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NON-LETHAL PERSONAL SELF-DEFENSE PRODUCT STATE AND CITY RESTRICTIONS

 

The iZAPmen team has collected the following information on state and city restrictions regarding non-lethal personal self-defense products such as mace, pepper spray, stun guns and tasers. Though the iZAPmen team has done a great deal of research on the subject, we can’t guarantee that these are the most up-to-date restrictions. At the end of the day, it’s your responsibility to make sure that you adhere to your local city and state personal self-defense product restrictions! If the iZAPmen team finds that you are trying to ship a personal self-defense product to a city or state that does not allow them, unfortunately, we won’t be able to fulfill that order. However, if you’re able to provide an alternate shipping address to an area where they are allowed we’d be more than happy to send over your new non-lethal self-defense products! So, continue reading and let us girls give you the 4-1-1 on personal defense product restrictions (if there are any) in your area. Remember, while personal self-defense products may be restricted in your area, that doesn’t mean you can’t send one of the following products to a friend or relative as a gift!

 

 

STATES WHERE STUN GUNS AND TASERS ARE RESTRICTED:

 

Tammy Taser on Stun Gun and Taser Restrictions in Hawaii:

 

 

Tammy Taser here! Suzy Stun Gun and I have put our heads together to tell you a bit about the state restrictions in Hawaii on personal self-defense products. In the state of Hawaii, you cannot own or sell any stunning self-defense products, including stun guns, tasers, stun batons or even cell phone stun guns. However, you may want to consider checking with Mandi Mace or Pepper Spray Patty to see if you can carry either mace or pepper spray in your handbag the next time you meet the girls for drinks after work! And remember, if you’re able to provide an alternate shipping address to an area where they are allowed we’d be more than happy to send over your new non-lethal self-defense product of choice!

 

 

Illegal Hawaii State Law. Rev. Stats. Title 10, Chapter 134. “Firearms, Ammunition and Dangerous Weapons. Part 1. General Regulations. Chapter 134-1 Definitions. "Electric gun" means any portable device that is electrically operated to project a missile or electromotive force. Chapter 134-16 Restriction on possession, sale, gift or delivery of electric guns. (a) It shall be unlawful for any person, including a licensed manufacturer, licensed importer or licensed dealer, to possess, offer for sale, hold for sale, sell, give, lend or deliver any electric gun such as a stun gun, TASER, stun baton or any other stun device. (b) Any electric gun in violation of subsection (a) shall be confiscated and disposed of by the chief of police.” 

 

Suzy Stun Gun on Stun Gun and Taser Restrictions in Illinois:

 This is Suzy Stun Gun and I want to keep you up on the latest restrictions in Illinois in regards to stun batons, cell phone stun guns, tasers and stun guns. If you live in Illinois, it’s important to note that you can only purchase a stunning self-defense product if you possess an FOID card (Firearm Owner’s Identification card). How and where you get one? Go to your local police station and fill out the Illinois FOID card application. You will be asked to supply identification and pay an application fee, so make sure you have your license or state ID card on you alone with cash or a check! I strongly suggest that you do this as soon as possible if you’re anxious to carry a stun gun or taser when you venture out as it can take up to or more than 30 days to process your application. 

 

In order to purchase a stun gun, stun gun baton, cell phone stun gun or taser in Illinois, the individual must possess a valid FOID card, which must be checked by the seller and kept on record for 10 years. The seller must perform a background check on any individual attempting to purchase a stunning self-defense device. Also, purchasers must wait 24 hours from the time they go to purchase their stun gun or taser before they can actually pick it up and bring it home.

 

 

 

  Suzy Stun Gun on Stun Gun and Taser Restrictions in Massachusetts:

  

 

This is Suzy Stun Gun, and I’m going to explain the ins and outs of stun gun and taser restrictions in Massachusetts. Unfortunately, it is illegal to buy or sell stun guns, stun batons, tasers and cell phone stun guns! But if you’re the type of girl who wants to make sure she can protect herself when the time comes, talk to Pepper Spray Patty. She’ll be able to tell you all about the restrictions in Massachusetts when it comes to buying and carrying pepper spray. And remember, if you’re able to provide an alternate shipping address to an area where they are allowed we’d be more than happy to send over your new non-lethal self-defense product of choice!

