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Is it legal to use pepper spray on a child abuser?

Say somebody abused you mentally and physically as a child and you escape from them at 18. But they used manipulation to try to reel you back in when life’s looking good for you. If they approached you in public for a hug (which obviously surrounding people wouldnt understand, that’s what manipulation is about), could you pepper spray them? 

Isn't it valid that a traumatized person can use pepper spray when they feel endangered? 

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    1 - You COULD, but it's assault;

    2 - No, it's not valid that a traumatized person can use pepper spray RECKLESSLY when they feel "endangered" (an odd use of the word "endangered);

    3 - What does your therapist say about your past?

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  • 1 month ago

    That would be assault.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    No, you're causing injury that does not correspond to the perceived threat of a hug you don't want. It's the same reason you can't lop off their head with a sword, just a different degree of overreaction.

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  • 1 month ago

    No, you could not.

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  • 1 month ago

    That would be viewed as assault. You have other options, such as walking away or declining physical contact. You don't owe anyone an explanation.

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  • 1 month ago

    U could if u wanted, but youd get charged with assault

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