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    I recall a little while back something about some cities (I think Bellingham) banning pepper sprays.
    I ran into RCW 9.91.160 which explicitly preempts their banning.


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    That's an outstanding find, cynicist!!!

    It indeed is state preemption on pepper spray, mace, tear gas, etc.

    Time to go after B-ham and others. *chuckle* I just got an image of OC'ing OC spray while OC'ing a pistol.
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    Excellent find!

    Not only that, but good language to work into the firearms preemption statute:

    No town, city, county, special purpose district, quasi-municipal corporation, or other unit of government

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    There is state pre-emption but does that cover the university system? I am curious because I heard a rumor saying that students cannot carry cans of mace, etc on campus.

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    Defensive sprays are specifically excluded from the list of dangerous weapons in UW's student conduct code.

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    Do any of the Cougs know if that is the same at Wazzu? My g/f has a lot of classes that get out after dark and since she cant carry a gun on campus I was thinking pepper spray or foam after I do some more research on them. Maybe bear mace.

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    That's an outstanding find, cynicist!!!
    I've finally done some good here!

    That's my repayment for when you got my back for the CPL denial.

    I should add that I found it because I work at a library and when the new set of RCWs come in they get rid of the old ones, that are sold through Friend of the Library, at a price of $.25 per paperback, or 5/$1.00, so I got them all for $2.50. Best money I've spent in a long time.

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    Vandal wrote:
    Do any of the Cougs know if that is the same at Wazzu? Maybe bear mace.
    LOL! I read this as "beer mace". Maybe that would be a good idea. If some college guy was attacking you, just spray some beer in his face. Mmmm, beer. j/k of course.

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    then bust the bottle over his head. Nice job thinking outside the box

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    Over all id rather you just shoot me in a limb then get sprayed with mace. That stuff is horrible if your on the receiving end that is. But good find I didn't know that.

    If they can't restrict the sale of mace or "sprays" how come I can't order an MK9 without verification of employment most places.

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    Granum wrote:
    Over all id rather you just shoot me in a limb then get sprayed with mace. That stuff is horrible if your on the receiving end that is. But good find I didn't know that.

    Mace ain't so bad, but pepper spray SUCKS.

    If they can't restrict the sale of mace or "sprays" how come I can't order an MK9 without verification of employment most places.
    Probably MK9 sales rules. Same thing with Federal HST ammo. Federal will cut you as a dealer if you're caught selling to non-LEO, which is why us civvies have to go through sites like ammotogo that manage to find secondhand stocks of it here and there.

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    Yea I guess i said that wrong I was sprayed pretty good with alcohol based Oleoresin Capsicum or OC. Somehow WA DOC thinks if you are going to spray someone you must know what its like.

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    I have three daughters that for various reasons cannot or will not carry a gun. I won't get into that but for Christmas I bought all three a can of pepper spray and a stun gun. Luckily here in SC the only restrictions that I can find on either is that it is illegal to try to take one from a LEO. As for those states or cities that ban either I think it is about a ignorant as any law they can pass. I will not argue right now on gun restrictions but to ban the only other self-defense tools that a young lady or man for that matter is totally ignorant. I don't know how effective either the pepper spray or the stun gun (not a taser but a zapper type)are but I expectthey arebetter than nothing and they can carrythem without a permit and anywhere they go. Also they are a lot cheaper than a gun and since they are classified as less then lethal much more likely to use them.

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    I know it's easy to find for most, but just in case someone's having trouble, here's a link to the code: RCW 9.91.160

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    just_a_car wrote:
    I know it's easy to find for most, but just in case someone's having trouble, here's a link to the code: RCW 9.91.060
    The link works, but I think you meant RCW 9.91.160 :P
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    kenshin wrote:
    The link works, but I think you meant RCW 9.91.160 :P

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