Massachusetts State Law. Chapter 140: Section 131J. “No person shall possess a portable device or weapon from which an electrical current, impulse, wave or beam may be directed, which current, impulse, wave or beam is designed to incapacitate temporarily, injure or kill, except: (1) a federal, state or municipal law enforcement officer, or member of a special reaction team in a state prison or designated special operations or tactical team in a county correctional facility, acting in the discharge of his official duties who has completed a training course approved by the secretary of public safety in the use of such a devise or weapon designed to incapacitate temporarily; or (2) a supplier of such devices or weapons designed to incapacitate temporarily, if possession of the device or weapon is necessary to the supply or sale of the device or weapon within the scope of such sale or supply enterprise. No person shall sell or offer for sale such device or weapon, except to federal, state or municipal law enforcement agencies. A device or weapon sold under this section shall include a mechanism for tracking the number of times the device or weapon has been fired. The secretary of public safety shall adopt regulations governing who may sell or offer to sell such devices or weapons in the commonwealth and governing law enforcement training on the appropriate use of portable electrical weapons.

Whoever violates this section shall be punished by a fine of not less than $500 nor more than $1,000 or by imprisonment in the house of correction for not less than 6 months nor more than 21/2 years, or by both such fine and imprisonment. A law enforcement officer may arrest without a warrant any person whom he has probable cause to believe has violated this section.”

 

 Tammy Taser on Stun Guns and Tasers in Michigan: 

If you like to carry a serious, but non-lethal form of self-defense on you when you hit up the clubs, you won’t be able to carry a taser, stun gun, stun baton or cell phone stun gun on you if you live in Michigan. Stun guns and tasers are banned from being sold or bought throughout the entire state! However, I know that regardless of where I’m at I want to make sure I can take care of myself. I suggest seeing what Pepper Spray Patty has to say about carrying certain pepper sprays in Michigan instead! You can also think about carrying a personal alarm, too. A girl’s gotta do, what a girl’s gotta do! And remember, if you’re able to provide an alternate shipping address to an area where they are allowed we’d be more than happy to send over your new non-lethal self-defense product of choice!

Section 750.224a “(1) Except as otherwise provided in this section, a person shall not sell, offer for sale, or possess in this state a portable device or weapon from which an electrical current, impulse, wave, or beam may be directed, which current, impulse, wave, or beam is designed to incapacitate temporarily, injure, or kill. (2) This section does not prohibit any of the following: (a) The possession and reasonable use of a device that uses electro-muscular disruption technology by any of the following individuals, if the individual has been trained in the use, effects, and risks of the device, and is using the device while performing his or her official duties: (i) A peace officer. (ii) An employee of the department of corrections who is authorized in writing by the director of the department of corrections to possess and use the device. (iii) A local corrections officer authorized in writing by the county sheriff to possess and use the device. (iv) An individual employed by a local unit of government that utilizes a jail or lockup facility who has custody of persons detained or incarcerated in the jail or lockup facility and who is authorized in writing by the chief of police, director of public safety, or sheriff to possess and use the device. (v) A probation officer. (vi) A court officer. (vii) A bail agent authorized under section 167b. (viii) A licensed private investigator. (ix) An aircraft pilot or aircraft crew member. (x) An individual employed as a private security police officer. As used in this subparagraph, "private security police" means that term as defined in section 2 of the private security business and security alarm act, 1968 PA 330, MCL 338.1052. (b) Possession solely for the purpose of delivering a device described in subsection (1) to any governmental agency or to a laboratory for testing, with the prior written approval of the governmental agency or law enforcement agency and under conditions determined to be appropriate by that agency. (3) A manufacturer, authorized importer, or authorized dealer may demonstrate, offer for sale, hold for sale, sell, give, lend, or deliver a device that uses electro-muscular disruption technology to a person authorized to possess a device that uses electro-muscular disruption technology and may possess a device that uses electro-muscular disruption technology for any of those purposes. (4) A person who violates this section is guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment for not more than 4 years or a fine of not more than $2,000.00, or both.”

