Questions about D.C.
This is a discussion on Questions about D.C. within the Related Gear & Equipment forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I'm taking a trip to the District of Corruption next week (actually leaving Friday) and although I have been there literally hundreds of times this ...
Post By jwhite75
Post By SIXTO
August 3rd, 2011 07:34 PM
Questions about D.C.
I'm taking a trip to the District of Corruption next week (actually leaving Friday) and although I have been there literally hundreds of times this is a new paradigm. I have always stayed in VA or MD on rare occasion. Depending on the venues visited I have taken my CCW but more often not.
The dilemma comes about now that I am a single father. Friday morning my 15 yo daughter and I are headed out to DC. We'll be staying in town so no guns. My question is does anyone know the law on OC in DC and if you have a link even better.
While I be working my daughter will venture out to the Mall and hit the museums etc... I'd like her to be able to carry some OC.
Thanks in advance!
I guess with a little google foo I was able to find it easier than I thought.
More Details on Washington D.C. Pepper Spray Laws
Residents and visitors to DC may want to ensure their own safety by carrying a non lethal self defense device such as pepper spray or a MACE brand chemical spray. These personal security items may be purchased in the state, but before a citizen may legally possess any type of safety spray they must first register the weapon at a local police station. This allows law enforcement officers to know exactly who is carrying any type of defense spray and to help make sure they are used in a lawful manner. Only people who are 18 years or older may purchase and register a canister of spray on their own, but anyone 14 or older may do so as long as they have the permission of a parent or legal guardian.
Defense sprays are registered to discourage any illegal use of these powerful weapons. It is only lawful to use them if you are threatened with bodily harm. Just one blast of pepper spray is enough to completely incapacitate any aggressor, so it is an ideal form of self protection in Washington D.C., or anywhere you may go.
August 3rd, 2011 08:01 PM
I don't know the law, but I think you need a permit for OC spray. I think it falls under the weapons category.
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August 3rd, 2011 08:18 PM
In DC proper, you and your daughter would probably best be served by carring a cell phone. Just whip it out and dial 911 and the bad guys will flee in terror! Or so says Sara Brady.
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August 3rd, 2011 10:12 PM
If by OC you mean open carry-absolutely not. OC spray is legal but bring it with you. OC spray purchased in DC requires registering it with DC Police. Blades up to 4 inches are ok as long as you have no criminal intent
August 3rd, 2011 10:39 PM
I carried my cell phone and my head on the swivel.
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August 26th, 2011 08:02 PM
I lived there in the 60's I do not venture back unless it is a matter of life or death!!!!!!!!!
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August 26th, 2011 11:44 PM
Just about everything is a no no in DC. Good news is, stay in the touristy areas and its one of the best policed cities in the world... step off the beaten path and its one of the worst.
August 27th, 2011 08:44 AM
We had a good trip and she felt safe. We stayed right on Pennsylvania so we right in the center of town. I folded the map, told her not to leave the square. Like SIXTO said everything within the square was highly patrolled.
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