Guardian Self Defense and Security Blog

Michigan Self Defense Spray Legislation

A bill increasing the amount of chemicals which can be used in self-defense spray or foam devices was signed into law last week by then-Gov. Granholm.

“Michigan residents will now have access to a greater variety of self-defense products that are not lethal and easy to purchase to protect themselves and their property,” said Rep. Hugh Crawford (R-Novi) who introduced the legislation in the state House. “Allowing a higher concentration of this chemical in pepper spray devices makes these products safer for users, and gives a person more options instead of using physical force for protection.”

Crawford’s legislation, House Bill 6053, increased the amount of the chemical oleoresin capsicum allowed in self-defense, or “pepper spray” devices from two percent to 10 percent.

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