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Is pepper spray legal in Thailand?

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Somebody mentioned pepper spray on another thread. I seem to remember reading a couple of years ago that pepper spray had become illegal in Thailand. Is that the case or not?

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Why didn't you ask on that thread?

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For the OP, this is from a post made by Somsak Lawyer in September 2014:

"By law there are two types of weapons, (1) weapon by condition eg. knife, gun etc. (2) weapon by use eg. bat, bottles, stick etc. Batons, knives and pepper spray are considered weapons by condition, if you are caught with one by the police you could be fined THB 100 and have it confiscated. In the case of using it as self defense you can use it if it's against a weapon that is of a more dangerous in nature such as a knife or a gun. Only police and authorised personnel are legally allowed to carry such weapons."

http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/762108-concealed-pepper-spray-expandable-batons-and-pocket-knives/

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Why didn't you ask on that thread?

Very helpful response.

For the OP, this is from a post made by Somsak Lawyer in September 2014:

"By law there are two types of weapons, (1) weapon by condition eg. knife, gun etc. (2) weapon by use eg. bat, bottles, stick etc. Batons, knives and pepper spray are considered weapons by condition, if you are caught with one by the police you could be fined THB 100 and have it confiscated. In the case of using it as self defense you can use it if it's against a weapon that is of a more dangerous in nature such as a knife or a gun. Only police and authorised personnel are legally allowed to carry such weapons."

http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/762108-concealed-pepper-spray-expandable-batons-and-pocket-knives/

You're correct, I should have suggested he use the search function.

Also, considering the subject was already being discussed, why start a new, redundant topic.

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Why didn't you ask on that thread?

Very helpful response.

For the OP, this is from a post made by Somsak Lawyer in September 2014:

"By law there are two types of weapons, (1) weapon by condition eg. knife, gun etc. (2) weapon by use eg. bat, bottles, stick etc. Batons, knives and pepper spray are considered weapons by condition, if you are caught with one by the police you could be fined THB 100 and have it confiscated. In the case of using it as self defense you can use it if it's against a weapon that is of a more dangerous in nature such as a knife or a gun. Only police and authorised personnel are legally allowed to carry such weapons."

http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/762108-concealed-pepper-spray-expandable-batons-and-pocket-knives/

Hmm......"could be fined 100 baht" is almost legal!

Don't know how you can use it legally against a knife or gun, if you're not supposed to carry it?

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I have a small can of pepper spray and I was thinking of taking it to Thailand with me, mainly because I am afraid of street dogs. I have been attacked by street dogs twice (once in Chiang Mai and once in Pattaya), several years ago... having pepper spray with me would make me feel safer. But I seem to understand that it is illegal to carry it with me, so I guess I'll have to leave it at home.

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On 1/16/2015 at 2:03 AM, coralia said:

I have a small can of pepper spray and I was thinking of taking it to Thailand with me, mainly because I am afraid of street dogs. I have been attacked by street dogs twice (once in Chiang Mai and once in Pattaya), several years ago... having pepper spray with me would make me feel safer. But I seem to understand that it is illegal to carry it with me, so I guess I'll have to leave it at home.

Being cruel to animals will not endear you to the Police either - catch 22 for you. 100 baht fine or unable to inflict damage to dogs.....tough call

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I use a stun gun, just the noise makes animals scurry, very available in Thailand.

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On 1/17/2015 at 4:40 AM, Dannyboy666 said:

I use a stun gun, just the noise makes animals scurry, very available in Thailand.

And is it legal? 

Could you tell me what it's called in Thai? Where can I buy one, and how much would it cost?

Many thanks.

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I use a stun gun, just the noise makes animals scurry, very available in Thailand.

And is it legal?smile.png

Could you tell me what it's called in Thai? Where can I buy one, and how much would it cost?

Many thanks.

. In Pattaya just sit in a bar on Soi 7 or 8, the hawkers will come, in BKK on Sukumvit they used to sell them on tables, look for knife sellers, I've carried them for years never had a problem, or maybe 100 baht fine, I got one at International Market in Nong Khai for 250 baht its small, I also got the big one looks like flashlight, for around 1200 baht on Soi 7 Pattaya, he said 1800 baht first and then we came down from there, look Night Markets too

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Knife sellers on Sukhimvit sell. I had problems with Soi dogs and began carrying rocks and a small collapsible baton, but had a change of heart and began buying meat on a stick from street vendors and keeping it wrapped in my bag when walking around. Dogs like you after, and they keep liking you, and their friends start to like you too.

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As a general rule everything except high level embezzling is illegal 🤔

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I'd imagine this would do the trick:

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On 1/16/2015 at 2:03 AM, coralia said:

I have a small can of pepper spray and I was thinking of taking it to Thailand with me, mainly because I am afraid of street dogs. I have been attacked by street dogs twice (once in Chiang Mai and once in Pattaya), several years ago... having pepper spray with me would make me feel safer. But I seem to understand that it is illegal to carry it with me, so I guess I'll have to leave it at home.

Just because something is illegal, it does not mean to say you don't do it, as long

as no innocent person is harmed.

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