Bring the OC or Leave it Home?

Bring the OC or Leave it Home?

This is a discussion on Bring the OC or Leave it Home? within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; The end of Feb. flying to Cancun/Cozumel area for a week. Bring the Freeze+P or leave it home?? I know that my CZ would land ...

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 22

Thread: Bring the OC or Leave it Home?

  1. #1
    Member Array CraigJS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Minnesota
    Posts
    210

    Bring the OC or Leave it Home?

    The end of Feb. flying to Cancun/Cozumel area for a week. Bring the Freeze+P or leave it home?? I know that my CZ would land me in a Mexican jail, but what about my spray? Anybody with experience out there.. I'm bring a small Gerber folder and my 6P Surefire. Your opinions/thoughts. I really don't what to learn to say "Bubba" in spanish.


  2. #2
    VIP Member Array Bud White's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Away - Health Problems
    Posts
    17,353
    Your probley gonna have to leave it at home..

    I think Scott Fly's a lot hopefully he can answer for sure

  3. #3
    Administrative Ban Array PseudoFinn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    MI
    Posts
    46
    http://www.packing.org/state/all_of_...eadlyforce_law

    This page states that bringing one solitary round of ammo into Mexico nets you a five year mexican jailhouse nickname (Looks like Bubba is already taken, sorry). I know you're talking about pepper spray and not firearms or ammo- but considering this I'd make sure you get your knowledge of Mexican law in this area from a VERY credible source.

    I would call the airline, and whatever they tell you- verify it somewhere else. Be careful, brother!

  4. #4
    Senior Moderator
    Array HotGuns's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Arkansas
    Posts
    14,964
    Airlines wont let you fly with ANY pepper spray and will confinscate it.

  5. #5
    Membership Revoked Array HappyGunner's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Oklahoma
    Posts
    151
    You really have to be careful in Mexico if anything happens even if it's not you'r fault if you are not Mexican you are going to have problems.

    If their nasty food and water don't make you sick even maybe kill you as it has many others. You always have a chance of being robbed and beaten to a pulp. Don't think any Mexican or Mexican Cop will try to help you they won't do a thing seeing you'r not Mexican.

    If you get arrested in Mexico you are in for a lot of trouble and it will cost you plenty to get free.

    There is no way I would every travel into Mexico for any cheap vacation. IMHO Mexico sucks.

  6. #6
    Senior Member Array GoodSamaritan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Central Kentucky
    Posts
    790
    I am with happy gunner, go somewhere else.

  7. #7
    Administrative Ban Array PseudoFinn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    MI
    Posts
    46
    I think this may be incorrect, HotGuns. Perhaps you're speaking of on your person, I would hope everyone realizes they can't enter the gates with pepper spray in your pocket! That being said, it appears the 4oz of pepper spray is permitted on an airline, in your carry on. I didn't see a revision date, so this is not advice, only to say that a document exists that appears to allow pepper spray in carry on. You'll need to investigate further yourself- but it looks okay on the USA side. Don't forget you need to check with Mexico.

    I quote the following from tsa.gov. Remember, things change- this was a four second google search. I don't know if this info is current. Be safe!


    "Mace/Pepper Spray
    One 118 ml or 4 Fl. oz. container of mace or pepper spray is permitted in
    checked baggage provided it is equipped with a safety mechanism to
    prevent accidental discharge. For more information on these and other
    hazardous materials, visit http://asi.faa.gov/Passenger.asp"


    http://www.tsa.gov/interweb/assetlib...16_2005_v3.pdf


    edit- come on now. he's not looking for travel destination advice- LOL! just realize what they say is pretty much true. hopefully you are traveling to a safe area of Mexico- STAY OUT OF TIJUANA!

  8. #8
    New Member Array TEXXD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    6
    I live on the Border and have travelled far into Mexico a great many times. If you can get your piece into the country, but wind up having to use it and are caught, you're in a world of hurt. If you get in any kind of trouble, which can be defined as attracting the attention of the police (you don't have to be doing anything wrong. They just want your money) or other criminals (they are abundant), you're in a world of hurt. Mexico does suck, especially with a drug war going on that rivals those that have happened in Columbia.

    If you feel you may need to defend yourself there, go somewhere else. Otherwise, don't pack anything and stay in well lit and well crowded areas.

    Mexico is beautiful, but very dangerous.

    PS
    Never go to Mexico City.
    American By Birth. Texan by the Grace of God!

