So the whole e-mail forward is bogus? It seemed to make sense to me.
But still, what if you're one of the 97% who didn't bother to acquire some pepper spray before the day a burglar brakes into your home while you're there?
What we need is an "expedient" solution, for those who aren't prepared with a can of pepper spray or other self-defense.
I would think that spraying some "illegal" wasp spray in a burglar's face would be preferable to letting a burglar have his way with one's family.
I suppose it's better to use pepper spray, for the reasons you cite. We should add it to our list of "preps" -- and let's hope that none of us ever have a need for it.