Trinidad & Tobago: Commissioner endorses use of regulated pepper spray, guns for women

Commissioner of Police, Gary Griffith believes that women should have more methods available to them for self-protection. Speaking at a media conference today, the Commissioner said that pepper spray and firearm user’s licenses should be allowed for them. 

As far as pepper spray is concerned, the Commissioner said it’s necessary that women have immediate tools that they can use in the face of danger. 

“All you need is one spray and that one spray can have that individual in such an uncomfortable position that it gives the female the opportunity to escape. Pepper spray is non-lethal,” he implored.     

Referencing the Prime Minister’s statements that advice would be sought on the viability of pepper spray as a defence mechanism, Griffith said based on his own research, the spray would be useful once regulated.


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