I already posted this quite some time ago. But I think it bears repeating.
Those self-defense pepper sprays you get in gas stations, drug stores and the like do not work. Only the police are allowed to carry the good stuff that really works, for some reason.
About 20 years ago, a local reporter (Detroit, MI) let a woman spray him with her self-defense spray. It made him cough and wheeze a little, and made his eyes a little bloodshot. That’s all.
Plus you know, if some hoodlum attacks you, and you spray him with something that is pretty much inert, as I said, it will only make him more angry, I would imagine.
If you want self-defense, carry a walking stick, for a trip to the mail box, for example, or use your keys. Don’t rely on something that just is pointless, it would seem.
What do the rest of you have to say?