Consider carrying a less-lethal alternative just for this reason. Most civilians should consider a less-lethal form of protection, because
in most cases, you won’t be arrested for using it and it‘s much easier to
justify the use to law enforcement.
Every state has different laws regarding the purchase and use of OC spray. The JPX is not considered a firearm and legal to carry in most states. Please check with your local authorities about any restrictions your state may have.