Friday, September 19th, 2014
Mace Security International, Inc.
4400 Carnegie
Cleveland, OH 44103

Mace Brand Pepper Spray now legal in Massachusetts

On August 11, 2014, The Honorable Governor Deval Patrick signed House Bill 4376 into law thereby allowing the citizens of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to purchase pepper spray without a firearms ID card.  Under the old law, pepper spray was classified as ammunition, much to the dismay of law-abiding citizens.

Firearms dealers may sell self-defense sprays to any person age 18 or over, unless otherwise disqualified. A firearms identification (FID) card or license to carry firearms (LTC) is not required for purchase. However, dealers should verify age with a valid form of identification. Individuals between the ages of 15 and 18 must still have a valid firearms identification (FID) card to purchase self-defense spray. Except for verifying age, a dealer is not required to determine whether or not a purchaser is disqualified from possessing self-defense spray.

Mace Security International has already begun shipping product to many of its retail partners in the Commonwealth. John J. McCann, CEO and President of Mace Security International, Inc., stated: “We are happy for the people of Massachusetts. We are thankful for the courageous lawmakers of the Commonwealth who recognized an antiquated restriction in the law that made it difficult for most citizens to buy pepper spray. This step forward for Massachusetts helps Mace® Brand fulfill its mission to empower people.”


About Mace Security International, Inc.

(OTCPINK: MACE) Mace® Brand Means Security

Mace Security International, Inc., located in Cleveland, Ohio, is a diversified manufacturer and provider of personal defense and security products to consumer and business market segments under the world renowned Mace® Brand.

Mace® Brand directly distributes and supports its branded products and services through strategically targeted customer channels that include mass market retailers, wholesale distributors, independent dealers, e-commerce marketers, and installation service providers.

  • Personal Defense Products: Mace® Brand is the original trusted brand of pepper spray products for self-defense against attacks by people and animals. Mace® Brand has over 40 years experience developing aerosol defense spray dispensing technologies for both the consumer and law enforcement markets around the world.
  • Personal & Home Protection Products: Mace® Brand produces portable safety solutions for every personal and home protection need. We design and manufacture products, which provide peace of mind for our consumers.
  • Electronic Security & Surveillance Products: Mace® Brand has an entire line of high quality security cameras, digital video recorders, observation monitors and installation accessories for CCTV and IP network-based video surveillance, as well as wireless alarm security systems for local and remote monitoring. We design and manufacture surveillance equipment for every need, with both analog to high definition solutions.
  • Personal Security & Safety Wearables: Mace Wear™ is a family of products that features innovative wearable devices related to safety, security and overall personal well-being and is supported by strategic partnerships between Mace Security International, Inc., and innovative technology companies.
  • Security Monitoring Services: Mace® Brand partners with Security Partners which owns three UL/ETL/CSAA Five Star listed central monitoring stations throughout the USA providing full-service security & life-safety alarm monitoring to the wholesale security trade.


Contact Information: Mace Security International, Inc., 4400 Carnegie Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44103. Email to: John J. McCann, President and Chief Executive Officer, 440-424-5322.