If you are high school age in Minnesota and want to protect yourself against a potential attacker is it legal to carry Pepper Spray?

There are over 5.5 million residents in the state of Minnesota. And unfortunately, some of them are bad people.

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So what if a Minnesota teen wants to carry Pepper Spray to defend themselves in the case of attack?

Pepper spray contains an inflammatory compound called capsaicin.

It causes burning, pain, and tears when it comes into contact with a person’s eyes.

Symptoms usually resolve in 30 minutes, but some people may experience more severe effects.

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According to Minnesota.gov this is the law concerning pepper spray or tear gas...

  • No person under the age of 16 may possess or use an authorized tear gas compound except by written permission of a parent or guardian.
  • No one under the age of 18 may possess or use an electronic incapacitation device such as a stun gun.
  • Minnesota requires permits to purchase and carry handguns, concealed or otherwise.
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