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Pepper spray, OC spray, Bear spray and the like.

Discussion in 'Knives, Tactical Gear, and Survival' started by busykngt, Aug 20, 2017.

  1. busykngt

    busykngt Well-Known

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    Non-lethal defensive sprays; a few specific questions.

    I guess, first of all, WHY are these things not legal in Texas? (I mean, after all, they ARE "non-lethal" ?)

    Is there any move afoot to get the Texas legislature to approve these type of items for defensive use?

    Spray laws are even more convoluted than knife laws between states. Some states allow them and some don't - that's a real reciprocity nightmare.

    Note: Mods, if this discussion belongs in a different location please move it or let me know (thanks).
     


  2. Hoji

    Hoji Bowling-Pin Commando

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    They are legal in Texas
     
  3. Bozz10mm

    Bozz10mm TGT Addict TGT Supporter

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    No restrictions at all?
     
  4. seeker_two

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    Only restriction I know of is on the big fire extinguisher-size sprayer....LEO only, IIRC. Other than that, it's all good.

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  5. Hoji

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    As long as it is a small, commercially available container for self defense.

    (14) "Chemical dispensing device" means a device, other than a small chemical dispenser sold commercially for personal protection, that is designed, made, or adapted for the purpose of dispensing a substance capable of causing an adverse psychological or physiological effect on a human being
     
  6. busykngt

    busykngt Well-Known

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    Half ounce of 10% pepper spray (on a key chain) = most likely, legally, "ok".

    Six ounces of 15% OC (2% MC) in a "canister" style with spray nozzle = most likely, not legally, "ok".

    Against a determined, hopped-up meth head, the first is just likely to piss him off! While the second, would likely stop the attack. (IMHO - YMMV)
     
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  7. baboon

    baboon Well-Known

    Wasp spray is legal & cheaper, plus easier to get on target.
     
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  8. Mikewood

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    Yes but using wasp spray, starting fluid, oven cleaner or spray paint as a self defense tool is a violation of federal law.

    Key chain sized sprays up to 6oz sprays are fine. It's when you get into crowd control sized sprays that are the size of small fire extinguishers and bear spray canisters you risk Running afoul of the law.
     
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  9. busykngt

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    Is 6oz the legal definition of "small"?
     
  10. ZX9RCAM

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    Just as long as 6" isn't.....
     


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