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
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
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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Fool contributor Tim Beyers didn't own shares in any of the companies mentioned in this article at the time of publication. Tupperware is a Motley Fool Income Investor selection. The Motley Fool's disclosure policy stunned Wall Street when it wore sneakers and jeans on the main trading floor yesterday.