 

 Suzy Stun Gun on Stun Guns and Tasers in New Jersey: 

 

You would think a state like New Jersey could understand that a woman might feel a bit more comfortable traveling alone with a stunning form of self-defense, but unfortunately stun guns, tasers, stun batons and cell phone stun guns are all illegal to possess in New Jersey! I suggest you consult either Mandi Mace or Pepper Spray Patty and see what they have to say about protecting yourself while living in or traveling through New Jersey. I know I hate to leave home unprotected! And remember, if you’re able to provide an alternate shipping address to an area where they are allowed we’d be more than happy to send over your new non-lethal self-defense product of choice!

 

(Chapter 2C:39-1) (h) Stun guns. Any person who knowingly has in his possession any stun gun is guilty of a crime in the fourth degree. 

 

 

 Tammy Taser on Stun Guns and Tasers in New York: 

 I’ve never understood why New York has banned stunning devices like stun guns, stun batons, tasers and cell phone. If a guy is bold enough to try anything with me, I’ve often wished I had a nice compact little taser in my handbag. Until New York’s stun gun and taser restrictions change, you should check with Mandi Mace and Pepper Spray Patty because thankfully there are some pepper sprays and forms of mace that go perfectly with a pair of Manolos and a Fendi bag! And remember, if you’re able to provide an alternate shipping address to an area where they are allowed we’d be more than happy to send over your new non-lethal self-defense product of choice!

What the New York law on stun gun and taser restrictions actually says:

 

NY PEN. LAW 265.01 “Criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree. A  person  is  guilty of criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree when: (1) He possesses any firearm, electronic  dart  gun,  electronic  stun gun,  gravity  knife,  switchblade  knife,  pilum ballistic knife, metal knuckle knife, cane sword, billy, blackjack, bludgeon,  metal  knuckles, chuka   stick,   sand  bag,  sandclub,  wrist-brace  type  slingshot  or slungshot, shirken or "Kung Fu star" . . . 15-a.  "Electronic dart gun" means any device designed primarily as a weapon, the purpose of which  is  to  momentarily  stun,  knock  out  or paralyze a person by passing an electrical shock to such person by means of a dart or projectile. 15-c. "Electronic stun gun" means any device designed primarily  as  a weapon,  the  purpose  of which is to stun, cause mental disorientation, knock out or paralyze a person by  passing  a  high  voltage  electrical shock to such person.”

 

 Suzy Stun Gun on Stun Guns and Tasers in Rhode Island: 

 Rhode Island has not yet embraced the concept of individuals possessing and using stunning devices such as stun guns, tasers, cell phone stun guns or stun batons. If you’re like me and prefer to be safe rather than sorry, Mandi Mace or Pepper Spray Patty would definitely be able to help you when it comes to self-defense products. Remember, you can always carry a personal alarm such as a whistle or mini-aerosol can alarm. Rhode Island may be a small state, but you can never be too cautious in my book! And remember, if you’re able to provide an alternate shipping address to an area where they are allowed we’d be more than happy to send over your new non-lethal self-defense product of choice!

