To Join the Military Police, You Must Get Pepper Sprayed in the Face

So you want to join the military police? Well then, get ready to get blasted with a a level-one contamination of oleoresin capsicum. In plain English: You'll be pepper sprayed in a very painful way. And then you'll have to work out! » 3/13/15 6:05pm 3/13/15 6:05pm

How to Defend Your Home Without Firearms

So, what, you think you're better than Batman? The Caped Crusader's out there protecting an entire city without packing heat but you can't defend your little abode without a gun? For shame! Here are four methods for protecting you and yours without exercising the Second Amendment. » 2/11/13 3:20pm 2/11/13 3:20pm

Pepper Spray Lighter Burns Without a Flame

Sometimes a sneak attack is the best way to fight off a would-be assailant. Pulling an obvious can of pepper spray out of your pocket or purse immediately tips them off that they're about to be blasted. But they'll be none-the-wiser if you pulled out this innocuous-looking lighter. » 4/18/12 2:20pm 4/18/12 2:20pm

Smoke Ring Gun Could Deliver Pepper Spray At a Blinding 90MPH

Smoke rings from a toy gun don't do much more than entertain a child. But by giving them an electrical charge, a company called Battelle has discovered a way to make them more useful for firefighting and even crowd control. » 3/03/12 11:00am 3/03/12 11:00am

Pepper Spray iPhone Case Takes Personal Safety a Bit Too Far

Of all the questionable iPhone cases I've seen, the Smart Guard certainly raises more than just a few eyebrows. It's designed to protect both the phone with a durable case, and the user with a can of pepper spray. » 2/21/12 10:10am 2/21/12 10:10am

Forget Pepper Spray—Destroying Protestors Gets Even Easier!

The next time you need to incapacitate a bunch of people sitting on the ground silently protesting corporate greed, think outside the box—face-burning spray canisters are becoming passé. Mother Jones' Dave Gilson wraps up the best eye-melters around. » 11/22/11 1:20pm 11/22/11 1:20pm

What Pepper Spray Does to Your Body

When Lieutenant John Pike casually hosed down a line of seated protesters with pepper spray, a lot of weird stuff immediately followed. No, we're not talking about the evolution of the meme. Or even the nationwide backlash. » 11/22/11 11:00am 11/22/11 11:00am

This Is the Pepper Spray Police Used on UC Davis Protesters (Updated)

We're awaiting confirmation from UC-Davis police, but after examining photos and videos of the incident, this is what we believe campus police used against the Occupy Wall Street protesters at UC Davis this weekend. It's nasty. » 11/21/11 1:19pm 11/21/11 1:19pm

How to Train Future Criminals: Line 'Em Up to Get Pepper Sprayed

This is a cop training video, showing future pepper spray wielders the pain and reality of getting sprayed. But a more sinister interpretation could be that future criminals are growing tolerant to pepper spray so no one can stop them. » 12/18/10 6:00pm 12/18/10 6:00pm

This Self-Contained Security System Will Probably Pepper Spray You

At first glance, the self-contained Burglar Blaster security system seems neat. It's quick to set up, covers up to 2,000 square feet, and will stop intruders with a shower of pepper spray. Nothing could go wrong with that, right? » 7/27/10 5:10pm 7/27/10 5:10pm

Pepper Spray Gel Ensures Your Attackers Eyes Get Burnt and Stay Burnt

Because getting maced just doesn't suck enough, there's now mace pepper spray gel. This shit will coat your face with pure, burning stickiness, turning your misinterpreted flirting into a blind search for water or anything else that'll provide relief for your painful, painful face. The benefit to the sprayer is that… » 5/07/08 12:50pm 5/07/08 12:50pm

"Spider-Man" Pepper Spray Bracelet Looks Like a Toy

Aside the fact that it's easy as balls to spot from a mile away thanks to its impressive heft and blue hue, Domonique Torrence's Spider-Man-inspired pepper spray bracelet comes close to being a useful idea. It's loaded with pepper spray cartridges, so you just slam the button in your palm to disperse the mild irritant… » 11/01/07 6:40pm 11/01/07 6:40pm

Swarovsky Crystal Embedded Pepper Spray

You'd think rich ladies would be the target of muggings more than poor ladies, hence, this Swarovsky crystal-embedded pepper spray. But then again, rich ladies don't usually venture into lousy neighborhoods. But if they did, and they were carrying this, wouldn't it lead to a mugging? » 8/25/06 8:24pm 8/25/06 8:24pm

Lipstick Pepper Spray

For females or even males there is always a chance of being attacked in a dark alley behind your favorite shady bar. This small and cheap ($13) gadget can trick the attacker into thinking you are prettying up for them when really they will just get a load of pepper spray in the eye. » 7/10/06 3:43pm 7/10/06 3:43pm