Is pepper spray/mace illegal anywhere?


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1KPerDay
February 3, 2011, 05:06 PM
Is there a list of cities/states that don't allow it to be carried/used anywhere?

Thanks

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mstrat
February 3, 2011, 05:31 PM
redacted. (i was confused and thinking of tasers)

zoom6zoom
February 3, 2011, 05:35 PM
I don't have a list, but I know there are areas where this is the case. Or it may be heavily controlled. In Massachusetts for example, you need a permit.
Google will find you a few references: http://www.pepper-spray-store.com/relatedinfo/states.shtml

1KPerDay
February 3, 2011, 06:09 PM
thanks

Unistat
February 3, 2011, 06:29 PM
In Michigan you used to only be ale to carry a 2% solution of pepper spray. That recently changed to the more normal 10% solution. However, sprays are still limited in the amount that can be discharged in one squirt, 35 grams, if I remember correctly.

One cannot take pepper spray into Canada.

FourteenMiles
February 3, 2011, 07:10 PM
In MA you need a permit/license to carry pepper spray, mace, tazers, stun guns, etc.

Alec
February 3, 2011, 07:15 PM
In NJ you can't carry more than one container of it, and it must hold no more than 3/4 ounces.

Boberama
February 3, 2011, 07:23 PM
In Canada it's illegal. But bearspray isn't.:confused:

So criminals use bearspray on convenience store cashiers in stead of pepper spray.

Why is it banned?

swinokur
February 3, 2011, 07:29 PM
http://www.misdefenseproducts.com/Pepper-Spray-Laws-Restrictions-sp-6.html

bottom of page

highlander 5
February 3, 2011, 07:33 PM
Tasers,stun guns are illegal for anyone but LEOs in MA and they have to have heavy duty training to use them.

xcgates
February 3, 2011, 09:50 PM
Not entirely out of humor, if you carry it, it might not be a bad idea to dose yourself with some. Especially with a camera nearby, as you can have some amusing reactions.:)

Unistat
February 3, 2011, 10:17 PM
Not entirely out of humor, if you carry it, it might not be a bad idea to dose yourself with some. Especially with a camera nearby, as you can have some amusing reactions.:)
Meh, just do the Cinnamon Challenge.

CGRifleman
February 4, 2011, 01:32 AM
Not entirely out of humor, if you carry it, it might not be a bad idea to dose yourself with some. Especially with a camera nearby, as you can have some amusing reactions.

Word. As a Coast Guard boarding team member I had to get doused before they would let me carry it. When you know how it feels it will really help you use sound judgment if you ever have to use it. Got video, too.

xcgates
February 4, 2011, 11:20 AM
^And I always hear (and it makes sense) that it is very possible to end up getting a whiff of stuff if you have to deploy it.

(I got dosed with some when I went active duty AF., and have some pictures and video of us choking, coughing, and staggering around in the open field after leaving the small dosing building.)

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