What to Know About Pepper Spray

50OC spray causes severe inflammation around the eyes, which reduces or eliminates the vision of an assailant. The chemical derived from the pepper capsicum causes the reaction. When you temporarily blind an assailants, they can be restrained or you can use the time to escape from a dangerous situation. This form of self-defense is not considered deadly.

The laws and regulations regarding the use of pepper spray vary by the state, county, and country in which you reside. In most cases, citizens are allowed to carry the spray solely for self-defense purposes. Buildings that restrict visitors from carrying weapons also prohibit the carrying of pepper spray. Such buildings include courthouses and other government buildings using scanners to detect weapons.

OC spray may be purchased online or in a variety of stores. In most areas, you must be 18 or older to buy pepper spray. Some stores that carry these sprays include sporting goods shops and police equipment suppliers. In order to prevent penalties, it is important to know the relevant laws about purchasing in your area.

The strength of pepper-spray varies depending on the manufacturer and other variables. The claims made about the sprays strength are not closely regulated by the legal system. There are six different capsaicinoids strengths that can cause different levels of effectiveness. Still, these six concentrations can often be inconsistent.

Use all sprays with caution. Prior to using the spray for self-defense, it is important to read all instructions to reduce the risk of accidents or injuries. There are also practice sprays (contain an inert spray), so you can learn how to use the product safely.

Now that you know the mechanics of pepper spray why aren’t you carrying your spray? You cannot deny that every day you hear, see or read about someone living in your town who has been assaulted or robbed. Most likely you or a friend have personally experienced a crime yourself.

How many incidents does it take for you to realize that you need to look out for yourself? Most assaults occur when you are alone (unfortunately some attacks do happen when you are with a group) and you cannot count on someone coming to your rescue. Neither men nor women are exempt from the thugs running loose on our streets.

I live in a big city where assaults sadly are frequent occurrences. I become concerned any time a family member or friend must be out alone at night. You can count on it getting dark early during the winter months giving the bums an advantage over the good people coming home from school or work. Pepper spray is cheap and easy to purchase so why are you waiting to get yours? All you guys out there should be looking out for your wives, girlfriends, mom, daughters, etc. Break down and buy some Pepper Spray for all of them. They may look at you sideways at first but when the time comes, and it will, they will appreciate your gift.