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Hi all. My wife and I will be taking a trip to the Niagara and Buffalo areas in NY State next week. I have a carry permit in PA. But seeing as I'm not allowed to defend my life or the life of my wife anymore with a firearm when I come to New york, can I at least carry mace anyway?

I carry a pistol every day of my life in PA every where I go but If I do the same thing in New York I will go to the slammer and become a Felon. That would disallow me from ever being able to posses a firearm again. AAAAAHHHHHH! That makes me crazy. OK I'm off my soap box now....

I even thought of being sneaky and packing a pocket pistol but its just not worth the risk to me at this point. So I definitely won't be doing that.

So anyway is mace/pepper spray legal in new york.

Can you guys and gals recommend a brand?

Thanks
 

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Can you guys and gals recommend a brand?
I'm currently looking at DPS from:http://www.selfdefenseproducts.com/pepper/DPS/index.htm.

I've carried Fox Labs for a couple of years. But, I'm looking at the DPS now. And I'm unsure if I want the foam or the stream. I'm leaning toward foam at this point. But, I've never had to use it or been sprayed with it, so I can't really "recommend" it. It just looks interesting to me.
 

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Fox works like a champ. Get two streams, one to train with, the other to carry.
 

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As a born and raised Buffalo-nian I can offer only this advice...

Guns and NYS = BAD. I never even bothered to try to get my handgun permit (to own...not carry...just to own for target shooting). Moved to Virgnina..got my gun in 20 mins and CCW took all of two weeks after application...

OK...sorry....off my anti NYS rant...

I don't know if you have a plan in NF/BUF yet, but here are my suggestions for visitors....

1. The Falls are cool...for about 5 mins...it's just a bunch of water falling off a hill... :supergrin:

2. Take a Jet Boat ride...they are on both the American and Canadian sides below the Falls...very fun...you WILL get soaked from head to toe...bring a spare set of clothes down to socks, shoes and underwear. Not for sight-seeing...it's adrenaline....AWESOME time.

3. The better casino is on the Canadian side....trust me...

4. Anchor Bar (the birthplace of Buffalo Wings) is now a tourist restaurant. There are much better places to get wings...ask around. My suggestions...Pesci's (Clarence, NY), Duff's (Amherst, NY), Brennan's Bowery Bar (Amherst/Clarence border).

I grew up in the suburbs (yeah..you guessed it, Amherst/Clarence border) and only will comment on what I've had for wings....there may be better...but I like those).

Full Disclaimer...My good friends mother own's Duff's...they are a local Buffalo favorite. They offer wings up to Suicidal "hotness"....DO NOT ASK FOR SUICIDAL. I'm no machine but I always get my wings extra hot at other places...Duff's DOES NOT fool around. I have never tried them out of fear....Suicidal is just that...Don't do it. :steamed: :steamed: :steamed: :steamed:

Enjoy your trip.
 

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Thanks for all the replies. Still wondering if it's legal to carry mace in NYS though.

While I was looking for the law on mace I happened across this gem:

"§ 245.05 Offensive exhibition.
A person is guilty of offensive exhibition when he knowingly produces,
operates, manages or furnishes premises for, or in any way promotes or
participates in, an exhibition in the nature of public entertainment or
amusement in which:
1. A person competes continuously without respite for a period of more
than eight consecutive hours in a dance contest, bicycle race or other
contest involving physical endurance;"

The elected officials in this state clearly are inflicted with a mental disorder.
 

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I'm currently looking at DPS from:http://www.selfdefenseproducts.com/pepper/DPS/index.htm.

I've carried Fox Labs for a couple of years. But, I'm looking at the DPS now. And I'm unsure if I want the foam or the stream. I'm leaning toward foam at this point. But, I've never had to use it or been sprayed with it, so I can't really "recommend" it. It just looks interesting to me.
Be VERY careful with the foam. It wipes off as easily as it goes on and can wind up on you much more easily than the stream.
 

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Hi all. My wife and I will be taking a trip to the Niagara and Buffalo areas in NY State next week. I have a carry permit in PA. But seeing as I'm not allowed to defend my life or the life of my wife anymore with a firearm when I come to New york, can I at least carry mace anyway?

I carry a pistol every day of my life in PA every where I go but If I do the same thing in New York I will go to the slammer and become a Felon. That would disallow me from ever being able to posses a firearm again. AAAAAHHHHHH! That makes me crazy. OK I'm off my soap box now....

I even thought of being sneaky and packing a pocket pistol but its just not worth the risk to me at this point. So I definitely won't be doing that.

So anyway is mace/pepper spray legal in new york.

Can you guys and gals recommend a brand?

Thanks
I know the law sucks but thats the way it is! Not sure about pepper spray in NYS. Just do some research.
 
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