United States Laws on Self Defense

NOTE: This information is not provided as legal advice. Always consult a lawyer and seek legal guidance.

The laws on self defense vary depending on the self defense product and the state you plan to use/own the device in. Some states in the United States have very strict self defense laws while others are very lenient.

Even the most basic self defense device may be restricted in your state. Most people think that self defense spray is legal everywhere, but these sprays are restricted in several states.

If you find that a device is legal in your state you may want to check with your county or city regulations also. Each city or town has the ability to restrict the use of self defense devices and may not allow them. The most commonly restricted non-lethal self defense devices are stun guns, pepper spray and tasers.

See below for a list of some of the self defense laws that we have come across. This list is not guaranteed to be 100% accurate and up to date due to the continuously changing nature of self defense laws from location to location. We do our best to update these laws on a regular basis.

Stun Gun, Taser & Stun Baton Laws

Pepper Spray Laws

Expandable Baton Laws