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New Hampshire Pepper Spray Law Explanation
Must be a minimum of 18 years old
Cannot have any convicted felonies on record
For self defense purposes only
In the state of New Hampshire, using pepper spray as a way to protect yourself is legal as long as you are not using it with the intent to harm others unnecessarily. As with other forms of non-lethal self protection you are free to carry it and use it for self defense. While gun ownership are permitted in New Hampshire (see the state laws concerning how and where), using a non-lethal product such as pepper spray or an electronic device such as a stun gun, is a great way to defend yourself from danger without necessarily having to make a decision that could have permanent consequences if the situation does not require it.
New Hampshire, is among the 10 most dangerous cities in the United States. Whether you are a local resident, traveling for business, or visiting, it is very important that you understand the risks and steer clear of the more dangerous neighborhoods. Carrying pepper spray is another way to reduce your risk and keep yourself safe.
All the products that we sell in our online store are all legal to carry and use in the state of New Hampshire. Make sure that you are protecting yourself in the best way that you can. Constant vigilance and awareness, avoiding dangerous areas and situations, and carrying a self defense product are all ways that you can improve your personal safety.
What the Official New Hampshire State Law Says
TITLE XII PUBLIC SAFETY AND WELFARE CHAPTER 159 PISTOLS AND REVOLVERS Self-Defense Weapons Section 159:23
159:23 Criminal Use of Electronic Defense or Aerosol Self-Defense Spray Weapons. – I. Any person who uses an electronic defense or aerosol self-defense spray weapon on a law enforcement officer or another person with intent to commit a crime punishable as a misdemeanor shall be guilty of a misdemeanor. II. Any person who uses an electronic defense or aerosol self-defense spray weapon on a law enforcement officer or another person with intent to commit a crime punishable as a felony shall be guilty of a class B felony. III. Neither the whole nor any part of a sentence of imprisonment imposed for a violation of this section shall be served concurrently with any other term of imprisonment. Source. 1986, 46:1. 1994, 139:3, eff. July 1, 1995.
159:20 Self-Defense Weapons Defined. – In this subdivision: I. "Electronic defense weapon'' means an electronically activated non-lethal device which is designed for or capable of producing an electrical charge of sufficient magnitude to immobilize or incapacitate a person temporarily. II. "Aerosol self-defense spray weapon'' means any aerosol self-defense spray weapon which is designed to immobilize or incapacitate a person temporarily. Source. 1986, 46:1. 1994, 139:2, eff. July 1, 1995.