Non Lethal Options!
By Will Farrugia - Director of Training - Florida Firearms Training.
Pepper Spray IS the answer…For the Concealed Weapon Permit (CWP) holder, not every threat demands or justifies a “Lethal Force” response. A simple assault does not legally warrant the use of “Deadly Force”.
If you think of the MOST likely scenarios that you or your loved ones may encounter, MOST will not require the use of a firearm. Having a GOOD non-lethal weapon that you can deploy at distance (keeping you as far away from the threat as possible) is a GREAT idea.
Secondly for the CWP holder and non CWP holders here in our home State of Florida, we can carry Pepper Spray into many locations where firearms are simply NOT permitted. So the gun stays in the car!
Additionally, in Florida, because chemical sprays of under 2oz are NOT considered a weapon under state statue 790. 06, it can be carried by individuals (such as teenage kids) that are aren’t legally permitted to carry or own weapons due to age or other restrictions.
Let me say that again…Pepper Spray with UNDER 2 ounces of chemical are NOT considered WEAPONS by the State of Florida. Therefore almost ANYONE of ANY age can carry it in public.
Like any fighting tool, Pepper Spray (or Chemical Spray) can be VERY effective if deployed correctly against people and animals without doing any lasting harm. So even if you do carry a pistol, having some Pepper Spray with you is a GREAT way to round out your personal defense plan.
The FFT 2-Hour Pepper Spray Training Class guides you through the do and don’ts of Pepper Spray Brands, Selection, Deployment and Decontamination. This class also gives you the opportunity to train against REAL live opponents in a welcoming, fun and educational way. It is the perfect family self-defense class, or gift regardless to age, sex, and ability. In short, a perfect legal, no lethal, personal defensive system for everyone with or without a Concealed Weapons Permit.