Pepper spray is popular as a self-defense tool, because it is effective and non-lethal. However, be aware of situations where you can’t use pepper spray. For instance, you cannot use it when an attacker is subdued. You can use it only for self-defense, never for offense. And make sure you are aware of special restrictions your state law may have.
- For years, you’ve read on our Home Security blog about the most effective and bestselling self-defense products on the market.
- If you are fighting or using a weapon offensively, rather than in defense, you could be charged with battery, and in some states or cases even assault with a deadly weapon.
- Although pepper spray is legal to own in all 50 states, some states place various restrictions on the ownership and use of pepper spray.
“Like any self-defense tool, Pepper Spray is considered a weapon and should be treated as such.”