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Old 09-14-2011, 12:18 PM
 
Location: now nyc
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Default Is it legal to have Pepper Spray/Mace in New York State?

If so then where are the best places on the island to get it?

And do you need a license?
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Old 09-15-2011, 06:34 AM
 
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Call the police dept and post the answer you get here so we all will have an accurate answer
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Old 09-15-2011, 10:16 AM
 
Location: Nassau/Queens border
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Mace I'm pretty sure is completely illegal in New York State. As for Pepper Spray - there are numerous Restrictions and I know that if you do carry it must be registered. Definitely do contact your local precinct to find out specifics.
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Old 09-15-2011, 10:19 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NY
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Pepper spray is indeed legal in New York. You have to be 18 years old, have no felony convictions, and buy it from a licensed dealer.
Mace is just a brand name of pepper spray.
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Old 09-15-2011, 10:32 AM
 
Location: Nassau/Queens border
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Pepper Spray has Capsaicin or Capsicum (Red Pepper) in it.
Mace is a tear gas in the form of an aresol spray. SOME brands of Mace now have Capsicum in it. But the original formulation consisted of 1% CN gas, Butanol, Propylene Glycol, Cyclohexene & Dipropylene Glycol Methyl Eher. Pepper Spray has Propylene Glycol,
There is a company called 'MACE Security Int'l', but most companies now only produce 'Pepper Spray' and not original Mace. The word Mace, is in fact a registered trademark of Mace Security International, is often used synonymously with pepper spray or tear gas; Mace was one of the original manufacturers of nonlethal security sprays in the US. However, not all of their products can be considered pepper spray.
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Old 09-15-2011, 10:35 AM
 
Location: Nassau/Queens border
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Here it is:
Section 265.20(14) of the NYS Penal Code:

Exemptions: [Can't be prosecuted for unlawfully possession of a weapon for this]

14. Possession in accordance with the provisions of this paragraph of
a self-defense spray device as defined herein for the protection of a
person or property and use of such self-defense spray device under
circumstances which would justify the use of physical force
pursuant to
article thirty-five of this chapter.

(a) As used in this section "self-defense spray device" shall mean 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 or similar
disabling agent.


(b) The exemption under this paragraph shall not apply to a person
who:

(i) is less than eighteen years of age; or
(ii) has been previously convicted in this state of a felony or any
assault; or
(iii) has been convicted of a crime outside the state of New York
which if committed in New York would constitute a felony or any assault
crime.

This is the standard to which the spray must conform:

(c) The department of health, with the cooperation of the division of
criminal justice services and the superintendent of state police, shall
develop standards and promulgate regulations regarding the type of
self-defense spray device which may lawfully be purchased, possessed and
used pursuant to this paragraph. The regulations shall include a
requirement that every self-defense spray device which may be lawfully
purchased, possessed or used pursuant to this paragraph have a label
which states: "WARNING: The use of this substance or device for any
purpose other than self-defense is a criminal offense under the law. The
contents are dangerous - use with care. This device shall not be sold by
anyone other than a licensed or authorized dealer. Possession of this
device by any person under the age of eighteen or by anyone who has been
convicted of a felony or assault is illegal. Violators may be prosecuted
under the law."

15. Possession and sale of a self-defense spray device as defined in
paragraph fourteen of this subdivision by a dealer in firearms licensed
pursuant to section 400.00 of this chapter, a pharmacist licensed
pursuant to article one hundred thirty-seven of the education law or by
such other vendor as may be authorized and approved by the
superintendent of state police.

(a) Every self-defense spray device shall be accompanied by an insert
or inserts which include directions for use, first aid information,
safety and storage information and which shall also contain a toll free
telephone number for the purpose of allowing any purchaser to call and
receive additional information regarding the availability of local
courses in self-defense training and safety in the use of a self-defense
spray device.

(b) Before delivering a self-defense spray device to any person, the
licensed or authorized dealer shall require proof of age and a sworn
statement on a form approved by the superintendent of state police that
such person has not been convicted of a felony or any crime involving an
assault. Such forms shall be forwarded to the division of state police
at such intervals as directed by the superintendent of state police.
Absent any such direction the forms shall be maintained on the premises
of the vendor and shall be open at all reasonable hours for inspection
by any peace officer or police officer, acting pursuant to his or her
special duties. No more than two self-defense spray devices may be sold
at any one time to a single purchaser.
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Old 04-10-2014, 12:20 PM
 
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Talking Re: pepper spray in nyc

Well straight from the officers mouth at the courthouse. The can must
State that it is for self defense purposes, Or it's purpose as an
Animal repellent or deterrent AND it CANNOT contain more
Than 7% pepper. Mine contained 10% end therefore
Was promptly confiscated!!!! Aggravated, but in the know. Thought I would share the 7% since it was news to me.
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Old 04-10-2014, 02:03 PM
 
Location: Long Island
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Amazon won't even ship them to NYS addresses.
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Old 04-10-2014, 11:26 PM
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Location: Westbury,NY
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Nowhere in NYS should even be selling more than 7% Pepper. Where do you even buy Pepper Spray here? Looked in Dicks Sporting & Walmart but didn't see any..
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Old 04-11-2014, 01:45 AM
 
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Originally Posted by Johninwestbury View Post
Nowhere in NYS should even be selling more than 7% Pepper. Where do you even buy Pepper Spray here? Looked in Dicks Sporting & Walmart but didn't see any..
A drug store near me in Queens has a sign in the window saying "we proudly sell Mace".
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