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The Student News Site of Delaware Valley High School


The Student News Site of Delaware Valley High School



The Girl Behind The Gun to host non-lethal self defense training

Lorraine Crescimanno, the owner of The Girl Behind the Gun, will host a non-lethal self defense seminar geared toward women, young drivers, teenagers and anyone who is concerned about their safety, on March 16 from 9 a.m.-11a.m.

Crescimanno will be hosting this seminar at the Dingmans Counseling Building at 1869 Route 739 in Dingmans Ferry, Pennsylvania. The seminar will be co-hosted by chapter leaders from Armed Women of America.

The seminar will address non-lethal situational awareness, protection plans, preparation and avoidance for a situation that could happen any time, anywhere. The seminar includes hands-on activities that help one respond to real-life situations and powerpoints that inform participants on overall safety. 

The seminar’s cost is $55, but Crescimanno is offering a $5 discount for Delaware Valley High School students when using code “DVHS5” when registering at

“People don’t set out to be victims. It is something that happens to someone unexpectedly,” Crescimanno said. “Self-protection is so important because bad things are happening to good people daily.”

Crescimanno, a Delaware Valley alumni, gained her certificate for being a firearms trainer at Dingmans Shooting Range approximately five years ago. Shortly thereafter, she became a local chapter leader for the national women’s organization Armed Women of America where they train women to be their own self-protectors. 

Through time, Crescimanno gained knowledge from speaking with others about the concerns around self-protection for women.

“I started The Girl Behind The Gun because I enjoy the shooting sports and also because I saw a need to teach men and women that they can protect themselves and their families even if they choose not to carry a firearm,” Crescimanno said.

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