AFAIK, there is no specific law against using pepper spray against a true attack. There is probably a law against buying it, selling it in California. Stun-gun, nope, can't have or use.
But say you have one from 20 years ago in your apt. and a BG breaks in and gets zapped and runs away. Who's gonna know? No DA is going to try and charge an innocent, no lawyer will insist their client disclose this device.
Best bet? Use safe practices, no going out after dark, go in pairs, carry a cane, stay out of bars, if mugged, give up your cash and run.
It's kinda like saying 'can you take a .30-06 to the bear exhibit at the Zoo?'. Uh, just don't jump into the bear enclosure and you'll be fine. :wink:
I was there in the summer of 2014, in the Fisherman's Wharf area... even after dark, it seemed fairly safe. Just dont keep valuables in easily picked pockets, keep aware of surroundings and your chances will be good to go home safe and unaccosted.
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