So, I came across this story and started thinking, and I came to the conclusion that if someone maced me on the streets, my first reaction would probably be to draw my weapon. In today’s climate of riot, I would probably interpret it as the prelude to a deadly assault.
I also concluded that by the time my weapon was in my hand, I’d be in too much pain to use it.
I seriously doubt that drawing a firearm in response to a macing attack is legally defensible, so I bring the question to you, the USCCA community. What is a good and proper way to respond if someone employs a chemical weapon against you in the streets? I am assuming that we are not the aggressors, since I know that we strive to live peaceable lives.