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Jones self-defense class also Relay for Life fund raiser

Rebecca Robbins (left) and Monique Charles practice self-defense techniques during a class offered by the Jones County Sheriff's Department Saturday. Rebecca Robbins (left) and Monique Charles practice self-defense techniques during a class offered by the Jones County Sheriff's Department Saturday.
LAUREL, MS (WDAM) -

A Jones County organization has raised money for Relay for Life by helping some local women learn how to defend their own lives. Team Headrick of Laurel and the Jones County Sheriff's Department hosted a women's gun safety and self-defense training class at the Jones County Sheriff's Department Training Facility Saturday morning.

Funds raised from sales of tickets are going to the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life.

Instructors gave the participants some valuable tips on the proper handling of firearms and how to handle themselves if attacked.

"We try to give them just a little bit of knowledge, mostly self-awareness, to realize that they don't have to be an expert to stay out of trouble," said Ian Bergin, one of the class instructors.

"It was a real-life situation and real-life training and it was going to be big for any situation, so to get that hands-on experience was definitely valuable," said Monique Charles, a class participant from Hattiesburg.

The Jones County Sheriff's Department offers self-defense and firearms training classes periodically. To find out more, you can call them at (601) 425-3147. 

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