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Now, getting pepper spray allowed: Here you can buy them

It will only dealers with the permission to negotiate weapons, which are allowed to sell pepper spray to the danes.

this was stated by The director of the Danish Våbenhandlerforening Poul Erik Pedersen to Ekstra Bladet.

Therefore you must in one of the 70 jagtbutikker in Denmark, which is organised under the Danish Våbenhandlerforeninger, if you want to acquire pepper spray.

the Reason is that pepper spray is considered a weapon, and that it therefore requires special permission to negotiate the kind.

And it will be in the first place necessary to meet the physical up in jagtbutikken. So it is not possible to buy pepper spray for delivery over the internet.

- You must show id, so you can probable that you are over 18 years of age, " says Poul Erik Pedersen to Ekstra Bladet.

Poul Erik Pedersen tells that the Danish Våbenhandlerforening have been in dialogue with the authorities just to get the answer to the question.

He says further, that the dealers now have been in a hurry to order the goods home, and then you are ready to sell pepper spray from 1. January.

The new law, which has been adopted on Tuesday, do it in the future is allowed to buy and store pepper spray in your own home. The intention is to give the danes the opportunity to defend themselves. For example, under hjemmerøverier.

Critics claim that pepper spray falling into the wrong hands, so people with criminal intentions now can easily obtain a pepper spray, which they can use to attack with.

But Poul Erik Pedersen believes that this will not be a problem.

- You can easily find other things that can do the same, but even more dangerous. For example, the knives, he says.

It contains pepper spray

Get an overview what pepper spray contains and how it works:

* pepper spray, also called OC (Oleoresin Capsicum), is related to tear gas – but is much stronger.

* the Content consists of cayenne pepper, or chili, which is mixed in the solvent. It is filled in an aerosol can, containing the propellant that helps the can's contents out in a thin beam.

* pepper spray can hit up to between six and seven meters distance.

* A can of pepper spray contains about two million Scoville Heat units, which is a device to measure the fruits and vegetables in strength.

* Thus corresponds pebersprayens strength approximately the strength of the world's strongest chili. A strong, thai the right measure typically between 50 to 200 on the Scoville scale.

* Gets one hit by the pepper spray in the face, it leads to acute pain in the eyes and on the skin, lacrimation and floats from the nose, difficulty in breathing, cough, general discomfort in the body as well as involuntary blinks or closing of the eyes.

* the Water reduces the effect faster.

* When a person is hit by the spray, he or she is in most cases unable to orient themselves and are forced therefore to abandon any attack or show physical resistance.

* Blindheden goods in about a half hour. The general discomfort disappear typically completely after two hours, and the spray does not provide permanent damage.

* the Police have since 1. January 2008 had the pepper spray as a regular part of their equipment.

Source: Nordisk Tidsskrift for Kriminalvidenskab,,

If you decide to purchase a pepper spray, you must do it at a time where you have the opportunity to take home directly after the purchase. It is not allowed to carry around a pepper spray, unless you are on the way home from the store.

- There is no opportunity for digressions on, for example, a tavern on the way home, " says Poul Erik Pedersen.

in addition to the 70 jagtbutikker, which now all get the chance to sell pepper spray, so there are a number of other smaller shops - especially in the province - who also has permission to sell weapons, informs the Danish Våbenhandlerforening.

Also guards and, for example, persons living under police protection, with the new law now have the opportunity to defend themselves with pepper spray.

Poul Erik Pedersen tells that the work is being done to find a digital solution, so shops with permission to sell the weapons get the chance to sell the weapons over the internet. But it requires that customers can legitimise itself - for example, with the use of NemID.

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