Rhode Island Section 11-47-42: “Weapons other than firearms prohibited. – (a) No person shall carry or possess or attempt to use against another any instrument or weapon of the kind commonly known as a blackjack, slingshot, billy, sandclub, sandbag, metal knuckles, slap glove, bludgeon, stun-gun, or the so called "Kung-Fu" weapons, nor shall any person, with intent to use unlawfully against another, carry or possess a dagger, dirk, stiletto, sword-in-cane, bowie knife, or other similar weapon designed to cut and stab another, nor shall any person wear or carry concealed upon his person, any of the above-mentioned instruments or weapons, or any razor, or knife of any description having a blade of more than three (3) inches in length measuring from the end of the handle where the blade is attached to the end of the blade, or other weapon of like kind or description. Any person violating the provisions of this subsection shall be punished by a fine of not more than one thousand dollars ($1,000) or by imprisonment for not more than one year, or both, and the weapon so found shall be confiscated.

   (2) Any person violating the provisions of this subsection while he or she is incarcerated within the confines of the adult correctional institutions shall be punished by a fine of not less than one thousand dollars ($1,000) nor more than three thousand dollars ($3,000), or by imprisonment for not less than one year nor more than five (5) years, or both, and the weapon so found shall be confiscated.”

 

 Tammy Taser on Stun Guns and Tasers in Wisconsin:

 

If you live, work or play in Wisconsin you should probably know that stunning devices, such as tasers, stun guns, stun batons and cell phone stun guns, are illegal to own in Wisconsin. Apparently a girl needs to use another self-defense product in order to stay safe. Consider seeing what Pepper Spray Patty has to offer should you need to use a little extra something to ward off the guys who just won’t take “no” for an answer. Personal alarms such as whistles and keychain alarms can also be great little tools to keep hidden in your purse just in case! And remember, if you’re able to provide an alternate shipping address to an area where they are allowed we’d be more than happy to send over your new non-lethal self-defense product of choice!

Chapter 941.295 “Possession of electric weapon. Subsection (1) On or after July 1, 1982, whoever sells, transports, manufactures, possesses or goes armed with any electric weapon is guilty of a Class E felony. Subsection (4) In this section, ‘electric weapon’ means any device which is designed, redesigned, used or intended to be used, offensively or defensively, to immobilize or incapacitate persons by the use electric current.” 

 

 CITIES WHERE STUN GUNS AND TASERS ARE RESTRICTED

Suzy Stun Gun on Stun Gun and Taser Restriction in the city of Annapolis, MD: 

 

I’ve always found it a little peculiar that the state of Maryland allows the possession of stun guns and tasers, but the city of Annapolis, MD has made them illegal! With crime rates higher than the national average, I’m always cautious when I travel to Annapolis to make sure I have an alternative form of self-defense protection on myself, such as one of Mandi Mace or Pepper Spray Patty’s favorites. I also bring along a personal alarm as a secondary form of protection. You know me; you can never be too well-protected! And remember, if you’re able to provide an alternate shipping address to an area where they are allowed we’d be more than happy to send over your new non-lethal self-defense product of choice!

 

Municipal Code 1.44.070

 

 

 

 Tammy Taser on Stun Gun and Taser Restriction in Baltimore County and the city of Baltimore, MD: 

 I’m a tough girl, but when it comes to being protected while hitting the town I take it very seriously. Usually when I visit Maryland I carry a nice compact taser in my bag, but unfortunately they’re illegal to own in Baltimore County and Baltimore, MD!  So, make sure you leave yours at home or in your hotel room if you’re visiting Baltimore for the day.  You can still throw a can of pepper spray or mace into your favorite clutch before you run out for a late dinner, though! And remember, if you’re able to provide an alternate shipping address to an area where they are allowed we’d be more than happy to send over your new non-lethal self-defense product of choice!

 Baltimore City Code 115: “Stun guns and similar devices. (e) It shall be unlawful for any person, firm, or corporation to sell, give away, lend, rent or transfer to any individual, firm or corporation a stun gun or other electronic device by whatever name or description which discharges a non-projectile electric current within the limits of the City of Baltimore. It further shall be unlawful for any person to possess, fire or discharge any such stun gun or electronic device within the City. Nothing in this subsection shall be held to apply to any member of the Baltimore City Police Department or any other law enforcement officer while in the performance of his or her official duty (Ord. 385. 1985).”

