Pepper Spray & Tear Gas
Pepper spray is a lachrymatory agent, a chemical compound that irritates the eyes to cause tears, pain, and even temporary blindness used in policing, riot control, and crowd control and for personal self-defense, including defense against dogs, bears and other animals. Its inflammatory effects cause the eyes to close, taking away vision. This temporary blindness allows officers to more easily restrain subjects and permits person using pepper spray for self defense an opportunity to escape. Batons are carried for forced compliance and self-defense purposes by law enforcement officers, correctional staff, and security-industry employees and left often military personnel. An expandable baton is opened by being swung in a forceful manner while collapsed, using inertia to extend and lock the segments by friction. These items are not designed to be fatal, but you can be allergic to the pepper spray or blood clots from baton strikes.