Use of Reasonable Force
Whether you carry a firearm or other weapon, remember you can only use deadly force if you reasonably believe that using or threatening to use such force is necessary to prevent imminent death or great bodily harm to yourself or another, or to prevent the imminent commission of a forcible felony. Furthermore, nondeadly force can only be used when you reasonably believe that such conduct is necessary to defend yourself or another against another imminent use of unlawful force.
You must also remember that although the state has preempted local governments from making rules regulating firearms, they have not done the same with other weapons. This means that as you travel throughout the state, the law can change as you go from one town to the other or one county to the next.
Do not Carry Concealed without a CWFL
Also, remember it is illegal to conceal carry any weapon without a concealed carry license. You must openly carry your self-defense non-lethal weapon if you do not have a CWFL. As we mentioned earlier, chemical sprays and tasers are the only exceptions. Otherwise, you are carrying it illegally.
If any questions arise regarding a less-than-lethal weapon, call U.S. LawShield to speak with your Independent Program Attorney.