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From Dennis P: I am considering the Virginia course you offer. Does that reciprocity cover open carry, which Nevada allows, or only concealed carry when I am in that state?

Answer: As far as I’m aware, Nevada has no laws prohibiting open carry. In other words, no permit is required to openly carry a firearm and anyone 18 or older who can legally possess a firearm may openly carry.

Nevada does honor Virginia Resident & Virginia Non-Resident Concealed Carry Permits, meaning you would be able to conceal or open carry in Nevada if you have a VA permit.

From Jay M: I need a small personal alarm that goes on a women’s purse. Any suggestions?

Answer: I would check out the Vigilant 130dB Personal Alarm. This alarm has a 130dB siren and a backup whistle.

It is push-button activated and operates using watch batteries that you can easily replace when needed. It sells for around $20 on Amazon and comes with a one-year warranty.

From Howard M: I would like to order the SurvFilter, but am wondering whether I can use it to drink pool water, which has chlorine?

Answer: Yes, it purifies any non-salt water including chlorinated pool water. It not only removes chlorine, but also copper, bacteria such as Ecoli, and viruses.

In addition, the filter insert lasts 250 gallons before you need to replace it, so if you purchased extra filters you could filter the water from your pool for a very long time.

From Bill R: As a former LEO, I have a mindset on the use of deadly force which you may be able to help me with. When on duty, I knew I had a responsibility to protect others, using deadly force if necessary to protect someone’s life.

But now that I am no longer an LEO, I have had advice given to me that if I use my firearm when someone other than me is at risk, I may end up in jail.

Answer: Deadly force law is the same whether you’re protecting yourself or someone else. In other words, if I’m in Wal-Mart and some guy runs in and starts stabbing people I can shoot him because I believe he’s going to seriously harm or kill those people in that moment.

So, whether you’re defending yourself or another you have to believe they will very quickly be killed or incur serious bodily harm. Put another way, I don’t know how anyone could just stand by and watch innocent people get murdered. It’s our duty to help them.

From John K: I’ve flown weekly to a lot of the US over the past 6 months, only this last trip was my card knife found and of course I voluntarily surrendered it. I had forgotten totally that it was in my wallet. Tactical pen has yet to raise any concern. Thanks for all you do Jason.

Answer: It is scary how many people are able to fly with their credit card knives and that it takes months before they get found. It just proves the point of needing a way to protect yourself on an airplane, which is right where the Tactical Pen comes in.

From Deward S: I just came back from a class on security at our local college. The instructor had been with the sheriffs’ office.

He showed us the ceramic knives that you see advertised on the TV commercials. He stated since there is no metal they are not able to be picked up on scanners like at airports. These knives are fixed blades and very sharp. Your thoughts please.

Answer: Yes, he is correct, but some companies have been including metal shavings in their ceramic knives so people can’t get them through security checkpoints. You would need a metal detector to test it and see if your blade was really 100% ceramic. (Of course, don’t go anywhere illegal with it.)

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