Rape Case in Kempele sparks demand: Women buy lawful repellent defence spray
Here is one of the defense sprays for sale at Oulu guns. Photo: Mikko Soikkeli.
Kempele, Oulu has seen an emergence of a new market without the need of a permit to sell defensive sprays. According to the local gun store, women have asked about them after the rape case was revealed in November. This is some kind of a hit product, and also the local K-Rautia (hardware store chain) has a spray selection.
Oulun Asee shelves have been stocked during the autumn with a new article for sale: license-free defensive sprays. Normally, the store sells weapons subject to authorization and also gas spraying weapons demanding permission.
– We have been selling license-free defensive sprays, because customers are the ones who have asked for them, says sales clerk Mikko Soikkeli.