Have Fun on Halloween, but Be Cautious
This is it. Halloween weekend is here, and you better be prepared. You have the perfect costume, and you can’t wait to take a million selfies. You’re currently trying to think of ways to sneak your flask into the party you’ve RSVPed to. And you just bought a pack of condoms just in case things get freaky on this freak show of a night. But I bet you’re missing something, and that’s the pepper spray.
If you are going with a significant other, make sure to stay close because crowds are huge on this festive night. If you’re single, you better have your friends by your side and the “Find My Friend” app downloaded on you phone just in case. Either way, you can’t go wrong with having pepper spray with you in case you drift from the crowd. You do not want to be a real life horror story this Halloween, so it is better to be safe than sorry.
Before you take out the debit card and shop online for pepper spray, know that D.C. has a pepper spray Law. This law encourages residents and visitors to ensure their safety by carrying a non-lethal self-defense device such as pepper spray or other MACE brand chemical spray. The law emphasizes that any type of safety spray must be registered at a local police station so that law enforcement officers know who is carrying defense spray and ensure they are used in a lawful manner. Adults 18 years or older may purchase and register a canister of spray on their own, but anyone 14 or older may do so with the permission of a parent or legal guardian.
Whether you’re single or in a relationship, there’s always a chance you’ll drunkenly wander off and potentially get lost. To ensure you are safe, it doesn’t hurt to have a registered pepper spray can with you. They even sell them in cute colors, and they are very portable. Don’t be afraid to mingle with new friends, but having that extra safety just in case will put you more at ease. Think about it, you can even bejewel it, because anything can be bejeweled.
So drink the rum spiked kool-aid and dance the night away with a gorilla, but don’t be afraid to put a stop to any unwanted money business. And if you bring someone home make sure its because YOU want to get freaky this Halloween weekend. Don’t be afraid to pull that pepper spray trigger if shit gets too scary!