United States Pepper Spray Laws

Pepper Spray Laws vary depending on the state and city in which you plan to use it. Generally speaking pepper spray is widly accepted as a legal for of self defense. Very few states and large cities have developed laws restricting the use of self defense sprays. One should do some research before purchasing pepper spray to find out if they are legal to own or carry in your location.

Self defense spray Laws can change and we do not guarantee that the below list is complete and up to date. We do our best to keep this page current.

States Where Pepper Sprays are Restricted

New York Laws - New York residents may only purchase defense sprays from licensed Firearms Dealers or licensed Pharmacists in that state. Canine and Bear Pepper Spray is legal in this state.

Massachusetts Pepper Spray Laws - Massachusetts residents may only purchase defense sprays from licensed Firearms Dealers in that state.

States Where Pepper Sprays Have Some Restrictions

Michigan Laws - OC Pepper spray can be no stronger then a 2% concentrate (Different companies can sell different concentrations.) CS is the only Tear Gas accepted and can be no larger then 35 grams per can. No combination spray allowed. Canine and Bear Pepper Spray is legal in this state.

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Wisconsin Pepper Spray Laws - Pepper only. No Tear gas. OC can be no stronger then a 10% solution. Can must have a total weight of not less than 15 grams (approximately a half ounce) nor more than 60 grams (which is approximately two ounces). Can must look like an aersol can and not disguised as another product (no lipstick, pen, pager, hotwalker or stunning ring pepper spray to WI). Must have safety feature. Canine and Bear Pepper Spray is legal in this state.

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 your local city or state attorney's office. Defense sprays should only be purchased by those 18 years of age or older. The above list may not be totally accurate or complete and My Self Defense accepts no responsibility for its accuracy or completeness.

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