For several months now, many influencers, in France and abroad, have been promoting self-defense keychains on Tiktok or Snapchat.
We hang a mini tear gas canister, an American point or a small taser.
All in a very girly design.
Their promise: to be able to defend themselves in the event of aggression in the street.
According to Michaël Illouz, a former special forces soldier and self-defense trainer, if these products are “sold well”, they present a risk: “injuring the person in front of you more seriously than you would like”.
He recalls that in the event of aggression "the goal is not to win, it is not to lose".
Attention, therefore, to the mastery of these objects.
Many of them are also category D weapons: if the sale of the purchase of tear gas canisters as well as that of shockers is free, it is forbidden to carry them, except in the case of "legitimate reason", which will be examined in the event of an audit or a dispute.