Pepper Spray Carrying

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  1. IFarted

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    Guys & Ladies,

    Quick question I'll be living in Padre Island for 3 months due to Corporate living I use to live there before couple of years ago and visited Corpus Christi I noticed crime was a kind of an issue during late at night if some areas from what I've heard on my police scanner. I'm not an resident of Texas will I be okay and no problems carrying my Fox Labs 5.3 4oz pepper spray in my consealed belt holster? As long as I don't like take it out my holster and threat some one with it because I don't plan on it.

    What are the laws regarding pepper spray? I keep hearing different sides it's legal to carry it as long its in your conseal type holster and others say it's illegal due it's an deadly weapon? I know it's an deadly weapon but I'm not gonna shoot anyone with it as long they don't try to rob me or any one else I may know. Anyone can clear this up this up for me


    Thanks Jamie (IFarted)
     


  2. txinvestigator

    txinvestigator TGT Addict

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    Bad info is afoot. ;)

    Texas allows the carry of pepper spray as long as it is a "small, commercially available device available for personal protection". You are not required to conceal it.

    It is not a "deadly weapon" either.

    What kind of scanner do you use?
     
  3. nalioth

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    1) You don't have to be a resident to enjoy our laws. Want to carry a handgun in your vehicle? Have at it while you're here.

    2) Pepper spray is unregulated. This is TEXAS, not NEW YORK. If you use it, you'd better have a good reason, though.

    Deadly weapon? What kind of pepper spray are you thinking of?
     
  4. txinvestigator

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    Great point!

    Just be sure that keep it concealed, and follow our other laws.

    Not exactly. Any type other than described is a Chemical Dispensing Device, a prohibited weapon and illegal to possess.
     
  5. nalioth

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    I have yet to see "any type than described" for sale anywhere.

    I suspect the law is worded for folks putting nasty stuff and such in a Wal-Mart spray bottle.

    I sort of assume that when "pepper spray" is mentioned, the commercially available product is what is being meant, not some home made concoction.

    ETA: "pepper spray" isn't a chemical to be dispensed, unlike CS (aka Mace).
     
  6. IFarted

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    The pepper spray I'm gonna start carrying is going to be in a 4oz bottle it's not big at all here's the picture of it first one on the left side http://foxlabs.com/productimages/personaldutybelt.jpg



    As far as the scanner I used is the Uniden BC-296D before I sold it I'm looking for a new one but not in a hurry to get one though, if I get one I'll get either the Uniden BC-396T or the 996T mobile/base scanner


    Reason why I would like to know this information I like to eat out late at night or just drive around town when I get to know where places are so I can find them with out getting lost or turning around and going back to my destination.

    Okay, now talking about hand guns what are the law's for those? I know with out having a conseal weapons permit I can not carry a handgun underneath my shirt.
     
  7. txinvestigator

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    The definitionn of a chemical dispensing device reads that it is a device "designed, made, or adapted for the purpose of dispensing a substance capable of causing an adverse psychological or physiological effect on a human being."

    OC is certainly a substance.

    OC gernades, the fire extinguisher size crowd control OC cannisters etc, are all chemical dispensing devices.
     
  8. txinvestigator

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    you should be fine.



    Texas law allows most folks to carry a handgun in their vehicle as long as they have it concealed, they are not committing another crime (excluding minor traffic violations) at the same time and are not a member of a criminal street gang.

    Carry on your person when not going to or from your residence to the car is a class A misdemeanor without a license. If alcohol is sold or served then it is a felony.

    Keep it in the car, and don't display it in a manner calculated to alarm and you will be OK.
     
  9. nalioth

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    Get the handcuffs . . .

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  10. txinvestigator

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    :rofl:
     

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