Our products do not require a license in countries that have legislations requiring licensing to own or use of fire arms:

Duke Defense products do not require any licenses, although the onus is on the purchaser/user to check their own state laws. Duke is proud of the products that we promote and sell. These highly effective alternatives to lethal force preserve lives.

What is less-than-lethal defense, and is it effective?

Less-than-lethal defense is the use of ground-breaking, effective less-than-lethal solutions which preserve life, instead of using lethal force in conflict or self-defense situations. Many agencies worldwide are moving towards the use of less-than-lethal systems as the global call to engage in conflicts in a humane yet effective way grows. Less-than-lethal systems also complement lethal systems, as they can often be used to neutralise situations, thus negating the use for lethal force.

What the law requires:

When using our less-than-lethal weapons, you have to warn the perpetrator prior to engaging, please check your local or state laws or legal requirements before use.

Possible legal implications:

In using our products, it is possible that a legal case could ensue. In the unlikely event that it does, it would be tried as a self-defense case. You are acting in private (self) defense if you use force to repel an unlawful attack by another person against you, or an act which causes damage to your property, or another recognised legal interest. In these circumstances, any justifiable harm or damage inflicted upon the aggressor is not unlawful.

How does the law define an attack?

An attack must be:

  • An attack, which had either commenced or was imminent; and
  • Which was unlawful;
  • Upon a legally protected interest.
  • How does the law define self-defense?

The defense must be:

  • Directed against the attacker;
  • Necessary to avert the attack; and
  • A reasonable response to the attack.