Does anyone carry around pepper spray? Where can you buy? Wife has late hours on train - feel like it's unsafe.

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F 🐠 here. I’ve lived here 10+ years and I can count on 1 hand the times I’ve felt unsafe on the train late at night. I used to regularly work quite late (getting home around midnight).

However, I don’t deny that having something like pepper spray can make a person feel more comfortable. I had it living abroad. My reocommendation is to practice using it (with protective gear) because using it for the first time in the heat of the moment can result in a misfire.


M/30’s and had to use it on someone to prevent getting attacked. It made them run. Got blindsided by their accomplice though.


I shipped it to my friend’s place in NJ. Check out Sabre. Lots of options

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Why doesn’t NY let you direct order pepper spray? Why make it this hard to obtain a critical self defense item (especially for women) I remember getting pepper spray in COLLEGE when I lived in DC and it was easy… and very necessary


According to my mom, in the 70s woman would feel unsafe on the train and use it causing the fumes to make everyone miserable.


You have to buy it at a pharmacy and sign some paperwork. Otherwise buy out of state. Can’t get it shipped in.


Have to buy out of state. Target, walmart etc.


I personally have a Birdie safety alarm -- doesn't require you to "interact" with a attacker like you would with pepper spray or other defensive tool


The safety alarm or rape whistle only really gives out loud noise to defer the attacker. If you’re in some alley or at odd hours where no one would hear it, the attacker can/will still attack you


How about a rape whistle?


A very good friend of mine does. And he’s pretty buff, so I’m not quite sure who’d attack him. But he lives in FL so I guess he could probably carry a gun too! (But he doesn’t.) though I guess if he got rushed … maybe I need some. And I’m skinny, not buff!


You can buy it in Chinatown


My wife does. Her coworker gave her one. Illegal but who cares. Sure not too hard to find

Its only legal if it’s pocket sized canister.. which is most likely for carrying around haha

Which state?

Buy in jersey and come back


Ugh I just saw some guy take a photo of a girl on the subway tonight — it’s gross.

I ordered it on Amazon to a friend who lives out of state and when he came to visit he brought it with him

Did you see what happened to a woman on the Philly subway earlier this week....? And people watched and recorded it without helping.... AND THE GUY IS HERE ILLEGALLY AND HAS A HISTORY OF DOING SHIT *smh at the craziness of it all


When I lived in ny I had to ask friends in connecticut to get it for me. You can buy in on Amazon and have it ship to them.

If you have any coworkers that commute from CT maybe ask them if they can grab you some?


I know a pharmacy that sells them. Send me a private message if you want the name of it. I don’t want anyone to report them

When i lived in Brooklyn, they were literally selling it on the street vendor kiosks lol

Have your wife find women who were in NY in the 70s. They have all the best tips for realistic safety in the City. Although my mom would say “welcome to NY”. (She grew up in the 70s and likes to remind me of how it used to be)

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