 

  Tammy Taser on Stun Gun and Taser Restriction in Chicago, IL: 

 When I travel to the Windy City I have to remind myself that unlike the rest of Illinois, Chicago has banned some of my favorite non-lethal self-defense products—stun guns, stun batons, tasers and cell phone stun guns. Instead, I pack one of my favorite concealed pepper sprays—the Stunning Ring. Not only does it go perfectly with just about everything in my closet, but it’s so convenient! And remember, if you’re able to provide an alternate shipping address to an area where they are allowed we’d be more than happy to send over your new non-lethal self-defense product of choice!

 

(720 ILCS 5/24-1) Sec. 24-1. Unlawful Use of Weapons. “(a) A person commits the offense of unlawful use of weapons when he knowingly: (2) Carries or possesses with intent to use the same unlawfully against another, a dagger, dirk, billy, dangerous knife, razor, stiletto, broken bottle or other piece of glass, stun gun or taser or any other dangerous deadly weapon or instrument of like character . . .”

 

 

 

 Suzy Stun Gun on Stun Gun and Taser Restriction in Denison/Crawford County, IA: 

 While doing some research, I recently discovered that although the state of Iowa allows the possession of stun guns and tasers, both Denison and Crawford County, IA have banned them!  So, if you own a stun gun, stun baton, taser or cell phone stun gun make sure you leave them at home when you travel out to those parts of Iowa! If you live in Iowa, it’s probably a good idea to look into alternative forms of non-lethal self-defense products. One of my personal favorites is the Wildfire Pepper Spray because it can slide right onto your keychain so you’ll always be prepared if you go out. And remember, if you’re able to provide an alternate shipping address to an area where they are allowed we’d be more than happy to send over your new non-lethal self-defense product of choice!

 

 

 Tammy Taser on Stun Gun and Taser Restriction in the District of Columbia: 

The District of Columbia is a fabulous place to visit or live, but I’ll never understand why it has banned its residents and visitors from owning or carrying stun guns, stun batons, tasers and cell phone stun guns! Washington D.C. has such great nightlife between the different restaurants, bars and clubs, you’d think they’d consider allowing a girl to bring some serious, but non-lethal protection with her. Whenever I go out and let lose after a long day in the District of Columbia I always remember to bring along my Pepper Mace Baton. It’s small enough to slide right into a slender clutch, but potent enough to get rid of any unwanted advances! And remember, if you’re able to provide an alternate shipping address to an area where they are allowed we’d be more than happy to send over your new non-lethal self-defense product of choice!

 

6-2301. Findings and purpose. “The Council of the District of Columbia finds that in order to promote the health, safety and welfare of the people of the District of Columbia it is necessary to:

(1) Require the registration of all firearms that are owned by private citizens;

(2) Limit the types of weapons persons may lawfully possess;

(3) Ensure that only qualified persons are allowed to possess firearms;

(4) Regulate deadly weapons dealers; and

(5) Make it more difficult for firearms, destructive devices, and ammunition

to move in illicit commerce within the District of Columbia.

6-2302. Definitions. (D) Any device designed or redesigned, made or remade, or readily converted or restored, and intended to stun or disable a person by means of electric

shock . . .”

 

 

 

 Suzy Stun Gun on Stun Gun and Taser Restriction in Howard County, MD: 

 I always find it a little inconsistent when a city or county prohibits something that the rest of the state has deemed legal! In this case, stun guns and tasers are illegal within the limits of Howard County, MD even though they are legal in the state of Maryland as a whole. Stun guns, stun batons, tasers and cell phone stun guns cannot be carried or bought in Howard County, MD, so it’s important that you plan accordingly and either leave your favorite stun gun or taser at home or plan to only do day trips and leave those kinds of personal self-defense products in your suitcase at your hotel. That doesn’t mean you have to venture to Howard County, MD unprotected, however. When I travel into the area on business I always remember to pack my Pepper Shot Pepper Spray Pen right next to my Electronic Pocket Whistle in my laptop case. I am always prepared and prefer not to mix business with pleasure! And remember, if you’re able to provide an alternate shipping address to an area where they are allowed we’d be more than happy to send over your new non-lethal self-defense product of choice!

