Pepper spray is one of the most widely used nonlethal self-defense and crowd control agents in the world. Officially known as Oleoresin Capsicum spray, it’s precisely what it appears to be – an extremely concentrated extract of capsaicin, the active ingredient in peppers.
When sprayed at a person, it causes a strong reaction that almost always incapacitates them, without causing long-lasting damage or ill effects. Pepper spray is also much less strictly regulated than guns or tasers. This is why it’s so widespread in both law enforcement practice and for self-defense by private citizens.
Pepper spray does, however, require training to use effectively. An unskilled user may end up causing harm to people or animals, or even spraying themselves.
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