Refuse to be a Victim class, you can call the NRA Foundation at 1-800-861-1166 or visit their website,