I'm not making a scientific claim. I'm speaking purely based on my understanding and research on pepper spray in general, which routinely comes up that except in very freak circumstances it has no lasting effects, and based on the realities of interacting with anyone physically be it in a fight, in law enforcement, in a sport, rough housing around the house, etc. And then I was asking for peoples opinions, and at least asking for them to have some reason to back it up.
I can back up my assertions with regards to pepper spray with links to comments regarding its safety. I can link to numerous stories where people interacting phsyically, even when not meaning to cause physical harm that lasts, actually does that. And enough of it to show that its far more common then what the experts say the risks of Pepper spray are.
All I'm asking is for the people saying pepper spray isn't the safer option is for them to provide some kind of backing for why. Saying "Well, you don't have a study saying it is just the same for kids" isn't provindg some kind of evidence to the contrary, its just complaining about what's been presented so far.
I'm not saying this is a scientific absolute. I'm saying based on facts I'm seeing that seems to be the case. If people can present some kind of facts, not just "umm...I disagree cause I disagree"...then i'd be happy to change my view.