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From Dave S: What about black berry phones? Are they old enough that they don’t have GPS that tracks you?

Answer: Most Black Berry phones still had GPS capabilities, therefore they could potentially track your movements.

As we all know, Black Berry was once one of the best-selling smartphones.

They were widely popular phones known for their email capabilities and were thought of as business focused smartphones.

My point is, Black Berry phones were well ahead of their time and came with GPS long before it became a tracking concern.

From Jerry R: I have read that someone should never draw their gun on an already drawn gun, however have also heard that it is ok to do so.

Would you please comment on your opinion of drawing a weapon on a drawn weapon?

Answer: If a criminal draws a weapon on me, you better believe I am going to draw my gun.

I’m not going to sit there and let them murder me or a loved one or anyone else.

So, whether someone pulls a knife or a gun on me, I am coming out with my own gun fast to defend myself. Otherwise, you’re just a sitting duck.

From Tommy N: I’ve been into guns, shooting, and marksmanship since I was in 8th grade. I’ve also been in a wheelchair for 25 years since I was 16.

I’m trying to find out the best way to get a holster to mount under my wheelchair seat but have not had much success in figuring out how to do it.

Answer: What comes to my mind is using some type of vehicle mount.

If you do a Google search for Vehicle Gun Mounts you’ll see all sorts of contraptions that you can probably rig up underneath your wheel chair.

Some of these are as simple as using lots of Velcro.

Plus, f you’re going to carry a smaller gun you could also get one of those holsters that looks like a cell phone case and mount that under your wheelchair.

From Jeff H: Consider being in a situation that you have to defend yourself and your family if an intruder is in your home.

Your mind is on where the intruder may be and dialing your gun vault combination will take time.

Speed is essential and dialing a combination doesn’t work. Your weapon has to be readily available, not locked up.

Answer: I have young kids so my guns are always locked up. They are all in rapid access safes. I can get my guns out in three seconds or less.

I have had my home alarm go off (it was a false alarm) and I had no problem getting my gun and getting out of my bedroom in seconds.

So, I would definitely use a rapid-access safe that you can open in seconds.

From (name withheld): I received a DWI while driving a golf cart two blocks from a bar home on neighborhood streets, not the main highway.

I was charged with the DWI, driving a motorized vehicle without a license, and endangerment! In Arizona, that’s a class 4 FELONY.

I was able to get it reduced to a Class 6, but it’s still a felony. Could I even try to own a gun, let alone a CCL or a FFL?

Answer: Most people don’t realize it, but there are ways that a person convicted of a felony can still buy a gun. It depends on the type of crime.

What I mean is, if you were convicted of a violent crime such as robbery, then you will never be allowed to own a firearm.

However, if you are convicted of a non-violent felony, such as DWI, there may be a chance to have your right to bear arms reinstated by a court.

I recommend contacting a lawyer and asking them what the chances are of the court deciding in your favor.

From Kyle J: I just finished reading your book and I was just wondering if you could clarify something for me.

Even if you are expecting a delivery you don’t answer the door? Only answer if you expecting a specific person?

Also, what is the best way to handle not ignoring the door if it rings and its unexpected.

Answer: Yes, if am expecting someone or it’s someone I know, such as my next-door neighbor, I do answer the door.

Now, I don’t receive any mail or packages at my home, only at a P.O box in town, so a delivery person should never be at my home.

However, if it’s a complete stranger, I don’t simply ignore the door because they may think the house is vacant and try and break in.

Instead, talk to them through the door and let them know you’re not interested in what they’re selling or they can just leave the package on the step.

Obviously, this is socially awkward, but it works. There is no need to open a door when you can talk to someone through it.

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