Do I Need To Carry Pepper Spray if My Work Allows me to Carry a Gun? It is imperative that you carry Pepper Spray if you carry a gun. Shooting someone may alter your life in bad ways. A squirt of OC could easily stop an encounter that might otherwise escalate to the point at which killing was otherwise necessary. There is also greater safety for those innocents that are in the immediate area. Also, it can be carried places where a pistol may be prohibited, so you always have some form of personal protection.