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Florida State (FL) Pepper Spray Laws

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The state of Florida has many great points of interest, such as Orlando, Miami and Fort Lauderdale. These, and other cities draw thousands of new residents and tourists in every year. Unfortunately, they also attract criminals, predators and law breakers who would not think twice about harming another human being.

Pepper spray is recognized as a valid and legal method of self defense in FL. As with every other state, it may only be used when absolutely necessary for the protection of any individual. That means it is only lawful to use MACE or any type of defense spray when your safety is being threatened by another person. You may carry the weapon at public venues in Florida, but state regulations do dictate how much each person is allowed to have on them. No canister may contain over two ounces of chemical spray, so only the smaller units are allowed.

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Video Explanation of FL State Laws

One of the most important rules to remember about pepper spray in Florida is that it is never permissible to use one against a law enforcement officer for any reason. Even pointing the canister at a police officer may be viewed as an illegal intent to discharge the weapon against them. Any such act is punishable by law.

Where to buy pepper spray is one of the most commonly asked questions from people who are interested in self defense products. It can be found in every major city in the state, such as Jacksonville, Panama City and Pensacola, or purchased online. Florida does not have any laws against shipping defense sprays in or out of the state, as long as they are within the approved size limit. The weapons may be purchased for use against a human assailant, and even for protection against non human threats.

Florida features The Everglades and many other outdoor attractions. While these areas are beautiful to see, they are also home to wild animals that are completely unpredictable. An animal spray is the best way to stop an attack that is a danger to you or anyone you are with, and they are also legal to carry within the sunshine state. These sprays are effective against most any sized beast, and you can rest assured that they will not have any long term effects on any animal.





What the Official Florida State Law Says

Section 001 Definitions

(b) “Tear gas gun” or “chemical weapon or device” means any weapon of such nature, except a device known as a “self-defense chemical spray.” “Self-defense chemical spray” means a device carried solely for purposes of lawful self-defense that is compact in size, designed to be carried on or about the person, and contains not more than two ounces of chemical.

Last Updated: June 2017