Pepper Spray State Laws

While pepper sprays and pepper gels are legal in all 50 states to carry and use for personal protection, some states and local areas have specific regulations pertaining to the size, formulation, and possession of pepper sprays and gels.

 

Below are the states with specific pepper spray regulations.

Alaska Pepper Spray Laws

Age Restriction: Pepper sprays and gels cannot be sold to minors. To carry on school property, one must have permission and be 21 years of age or older.

Arkansas Pepper Spray Laws

Size Restriction: Pepper spray and gel canisters cannot exceed 150 cubic centimeters or 5.07 fluid oz.

Pepper Spray Laws For California

Age Restriction: Pepper sprays and gels cannot be sold to minors.
Size Restriction: Pepper spray and gel canisters cannot exceed 2.5 oz.

Delaware Pepper Spray Laws

Age Restriction: Pepper sprays and gels cannot be sold to minors.

Pepper Spray Laws In Florida

Size Restriction: Pepper sprays and gels cannot contain more than 2 oz. of chemical.

Hawaii Pepper Spray Laws

Sales Restriction: License is required to sell pepper spray or gel in Honolulu (Honolulu ordinance § Sec. 41-37.2).

Illinois Pepper Spray Laws

Age Restriction: Pepper sprays and gels cannot be sold to minors.

Maryland Pepper Spray Laws

Age Restriction: Pepper sprays and gels cannot be sold to minors.

Massachusetts Pepper Spray Laws

Age Restriction: Ages 15-18 must obtain a firearms ID card in order to purchase pepper spray or gel.
Additional Restrictions: Pepper spray or gel must be purchased at a licensed firearms dealer. A license is required to sell or posses pepper spray or gel.

Michigan Pepper Spray Laws

Size Restriction: Pepper sprays and gels cannot contain more than 35g of orthochlorobenzalmalononitrile (CS) and inert ingredient. They, also, cannot contain more than 18% of oleoresin capsicum.

Minnesota Pepper Spray Laws

Sales Restriction: Seller must comply with local licensing requirements, if applicable in their area.

Nevada Pepper Spray Laws

Age Restriction: Pepper sprays and gels cannot be sold to minors.
Size Restriction: Pepper sprays and gels containing CS tear gas cannot exceed more than 2 oz.

New Jersey Pepper Spray Laws

Age Restriction: Pepper sprays and gels cannot be sold to minors.
Size Restriction: Pepper sprays and gels cannot exceed more than .75 oz. of chemical substance.

New York Pepper Spray Laws and Regulations

Size Restriction: Pepper sprays and gels cannot exceed more than .75 oz.
Sales Restriction: Pepper sprays and gels must be purchased in person at a pharmacy or firearm retailer. There is a maximum of two sprays per purchase.
Other Restrictions: It is illegal to ship pepper sprays and gels to New York.

North Carolina Pepper Spray Laws

Size Restriction: Container cannot exceed 150 cubic centimeters or 5.07 oz of fluid.

Rhode Island Pepper Spray Laws

Age Restriction: Pepper sprays and gels cannot be sold to minors.

South Carolina Pepper Spray Laws

Size Restriction: Pepper spray and gel containers cannot exceed more than 1.69 oz.

Wisconsin Pepper Spray Laws and Regulations

Age Restriction: Pepper sprays and gels cannot be sold to minors.
Size Restriction: Pepper sprays and gels cannot exceed the weight of OC range of 15-50g for .5 oz. and 2 oz. spray or gel.
Other Restrictions: Wisconsin requires pepper spray and gels spraying range to be within 6 ft - 20 ft. All products must have a safety feature to prevent accidental discharge. In addition, the product cannot be camouflaged.

Where to Find Us

SABRE products are sold in many retailers, ranging from big-box and convenience stores to neighborhood drug stores and mom-and-pop shops. We appreciate all of our retail partners who support us in our mission to help keep people safe.

To buy pepper spray or gel in New York, Hawaii, Washington D.C., and Massachusetts, see the SABRE retailers we work with below:
New York
Hawaii
Washington D.C.
Massachussetts

In addition to regional and national mass merchant chains, SABRE products are sold at independent retailers worldwide.  Learn more.

Disclaimers

The possession and or sale of SABRE defense sprays, SABRE Red defense sprays, FRONTIERSMAN and SABRE Wild Bear Attack Deterrents, Protector Dog Attack Deterrents, and SABRE stun guns is legal in most states and cities across the United States. However, a few states and cities have chosen to enact laws restricting in some way the possession and/or sale of these products. To the best of our knowledge, listed below is the most current information on cities and states with legal restrictions. Check your local laws to determine the legality of carrying SABRE, SABRE Red, FRONTIERSMAN, SABRE Wild, and Protector products in your area.

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