For just a minute, forget that pepper-spraying cops in this photo are wearing skirts – because this photo depicts a story within a story, and let’s just talk about the protective benefits of pepper spray.
I’ve never thought of keeping attacker-proof spray around, but if I want some, it seems like pepper spray would be a better choice than mace or other sprays. Facebook friends like wasp spray, but the drawback is that according to Snopes, it’s illegal in many jurisdictions:
Anna C. Ward says: If you are thinking about mace in the house for protection, you might consider wasp spray. It is non lethal, accurate up to 20 to 30 feet and is legal tho it will give a potential robber a very bad day.
And Alyce Stewart adds: @Anna C. Ward –additional info: it can’t be ‘washed out’. The person will have to seek medical assistance . I have my can next to my bed. After being followed twice after leaving the train, I called to notify the PD. The officer that responded and I had a long convo re:wasp spray being more effective. With mace, you have to be up close and personal and know when to ‘hold’ your own breath otherwise you’ll go under too. It’s also suggested to carry a can in your car. Prayer first is always an option. IJS
In those jurisdictions, all sprays besides pepper sprays are illegal. Pepper spray also has a range of 25 feet or so. Seems like it would be a good idea to check out your local laws before buying a personal defense product.