Pepper spray is like the holy grail of personal safety products for women, right? It's small, it's effective, and it can stop an attacker in their tracks. But if you live in New York, you're out of luck trying to buy it online. Why? Because New York law prevents pepper spray being shipped across state lines. Also, anyone selling pepper spray must be a licensed pharmacist. What gives, New York?
Now, we get that New York has some pretty strict gun laws, but come on. Pepper spray isn't a weapon. It's a non-lethal self-defense tool that can help keep women safe when walking alone or in sketchy areas. Without access to pepper spray, women in the state of New York are left feeling vulnerable and unprotected.
And let's be real, New York isn't exactly known for being the safest place in the world. The crime rate is sky high, and women in particular are at a higher risk of becoming victims of crime.
So, if you're a woman living in New York, just know that we feel your pain. It's not easy living in the crime capital of the United States without access to one of the most effective self-defense tools out there. But, we'll just have to keep on keepin' on and hope that one day, New York lawmakers will see the light and lift the ban on pepper spray. Until then, stay safe and stay vigilant!