Expanding on (instead of hi-jacking..) the pepper spray thread down lower, I just considered starting to carry PS and this comes at a good time. What are your reasons for carrying it? My decision was based, partly, while thinking about the dreaded Trayvon Martin case. Pepper spray would have , IMO, been a good "next step" before going for the ultimate step and shooting. Of course, no one at this time has ALL the info and evidence, but it got me thinking. Stand your ground OR (better) move away from the scene. If that can't be done safely, if the unarmed BG is getting the best of you, would PS have been a good intermediate step? Your opinions, please. Before shooting, if Martin had gotten a good dose of PS in his eyeballs things might have turned out differently. Or not, we don't really know at this time. But it made me think. So what are your reasons / motivation for carrying PS? I'm sure Al Sharpton and Rev. Jesse HATE it because it would cut down on the cases where they get to find a camera and give one of their oh-so-neutral "speeches" and therefore their income. But for everyday citizens with no agenda except saving their hides, is PS a good option? And why? Thanks in advance to all.