 

 

Section 8.404. Sale or possession of electronic weapons prohibited. “(A) PROHIBITIONS. It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to sell, give away, lend, rent or transfer to any individual, firm or corporation an electronic weapon within the limits of Howard County. It further shall be unlawful for any person to possess, fire, discharge or activate any electronic weapon within the limits of Howard County.”

 

Suzy Stun Gun on Stun Gun and Taser Restriction in Philadelphia, PA:

I suppose it’s not entirely surprising that The City of Brotherly Love has banned stun guns and tasers.  Unlike the rest of Pennsylvania, which allows you to purchase and own stun guns, stun batons, cell phone stun guns and tasers, Philadelphia has set itself apart by declaring that it is illegal to own or use one. For those of you who wish to remain respectful of this law, consider doing what I do and purchase a good pepper spray. Pepper Spray Patty highly recommends any of the Pepper Shot pepper sprays. And remember, if you’re able to provide an alternate shipping address to an area where they are allowed we’d be more than happy to send over your new non-lethal self-defense product of choice!

Philadelphia City Ordinance. Statute 10-825 Stun Guns. “(1) Definitions. (a) Stun Gun. Any device which expels or projects a projectile which, upon coming in contact with a person, is capable of inflicting injury or an electric shock to such person. (2) Prohibited conduct. Nor person shall own, use, possess, sell or otherwise transfer any "stun gun." (3) Penalty. Any person violating any provision of this section shall be subject to a fine or not more than three hundred (300) dollars and /or imprisonment for not more than ninety (90 days.)”

 

 

  STATES THAT RESTRICT MACE AND PEPPER SPRAY

 

 

Mandi Mace on Mace and Pepper Spray Restrictions in Massachusetts:  

 

When I left for college in Massachusetts I remember my parents researched the state laws about carrying mace and pepper spray. They wanted to make sure I was super safe both on and off campus. Thankfully, Massachusetts allows you to buy and carry mace or peppers spray as long as you apply for a license ahead of time and purchase it from a licensed seller. The application process wasn’t bad, I just went down to the local police department and filled out some forms and paid a fee. I had my license about a month later and made my first purchase online. Now, I carry it on my keychain 24/7. I know my campus is pretty safe, but you just never know!

 

 

Chapter 140: Section 131. Licenses to carry firearms; Class A and B; conditions and restrictions “(c) Either a Class A or Class B license shall be valid for the purpose of owning, possessing, purchasing and transferring non-large capacity rifles and shotguns, and for purchasing and possessing chemical mace, pepper spray or other similarly propelled liquid, gas or powder designed to temporarily incapacitate, consistent with the entitlements conferred by a firearm identification card issued under section 129B.”

  

 

Pepper Spray Patty on Mace and Pepper Spray Restrictions in New York:

 In a tough city like New York, it’s important for a girl to protect herself, so it’s a good thing the state of New York currently allows people to buy and carry pepper spray with some restrictions. If you want to buy pepper spray you can’t be a criminal and you can only buy from a licensed seller, not on a street corner from some guy with a bunch of fake watches and purses!  You can also only purchase up to two pepper sprays at a time, but you shouldn’t need more than that anyway. After all, you only have two hands!

 

Section 265.25 (14) and (15) “The possession of “self-defense sprays” by persons who are not felons or who have been convicted of an assault, 18 or over for the protection of person or property and its otherwise lawful use is legal. “Self-defense spray” is defined as “a pocket sized spray device which contains and releases a chemical or organic substance which is intended to produce temporary physical discomfort or disability through being vaporized or otherwise dispensed in the air or any like device containing tear gas, pepper spray or similar disabling agent”. There are certain labeling requirements. Sales require both a seller’s license and the completion by a purchaser of a registration form. New York residents may only purchase defense sprays from licensed Firearms Dealers or licensed Pharmacists in that state. No more than two sprays may be sold at any one time to a single purchaser.”

