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Pepper Spray Laws by State

These are ones we are aware of. However, we do not guarantee that they are up to date. Ultimately, it's your responsibility to ascertain the legality 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.
*You may however, buy animal repellents such as Mace Muzzle Dog Repeller, Mace Bear Spray, and Guard Alaska Bear Spray, which work just as well as standard pepper spray.

Massachusetts: Massachusetts residents may only purchase defense sprays from licensed Firearms Dealers in that state.

 

States Where Pepper Sprays Have Some Restrictions

Michigan: 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.

View Michigan approved pepper sprays.

*You may also buy animal repellents such as Mace Muzzle Dog Repeller, Mace Bear Spray, and Guard Alaska Bear Spray, which work just as well as standard pepper spray.

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. sprays. 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: 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.

*You may however buy animal repellents such as Mace Muzzle Dog Repeller, Mace Bear Spray, and Guard Alaska Bear Spray, which work just as well as standard pepper spray.

California: Requires that the maximum canister size be 2.5 ounces (70 grams) in weight.

NOTE: Pepper Spray is legal in all 50 states, however a number of cities and states have restrictions on sizes, strengths, and the way your purchase them, 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 totally accurate or complete and Supreme Defense accepts no responsibility for its accuracy or completeness.