Does anyone have good ideas for a relatively convenient, legal option, for a less-than-lethal weapon in the US? I brought up the question of pepper spray a couple of weeks ago, and that pretty well failed the test. For LEO's, beanbag guns, tazers, and the like are appropriate, but what about the private citizen? It seems that our options are either empty-hand defense, or lethal weapons. Is there anything in-between, or is that specifically discouraged by law? (In the same vein as the legal aspects against shooting-to-wound) In Oregon, force is divided into "physical force" and "lethal force", with pretty much any weapon use defined as "lethal force". I guess another way to put this is: Other than carrying my gun (I do have a CCW), or a tactical knife, is there a weapon that I could carry that won't raise red flags for a Police Officer?