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Pepper Spray & Stun Gun Restrictions

 

State Statutes Regarding Use of Self-Defense Sprays

 


Alabama        No restrictions
Alaska        No restrictions
Arizona        No restrictions
Arkansas    Size restriction (Shall not exceed 50 cubic   centimeters)
California        Size restriction (Maximum weight is 2.5 ounces)
                                  Age restriction (Must be 16 years old to possess)
Labeling restriction (Warning language must appear  on the label and an expiration date must appear on the canister)
Colorado        No restrictions
Connecticut        No restrictions
Delaware        No restrictions
District of Columbia    Age restriction (Must be 18)
Labeling restriction (Expiration date must be on each unit
                                  Licensing restrictions
Florida    Size restriction (Designed to fit in a woman’s handbag or a man’s pocket
                          and containing not more than ½ oz of chemical)
Georgia        No restrictions
Hawaii        Honolulu, OC ONLY is legal.
                              Age restriction (Must be 18)  
                              Cannot be sold where liquor is sold
                              Size restriction (1/2 oz)
Licensing requirement (Current legislation pending to rethink the legality of these products.)
Idaho        No restrictions
Illinois        Age restriction (Must be 18)
Indiana        No restrictions
Iowa        No restrictions
Kansas        No restrictions
Kentucky        No restrictions
Louisiana        No restrictions
Maine        No restrictions
Maryland        No restrictions
Massachusetts        Massachusetts residents may only purchase defense
        sprays from licensed Firearms Dealers in that state.
Michigan        OC Pepper Spray can be no stronger than a 2%
        Concentrate (different companies can sell different
         concentrations)  CS is the only Tear Gas accepted and
        can be no larger than 35 grams per can.  No
         combination spray allowed
Minnesota        Age restriction (Must be 16)
        Labeling restriction (Written instruction on use shall
        accompany product)
        No possession by a felon
         Cannot be sold where liquor is sold
Mississippi        No restrictions
Missouri        No restrictions
Montana        No restrictions
Nebraska        No restrictions
Nevada        Age restriction (No minor)
        Size restriction (No more than 2 fluid oz.)
        No felons
        Only “CS tear gas” allowed
        Seller must record purchaser’s name
New Hampshire    No restrictions
New Mexico        No restrictions
New Jersey        Age restriction (Must be 18)
        Size restriction (No more than ¾ oz. of chemical
        substance)
        No possession by a felon
New York        New York residents may only purchase defense sprays
                from licensed Firearms Dealers or licensed
                Pharmacists in that state
North Carolina        Size restriction (Not to exceed 50 cubic centimeters)
        No possession by a felon
North Dakota        No restrictions
Ohio        No restrictions
Oklahoma        No restrictions
Oregon        No restrictions
Pennsylvania        No restrictions
Rhode Island        No restrictions
South Carolina    Size restriction (not to exceed 50 cubic centimeters)
South Dakota        No restrictions
Tennessee        No restrictions
Texas        Size restriction (ONLY small chemical dispenser sold
        commercially for personal protection)
Utah        No restrictions
Vermont        No restrictions
Virginia        No restrictions
Washington        No restrictions
West Virginia        No restrictions
Wisconsin        Size restriction (Can must be between 15-60 grams Only)
                Pepper only
        No Tear Gas, UV Dye, or combination sprays
        OC can be no stronger than a 10% solution
                Must have safety feature
Wyoming        No restrictions

 

Alabama                    No restrictions

Alaska                        No restrictions

Arizona                       No restrictions

Arkansas                               Size restriction (Shall not exceed 50 cubic   centimeters)

California                   Size restriction (Maximum weight is 2.5 ounces)

                                    Age restriction (Must be 16 years old to possess)

Labeling restriction (Warning language must appear  on the label and an expiration date must appear on the canister)

Colorado                    No restrictions

Connecticut               No restrictions

Delaware                   No restrictions

District of Columbia Age restriction (Must be 18)

Labeling restriction (Expiration date must be on each unit

                                    Licensing restrictions

Florida                                    Size restriction (Designed to fit in a woman’s handbag or a man’s pocket

                                            and containing not more than ½ oz of chemical)

Georgia                      No restrictions

Hawaii                        Honolulu, OC ONLY is legal.

                                    Age restriction (Must be 18) 

                                    Cannot be sold where liquor is sold

                                    Size restriction (1/2 oz)

Licensing requirement (Current legislation pending to rethink the legality of these products.)

Idaho              No restrictions

Illinois                        Age restriction (Must be 18)

Indiana                       No restrictions

Iowa                No restrictions

Kansas                       No restrictions

Kentucky                   No restrictions

Louisiana                   No restrictions

Maine             No restrictions

Maryland                   No restrictions

Massachusetts                     Massachusetts residents may only purchase defense

                        sprays from licensed Firearms Dealers in that state.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Michigan                    OC Pepper Spray can be no stronger than a 2%

                        Concentrate (different companies can sell different

                        concentrations)  CS is the only Tear Gas accepted and

                        can be no larger than 35 grams per can.  No

                        combination spray allowed

Minnesota                 Age restriction (Must be 16)

                        Labeling restriction (Written instruction on use shall

                        accompany product)

                        No possession by a felon

                        Cannot be sold where liquor is sold

Mississippi                No restrictions

Missouri                     No restrictions

Montana                    No restrictions

Nebraska                   No restrictions

Nevada                       Age restriction (No minor)

                        Size restriction (No more than 2 fluid oz.)

                        No felons

                        Only “CS tear gas” allowed

                        Seller must record purchaser’s name

New Hampshire        No restrictions

New Mexico               No restrictions

New Jersey                Age restriction (Must be 18)

                        Size restriction (No more than ¾ oz. of chemical

                        substance)

                        No possession by a felon

New York                   New York residents may only purchase defense sprays                                            from licensed Firearms Dealers or licensed

                        Pharmacists in that state

North Carolina                      Size restriction (Not to exceed 50 cubic centimeters)

                        No possession by a felon

North Dakota                        No restrictions

Ohio                No restrictions

Oklahoma                  No restrictions

Oregon                       No restrictions

Pennsylvania                        No restrictions

Rhode Island             No restrictions

South Carolina          Size restriction (not to exceed 50 cubic centimeters)

South Dakota                        No restrictions

Tennessee                 No restrictions

Texas              Size restriction (ONLY small chemical dispenser sold

                        commercially for personal protection)

Utah                No restrictions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vermont                     No restrictions

Virginia                      No restrictions

Washington               No restrictions

West Virginia                        No restrictions

Wisconsin                  Size restriction (Can must be between 15-60 grams

                        Only)

Pepper only

                        No Tear Gas, UV Dye, or combination sprays

                        OC can be no stronger than a 10% solution  

                                 Must have safety feature

Wyoming                    No restrictions

           

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

States where Stunning Devices are Restricted

 

 

Hawaii

Massachusetts

Michigan

New Jersey

New York

Rhode Island

Wisconsin

 

 

Cities where Stunning Devices are Restricted

 

 

Annapolis, MD

Baltimore, MD

Baltimore County, MD

Chicago, IL

Dension/Crawford County, IA (*According to Sheriff Tom Hogan*)

District of Columbia

Philadelphia

 

 

Countries that Stunning Devices can be shipped from the U.S. and delivered to:

 

 

France

Germany

Greece

Iceland

Luxembourg

Netherlands

Portugal

Spain

Turkey

United States

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