Spray is widely used by Law Enforcement.
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.
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
law enforcement agencies in other countries.
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
about 30 minutes. Thirty minutes later, the attacker’s
symptoms are disappearing with no permanent after-effect.
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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