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Background - Pepper Spray
3 How is Spitfire Different?
4 Frequently Asked Questions
5 Features & Benefits Chart
 

 

2
Background

 

Pepper Spray is widely used by Law Enforcement.
The F.B.I. began switching from tear gas to pepper spray during the late 1980’s. Law enforcement officers use pepper spray to stop fights, to disperse mobs, and to incapacitate suspects for handcuffing. Police have proven in the streets that pepper spray is effective for self-defense when use of deadly force is not required.

Today, pepper spray is used by more than 90% of local law enforcement agencies in the United States, and by S.W.A.T. teams, the F.B.I., all branches of the United States military, and many law enforcement agencies in other countries.

Pepper spray creates an opportunity to escape without being followed.
When sprayed in the eyes and face of an attacker, pepper spray causes inflammation of mucus membranes in the eyes, nose, throat and lungs. The attacker suffers impaired vision, coughing spasms, burning sensations, and disorientation for about 30 minutes. Thirty minutes later, the attacker’s symptoms are disappearing with no permanent after-effect.

Oleoresin Capsicum
Pepper spray is a non-lethal chemical formula widely used for self-defense that contains the active ingredient Oleoresin Capsicum (“OC”), a derivative of hot chili peppers. Because it is inflammatory, rather than an irritant like tear gas, pepper spray is more effective against those who feel less pain such as psychotics, drunks and drug abusers.

 


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