  9. #9
    Member Array CraigJS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Minnesota
    Posts
    210
    Pepper spray MUST BE IN CHECKED baggage. Up to 4oz or 118ml in a container that has a locking device. I printed out the TSA "prohibitted" list, under martial arts stuff it oks the 4oz., but at the end of the list it shows Mace as being a "NO NO". ??? I'm more worried about our southern "friends", that the TSA. I'd keep a copy of THEIR list (with the spray) and if a problem I'd tell them, they can have it.... Sorry but I'm locked into going, the wife made the arangements (it's our 25th). GEEE wiz, how do all those TV secret agents do all that border hopping?

  10. #10
    Administrator
    Array QKShooter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Off Of The X
    Posts
    35,577

    Thumbs up Mexico

    "The end of Feb. flying to Cancun/Cozumel"

    There are thousands of Americans who travel to Cancun every year & they somehow manage to have a great time & arrive back home safe & sound.

    Have a nice trip.

  11. #11
    VIP Member Array Ti Carry's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Under Cover
    Posts
    2,035
    Quote Originally Posted by HotGuns
    Airlines wont let you fly with ANY pepper spray and will confinscate it.
    Not so, you would be surprised as to what you can bring in check baggage. A couple post's above explains pepper spray but, checked guns and ammo are allowed with most airlines.

    The only one I know you can't fly and check these items is USA 3000.

    Ti.
    Train and train hard, you might not get a second chance to make a first impression!

    I vote for Monica Lewinsky's Ex-Boyfriend's Wife for President.....Not!

  12. #12
    VIP Member
    Array Team American's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Arizona
    Posts
    3,826
    Quote Originally Posted by CraigJS
    The end of Feb. flying to Cancun/Cozumel area for a week.
    Stay on your toes down there...I understand that some dangerous characters are lurking about...

    "I surrounded 'em"- Alvin York

    "They're ain't many troubles that a man can't fix with seven hundred dollars and a thirty ought six"- Jeff Cooper

  13. #13
    Administrator
    Array QKShooter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Off Of The X
    Posts
    35,577

    Talking Team American !!!!

    Holy Crap!!...Where is the damn OC Spray???....Ahhhhhhhh...Get Away! haha...GET AWAY!....What are you trying to do to me...??? Coerce me into buying you a Tequila Sunrise???
    Leave Me Alone! Get Your Hands OFF ME GIRL!


    Quote Originally Posted by Team American
    Stay on your toes down there...I understand that some dangerous characters are lurking about...


  14. #14
    Distinguished Member Array fed_wif_a_sig's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Denton, TX
    Posts
    1,376
    If you pack OC spray or mace, your stand a good chance of facing not only criminal charges but civil fines as well. Id skip OC on any airline flight. Check with the TSA before you do, but until you have it in writing (ie an email) from the TSA I wouldnt do it.
    Steve
    "Respect all ... Fear none!!!

  15. #15
    Senior Moderator
    Array HotGuns's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Arkansas
    Posts
    14,964
    PseudoFinn...

    That being said, it appears the 4oz of pepper spray is permitted on an airline, in your carry on. I didn't see a revision date, so this is not advice, only to say that a document exists that appears to allow pepper spray in carry on.
    "Checked baggage" and "carry on" baggage are two different things.

    It may be possible to bring guns,ammo,knives and pepperspray in "checked baggage" where you cant access it, but NO WAY are you going to be able to carry it on the plane as it is considered a non lethal weapon.

    That was revised as a result of 9/11.


    Also...many countries dont allow their citizens to carry any form of it.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. Gun to leave home with the wife
    By Waltah in forum Home (And Away From Home) Defense Discussion
    Replies: 51
    Last Post: April 16th, 2011, 01:13 AM
  2. Leave it in the car or at home
    By ssmtbracer in forum Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: December 20th, 2010, 08:03 PM
  3. visiting nyc-had to leave gun at home
    By wetdough in forum Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions
    Replies: 35
    Last Post: October 1st, 2010, 09:55 AM
  4. Don't stop and don't leave home without your gun.
    By farronwolf in forum In the News: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: November 22nd, 2009, 04:57 AM
  5. Please leave the dog home
    By HKinNY in forum Off Topic & Humor Discussion
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: October 15th, 2009, 06:13 PM

Search tags for this page

bringing pepper spray into mexico

,
can i carry a big pocket knife in cancun mexico
,
can i carry pepper spray on a mexican airline
,
can i take oc spray to mexico?
,
can you bring oc spray into tijuana
,
can you carry mace guns into mexico
,

can you take mace into mexico

,
can you take mase into mexico
,

cozumel dangerous

,
im visiting ny can i bring pepper spray
,

is it legal to carry pepper spray in mexico

,
is oc legal in cozumel?
,

is pepper spray legal in mexico

,
oc spray in cancun
,
pepper spray checked baggage into mexico
Click on a term to search for related topics.