Our 100% "You Don't Have to Guess" Promise... If you are over the age of 18 and have not been convicted of a felony or an assault- we guarantee* any pepper spray, self defense, or security product listed on this website are legal to ship/use/carry in the state of Connecticut at the time of purchase. Most cities and counties simply comply with the state level laws, however, we recommend you check with your local city or county police department for any additional restrictions.
Video Explanation of CT State Laws
In Plain English: Connecticut Pepper Spray Law Explanation
Pepper spray is LEGAL to buy/carry/use/ship to Connecticut
Must be a minimum of 18 years old
Cannot have any convicted felonies on record
For self defense purposes only
When you are properly prepared with good safety habits and even personal protection products like pepper spray or stun guns you can and do improve the odds of avoiding being a victim of violent crime. In the state of Connecticut, it is legal to purchase, possess and use personal protection products. While there are many interesting things to do and see in Hartford, the city is experiencing a rise in crime like many major cities in the United States.
The state statutes have no references that our team could find regarding restrictions on pepper spray or stun gun use other than law enforcement being required to record use of pepper spray during the course of their duties. That said, it is illegal in Connecticut to use pepper spray for any reason other than to protect yourself from harm. In other words, if you think your safety or your life is in danger, it is justifiable to use it.
If you haven’t used protection products like the ones on this site, we encourage you to look over the safety techniques on our site like situational awareness and tips on how to get away from an attacker. We offer training kits to get you familiar with the basics on using defense sprays as well as inert practice sprays.
What the Official Connecticut State Law Says
All we could find on the use of pepper spray was a requirement for law enforcement officers to record use of it in the performance of their duties:
Sec. 4. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2015) Each law enforcement unit, as defined in section 7-294a of the general statutes, shall record and maintain any information detailing any incident during which a police officer, as defined in section 7-294a of the general statutes, (1) uses physical force that is likely to cause serious physical injury, as defined in section 53a-3 of the general statutes, to another person or the death of another person, including, but not limited to, striking another person with an open or closed hand, club or baton, kicking another person or using pepper spray or an electroshock weapon on another person, or (2) discharges a firearm, except during a training exercise or in the course of dispatching an animal.