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Where are you supposed to aim pepper spray?
In order to maximize the effects of pepper spray you want to aim at the attackers eyes which will temporarily shut their eyes and allow you to escape. If you are using a gel or stream spray pattern make sure to aim from ear to ear and if you miss go back in reverse and spray again.
What are the rules on pepper spray?
California. It is legal to buy, carry, use, and ship pepper spray to California, but the container cannot exceed 2.5 ounces. It is prohibited for any persons addicted to any narcotic drug or persons under 18 to buy, possess, or use tear gas or tear gas products.
Can you point pepper spray at someone?
Using pepper spray irresponsibly can incur criminal or civil liability. Spraying an innocent victim in the face can be a crime. The justification for using chemical sprays must either be self-defense from personal injury or an arrest situation, and the force must be reasonable under the circumstances.
Can pepper spray make you blind?
How Dangerous is Pepper Spray? In most cases, the immediate effects of being sprayed in the face with pepper spray include a burning sensation in the eyes, nose, mouth, and throat but can also cause difficulty breathing and temporary blindness when the eyes swell shut.
How painful is pepper spray?
How much does it hurt? In one study of people voluntarily getting sprayed with pepper spray as part of police or military training found that people rated their eye discomfort between a 9.6 and 9.7 out of 10, but that decreased to between 8.7 and 7.2 in 10 minutes. Pain and irritation lasted 15 minutes or more.
What states do not allow pepper spray?
As of this writing, there are two states that ban shipping any human-formula pepper spray within their borders: Massachusetts and New York. In Massachusetts, pepper spray for human attackers can only be purchased locally from a licensed firearms dealer, and buyers must have a firearms identification card.
Is a pepper spray gun considered a firearm?
Basically, you use a pepper spray gun as you would a firearm. When you are in imminent danger, pull the gun from its place of concealment, aim at the face or chest of the attacker, and pull the trigger. A stream or blast of pepper spray will leave the gun and strike the assailant.
Can I go to jail for pepper spraying someone?
California Pepper Spray Laws In California, it is a criminal offense to use pepper spray against another person out of anger or in a way that is not considered self-defense. Doing so can result in a fine and/or up-to 3 years in state prison.