Texas State (TX) Pepper Spray Laws
"Guaranteed Legal" Self Defense Products for Texas
Our "Guaranteed Legal" Promise:
We take the time to research and stay up-to-date on TX state self defense laws and regulations, so you don't have to. We guarantee if you are over 18 and have not been convicted of a felony or assault, any self defense product purchased from our website is legal to ship/use/carry for self defense in the state of Texas 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 for any additional restrictions.
In Plain English:
Texas state laws for pepper spray & self defense products
- Pepper spray for self defense is LEGAL in Texas.
- The canister must be "small" in size (...up to 4oz is fairly small).
- User must be over 18 years old.
- User cannot have any felonies on record.
There are many beautiful cities in Texas, such as Austin, Houston and Dallas. Unfortunately, one of the sad facts about modern life is that there is danger anywhere you go. Residents of, or visitors to the Lone Star State may come up against a criminal or predator who intends to steal their belongings or do them harm. Situations like these are the only times when it is legal to use a defense spray against another human being. It is lawful when you or the people you are with are being threatened, and are at risk of being harmed. These weapons can and should be used for protection against anyone who presents an immediate danger to you.
Humans are not the only creatures who may prove to be a risk to your safety. Wild animals can be a serious threat as well. Most pepper sprays include 10% or less of an ingredient called Oleoresin Capsicum (OC), but it is also possible to find animal sprays that contains 15% of this high powered chemical. These sprays will take down any creature, and are ideal to carry with you when you venture into the Texas wilderness. Every can must have a label that indicates it is for protection against wild animals only, and it is illegal to use this type of spray on another person.
The question of where to buy an approved sized canister of defense spray is easily answered. Most any city in TX will have a variety of retail locations where personal safety products are sold to the public. You may also order them online, just make sure to request the smaller options like ones above to comply with all state regulations.
In Legal Jargon:
What the official Texas state law says
Please note: We guarantee that as long as you are over 18 and have not been convicted of a felony or assault, any pepper spray product purchased from our website is allowed to ship and process in the state of Texas. Our guarantee applies to legality at the state level. Please check with your local city or county for any additional possible restrictions.