Massachusetts, unfortunately is one of the few states that restricts normal pepper sprays. Any pepper sprays that are classified as “human defense sprays” are restricted. However, in Massachusetts you are able to purchase and own animal repellents. What are animal repellents exactly? Mace pepper spray. So you may be wondering, how come these are legal but human sprays are not? Animal repellents, such as our dog mace and bear pepper sprays are classified for animals, and as such they are EPA approved. Since they are approved by the environmental protection agency (government), they are legal to carry in all states and cities within the United States.
So, I can buy dog mace in Massachusetts, but will it be useful against a human if I have to use it? Certainly. Our dog mace uses the same compounds as our normal human sprays, it’s purely the name of the labeling as well as being EPA approved. If you are carrying this product on your keychain and you are stopped by a police officer, simply show him/her the product, which will show it is “aerosol dog repellent”, and it will have the two EPA registered numbers on the canister. You will not get in any trouble.
If you are looking for home protection, you can always purchase a bear spray, which follows the same scenario as the dog mace.
See the full explanation of the pepper spray laws in Massachusetts as well as the available pepper sprays that you can purchase located here: http://www.buy-pepper-spray-today.com/pepper-spray-by-state/massachusetts/
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