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Spray-Paint Laws


From a Texas reader:

Imagine my surprise. My 16 year old daughter goes to Target to get spray paint and some other materials to make football posters for homecoming.

Upon her return we had this conversation:

“Dad, I need you to go to Target for me.”

“Didn’t you have enough money?”

“Had enough money but they wouldn’t sell me spray paint. I’m not 18.
It’s illegal.”

If anyone knows a handy link to the states where this is law, I’m sure we would all find useful–saves two trips to Target.
(N.B. These laws in the U.S. are probably about concerns that kids are trying to “get high” on spray paint and markers more than vandalism.)


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