Self-Defense Pepper Spray

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C. 140 § 122C Self Defense Sprays (Massachusetts Laws)

(a) As used in this section and section 122D, “self-defense spray” shall mean chemical mace, pepper spray or any device or instrument which contains, propels or emits a liquid, gas, powder or other substance designed to incapacitate.
(b) Whoever, not being licensed as provided in section 122B, sells self-defense spray shall be punished by a fine of not more than $1,000 or by imprisonment in a house of correction for not more than 2 years.
(c) Whoever sells self-defense spray to a person younger than 18 years of age, if the person younger than 18 years of age does not have a firearms identification card, shall be punished by a fine of not more than $300.
(d) A person under 18 years of age who possesses self-defense spray and who does not have a firearms identification card shall be punished by a fine of not more than $300.

Classification: Misdemeanor
Penalty for selling without license: Fine not to exceed $1000 or not more than 2 years HOC or both
Penalty for selling to person under 18 if person has no FID Card: Fine not to exceed $300
Penalty for person under 18 possessing without FID Card: Fine not to exceed $300
Right of Arrest: No Right of Arrest

§ 122C NOTES
1. License to sell: A license under Section 122B is required to sell Self Defense Sprays.
2. No FID/LTC Needed for Adults: No license to purchase needed for person over 18.
3. Under 18: Person under 18 may purchase with FID Card. (15-18 years old needs a Firearms Identification Card)
4. Possession Under 18: Person under 18 may not possess without FID Card

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