Frequently Asked Questions
You are able to buy mace or pepper spray at some sporting goods stores, in-person retailers or online retailers like The Home Security Superstore with some restrictions. Massachusetts and New York only allow pepper spray to be bought in state while Arkansas, California, Florida, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina and Texas all have size restrictions.
Mace and pepper spray are products that serve the same purpose of deterring or disabling an attacker but accomplish it in slightly different ways. Pepper spray has more of an effect on the throat and respiratory system while mace targets the eyes and causes skin irritation. Both cause coughing but pepper spray tends to be more potent when inhaled.