Maybe if you knew some of the people who use pepper sprays all over the world it would convince you how effective it is and change your mind about whether you should carry one. First of all, let me say that it is the most popular self-defense item there is. It has been around for thousands of years ever since Chinese warriors threw bags of hot spices at their enemies.
Today it uses a 10% concentration or more of oleoresin capsicum (OC) a derivative of one of the hottest peppers in the world. A short spray in the face of OC will disable an assailant for 30 minutes or more. The FBI in the 1980’s authorized the use of OC spray by their agents so it is a relatively new self-defense product. It is widely used for female self-defense.
The latest users for female self-defense are the Uganda defense ministry for buying pepper sprays for use by young women in their country to fight off rapists. According to a recent study defilement and rape were among the top crimes in Uganda. Unfortunately many are not reported.
The state minister for Youth and Children said that with a pepper spray women can easy easily repel an attacker. Rape is much more than just an assault crime in many countries. It’s used as a political weapon and a powerful one.
In the United States defensive sprays are legal in every state but a few states have restrictions on the concentration of OC. It is illegal even for police officers to carry it in some countries.
Every law enforcement officer in this country carries one. Army and National Guard troops throughout the country carry pepper spray and military police officers carry pepper spray for crowd control and criminal apprehension.
Postal workers are issued defensive sprays by the USPS as the primary defense against dog attacks and dog bites
Outdoors-men like campers, hikers, hunters and fishermen should never go into the back country without bear pepper spray which is the most effective defense against a bear attack.
Professional women like teachers, nurses and real estate agents are targets of violence by a 9 to 1 margin over men. In this day and age women are much more mobile and get around more. This sense of freedom does not go unnoticed by perverts and assailants who continue to target them. Some hospitals are encouraging their employees to carry Women Pepper Sprays for female self-defense.
Homeowners and apartment dollars should have a pepper spray somewhere in their house to protect them in a home invasion.
Actually, there aren’t too many people when you get right down to it, who wouldn’t improve their chances for survival in an assault for female self-defense by having a pepper spray. Why aren’t you carrying one?
The Home Security Superstore is one of the oldest and largest independent distributors of high quality home security, surveillance, spy, self-defense, survival and safety products. We carry a wide range of self-defense products including tasers, stun guns, a large selection of pepper sprays and other non-lethal weapons that can save your life in the event of an attack.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it legal to carry pepper spray?
Yes, pepper spray is legal to own and carry in all states with some restrictions. Massachusetts and New York only allow pepper spray to be bought in state and Arkansas, California, Florida, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina and Texas all have size restrictions.
What is the difference between mace and pepper spray?
The difference between mace and pepper spray actually a lot smaller than you would think, mace is actually a brand of pepper spray with its own unique formula designed with the potency of traditional tear gas in mind combined with the common ingredients of a pepper spray.