Quote Originally Posted by ForceTech View Post
OC (pepper spray) is not "tear gas". Tear gas is a man-made chemical; OC is naturally derived from peppers. A clear definition from AG McMaster may be the best answer to your question.
While you are technically right, the police, prosecutor, and judge might not see it that way. Elsewhere in the SC state code it states that the law prohibitting carrying concealed weapons does not apply to knives, metal knuckles and tear gas canisters carried for defense provided they are less than 50 cubic centimeters in size. It's clear that the law is poorly writen and needs to be changed.

I'd rather check all the legal particulars beforehand than have to be judged by 12.