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Ask HPD: Pepper Spray


Question: Is it legal to buy pepper spray?

Answer: If you are 18 or older, you can purchase pepper spray from a licensed retailer.

Question: Is it legal to use pepper spray in self-defense?

Answer: A person can use pepper spray in self-defense, to protect others, or to protect property. Remember, you will be held accountable for the level of force used in self-defense. So it’s important to know the statute regarding the use of force.

HRS §703-304 Use of force in self-protection

ROH Sec. 41-37.3

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