 

 STATES WITH SOME RESTRICTIONS ON MACE AND PEPPER SPRAY

 

 

Pepper Spray Patty on Pepper Spray and Mace Restrictions in Michigan

 

 

 I’m a pretty tough chick, but I still prefer to carry a non-lethal self-defense product like pepper spray or mace. If you live in or visit Michigan, it’s probably important to know that Michigan has some restrictions on pepper spray and mace. First of all, it’s illegal to carry or buy mace. Apparently they’re not fans of the strong stuff or anything that resembles tear gas—what a shame! You can carry pepper spray, but you have to be over 18, it can’t be a large size and it can’t be very concentrated. Kind of limiting, but what can you do? And remember, if you’re able to provide an alternate shipping address to an area where they are allowed we’d be more than happy to send over your new non-lethal self-defense product of choice!

 750.224d Self-defense spray or foam device. Sec. 224d.

“(1) As used in this section and section 224, "self-defense spray or foam device" means a device to which all of the following apply:

(a) The device is capable of carrying, and ejects, releases, or emits 1 of the following:

(i) Not more than 35 grams of any combination of orthochlorobenzalmalononitrile and inert ingredients.

(ii) A solution containing not more than 10% oleoresin capsicum.

(b) The device does not eject, release, or emit any gas or substance that will temporarily or permanently disable, incapacitate, injure, or harm a person with whom the gas or substance comes in contact, other than the substance described in subdivision (a)(i) or (ii).

(2) Except as otherwise provided in this section, a person who uses a self-defense spray or foam device to eject, release, or emit orthochlorobenzalmalononitrile or oleoresin capsicum at another person is guilty of a misdemeanor, punishable by imprisonment for not more than 2 years, or a fine of not more than $2,000.00, or both.

(3) If a person uses a self-defense spray or foam device during the commission of a crime to eject, release, or emit orthochlorobenzalmalononitrile or oleoresin capsicum or threatens to use a self-defense spray or foam device during the commission of a crime to temporarily or permanently disable another person, the judge who imposes sentence upon a conviction for that crime shall consider the defendant's use or threatened use of the self-defense spray or foam device as a reason for enhancing the sentence.

(4) A person shall not sell a self-defense spray or foam device to a minor. A person who violates this subsection is guilty of a misdemeanor.

(5) Subsection (2) does not prohibit either of the following:

(a) The reasonable use of a self-defense spray or foam device containing not more than 10% oleoresin capsicum by a person who is employed by a county sheriff or a chief of police and who is authorized in writing by the county sheriff or chief of police to carry and use a self-defense spray or foam device and has been trained in the use, effects, and risks of the device, while in performance of his or her official duties.

(b) The reasonable use of a self-defense spray or foam device containing not more than 2% oleoresin capsicum by a person in the protection of a person or property under circumstances which would justify the person's use of physical force.”

 

   Mandi Mace on Pepper Spray and Mace Restrictions in Wisconsin:   

 

Even though you’re allowed to carry pepper spray in Wisconsin, there are a lot of regulations and laws about what you can buy, where you could buy it from and even what kind of packaging it needs to come in! It’s important if you live in Wisconsin or travel there that you know the ins and outs of carrying pepper spray or mace to avoid trouble! And remember, if you’re able to provide an alternate shipping address to an area where they are allowed we’d be more than happy to send over your new non-lethal self-defense product of choice!

 

“Pepper spray only is permitted, meaning the spray cannot contain MACE, tear gas or UV dyes. 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 equates to between 1/2 oz. and 2 oz. of spray. 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. In addition, pepper spray cannot be sold 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. Canine Pepper Spray and Bear Pepper Spray are legal in Wisconsin.”

 *According to a comprehensive guide to pepper sprays online.