Where to get pepper spray? is it legal in Ontario?
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Q. Is pepper spray allowed in Canada?
Criminal Code Regulations prohibit Mace and similar products designed to injure, immobilize or incapacitate a person. Bear sprays and similarly devices clearly designed for protection from wild animals are allowed.
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As legal as using bear traps on people.EH100501AC wrote:But what about using pepper spray for wildlife on people? Legal?
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It's legal, there's just too fine of a line between aceptable and excesive use of force that sometimes gets people in trouble.UrbanPoet wrote:self defence is practically illegal in canada.
Aug 13th, 2006 2:33 pm
I remember hearing one time... that a guy broke into someones house and smashed the owners head with a brick... then when the owner woke up he stabbed the trepasser in the neck causing severe life threatening injuries.cwb27 wrote:It's legal, there's just too fine of a line between aceptable and excesive use of force that sometimes gets people in trouble.
I also shake my head when I see people wanting to carry OC Spray/Mace. Most people who carry it for "self protection" have zero formal training on how to use it properly.
So think of this way. I try and attack you, I see you pull out your little can of pepper spray that has 5 seconds worth of spray. You unload all of it at me and get it all over my hands and clothes and completely missing my face/eyes/mouth/noise....... OC Spray and Mace do NOTHING when they come incontact with skin. Ergo, as a result of you getting my clothes all wet, I'm even more pissed off at you and I continue to attack you while you wonder why I didn't run off when you sprayed me.
Aug 13th, 2006 3:13 pm
If the mugger actually tracks you down or something. Who would just run away after someone trying to mug them and they pepper sprayed them?T-Bone wrote:So even if you used it against a mugger, the mugger might sue you for assult. -- What a great justice system!