This brings to mind my "pen collection" and my new addition to it.
I carry with me a Smith & Wesson Tactical pen.
It's my last line of defense if some character comes after me. I recommend you get one for yourself and anyone you care about. I can pretty much carry it anywhere without detection from busybodies. During a recent Golden Gate Warriors game I threw the pen into a basket before I went through the metal detectors at the entrance to the arena and the security girl on the other side of the detector handed me the pen from the basket and said, "Oh, what a nice pen."
I recently had to file some corporate papers in a California state building. Pen went into the basket. No one said anything.
The Police State USA column is about small hidden cameras and audio recording devices. The one that caught my eye was the Spy Pen Hidden Camera Camcorder. I just ordered this pen for my collection.
And, of course, I don't go anywhere without this:
My collection is complete.
Amazon has the Smith & Wesson tactical pen for just $24.09 here.
Amazon has the HG4 Spy Pen Hidden Camera Camcorder for $20.35 here.