Wisconsin Lawmakers hold public hearing on loosening the regulations on pepper spray laws

by Trent Warner
(Central Illinois)


There may be good news for those whom live in Wisconsin and have to deal with the Wisconsin Pepper Spray Laws.



Wisconsin lawmakers are examining the restrictive regulations on pepper sprays in their state.


Here is an article about updating Wisconsin Pepper Spray law..

Pepper spray is a non-lethal alternative to firearms for self-defense, so says state Representative Jeremy Thiesfeldt (R-Fond du Lac). Wisconsin has concealed carry and Castle doctrine laws, and the Fond du Lac Republican tells members of the Senate Judiciary Committee during a public hearing that it’s logical to revise the pepper spray regulations.

“So, because the rules on pepper spray are so narrow and restrictive, one might be more likely to use a firearm rather than the non-lethal pepper spray. So, it isn’t reasonable to prohibit people from protecting themselves with this non-lethal product.”

Thiesfeldt says by making pepper spray canisters easier to obtain, and with a higher percentage of active ingredient, the incidents of firearm-use for defensive purposes would be reduced.

Thiesfeldt argues pepper spray is often just as effective as a gun in stopping an attack, but without causing serious injury. “In locations where concealed carry is restricted, such as public buildings, citizens should have a broad range of alternative defensive options.”
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I hope they do update their pepper spray laws.

Pepper sprays are a great non-lethal self defense weapon and can protect those whom would otherwise not have a means of protection.

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