Want to Host a TASER Party?

For all the controversy surrounding the company, Rule Breakers pick TASER (Nasdaq: TASR  ) may finally be catching on. Revenue was up 56% in its latest quarter, and profits rose more than 150%.

Yet more growth could be on the way. According to a Sunday report by a local Phoenix TV station, women in that area have begun to host TASER parties, at which self-defense using the C2 stun gun for civilians is taught.

That's right, Fool. Parties of the sort once thrown by devotees of Avon (NYSE: AVP  ) and Tupperware (NYSE: TUP  ) are now attracting the self-defense crowd. If you'll pardon the pun, I'm stunned.

But should I be? Probably not. Self-defense is a pretty serious business, especially here in the U.S. If it weren't, the National Rifle Association wouldn't have a voice. Nor would Sturm, Ruger (NYSE: RGR  ) , and Smith & Wesson (Nasdaq: SWHC  ) , which have combined for more than $428 million in revenue over the trailing 12 months.

And wasn't it concerned women who helped to popularize pepper spray? You'd think so. Searching Google for "women" and "pepper spray" yields 572,000 hits. I can see the C2 TASER earning a place right alongside pepper spray in women's purses.

So can SHIELDER, the Scottsdale TASER dealer that helped organize the party that caught the media's attention. SHIELDER's website says it specializes in the personal safety of women.

Good. Someone should. But is this really the "latest craze," as some have called it? Not when there's only one party to report. Or until Oprah says it is. What do you say, Ms. Winfrey? Would you host a TASER party?

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  • Report this Comment On June 25, 2008, at 12:57 PM, Shieldher wrote:

    We are thrilled to announce that Shieldher Inc has partnered with TASERWare LLC to launch the TASER Network.  This partnership gives Shieldher the chance to provide more opportunities to more individuals in more states, and allows Shieldher to rollout TASER Parties at a quicker pace! 

     

    TASER Network, the exclusive authorized network marketing channel partner of TASER International Inc., combines the most desirable and recognized personal protection product on the market today (the TASER C2) with the income generating power of TASER Network's 2-Team Compensation Plan (TNT2) for independent business owners.  The TASER Network will launch July 1st; however, you can reserve a spot in the Network prior to the launch by visiting www.tasernetwork.com <http://www.tasernetwork.com> .  

     

    The TASER C2 increased the quality of our lives by removing fear.  It is our mission at Shieldher to help other women (and men) feel as safe as we feel now, that is our driving force.  There has been an overwhelming amount of interest and inquiries about TASER careers and attending TASER Parties throughout the nation.  We have realized the need for this product in society today and feel that we can help protect lives through TASER C2 education and ownership.  The competition is virtually non-existent and demand is evident.  

     

    Learn more by visiting www.tasernetwork.com <http://www.tasernetwork.com> and get involved before the public launch on July 1st.  As the creator of the Taser Party concept and the first member of the Taser Network, The Shieldher Team and I are available to answer any questions that you might have, so please don't hesitate to contact us for more information.

     

    Best Regards,

     

    Dana Shafman & The Shieldher Team

    www.shieldher.net

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