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Pepper Spray Laws

Pepper Spray Product Laws and Restrictions 

Below are pepper spray laws and restrictions that we are aware of. In most states, there are no restrictions.You should check locally if you believe pepper sprays may be restricted in your area.

States Where Pepper Sprays are Restricted:
(We cannot ship to these states. If an order is placed your order will be cancelled) 

New York: New York residents may only purchase defense sprays from licensed Firearms Dealers or licensed Pharmacists in that state. Maximum allowable strength 7%. 

Massachusetts: Massachusetts residents may only purchase defense sprays from licensed Firearms Dealers in that state. Any person wishing to sell or carry a tear gas product over 1 oz must obtain a license and a full weapons permit from a chief of police or commissioner of public safety.

States Where Pepper Sprays Have Some Restrictions: 

Michigan: Pepper spray must not be more than 10% and can be used for self defense. "The reasonable use of a self-defense spray or foam device containing not more than 10% oleoresin capsicum by a person in the protection of a person or property under circumstances that would justify the person's use of physical force." 

Wisconsin: Tear gas is not permissible. By regulation, OC products with a maximum OC concentration of 10% and weight range of oleoresin of capsicum and inert ingredients of 15-60 grams are authorized. This is 1/2 oz. and 2 oz. spray. Further, the product cannot be camouflaged, and must have a safety feature designed to prevent accidental discharge. The units may not have an effective range of over 20 feet and must have an effective range of six feet. In addition there are certain labeling and packaging requirements. Labels must state: " Cannot sell to anyone under 18" and the phone number of the manufacturer has to be on the label. The units must also be sold in sealed tamper-proof packages. 

NOTE: Pepper Spray is legal in all 50 states, however a number of cities and states have restrictions on sizes, strengths, etc.. If you have a question, it is wise to check with you local city or state attorneys office. Defense sprays should only be purchased by those 18 years of age or older. The above list may not be complete. Patriot Safety Solutions accepts no responsibility for its accuracy or completeness.