Belonging to category D, the defense bomb (abusively called the tear gas bomb) is authorized for sale for persons over 18 years of age. It is available in different sizes: 17, 25, 50, 75, 100 and 300 milliliters.
The legitimate reason
In France, the port and transport of the lacrymo bomb are highly regulated. To be able to carry it on and to move it, it is essential to possess a legitimate reason. The decision will be judged as legitimate or not, depending on the arguments of the bearer, at the discretion of the security forces carrying out the control. If he can not justify the port or transport, he may be charged with an offense punishable by a fine of 4,000 euros and a three year imprisonment. Generally, the police and gendarmes judge the motive according to the circumstances, context and location. They will be tolerant towards a young woman who goes home alone, lives in an unfrequented neighborhood or works in the world of the night.