Saturday, January 5, 2008
She wants her TASER in pink.
An Arizona entrepreneur gathers women in her home for stun gun parties, and is selling the weapons like hotcakes. Before she lets them shoot her little pink stun gun, Dana Shafman ushers her new friends to the living room sofa for a serious chat about the fears she believes they all share. Welcome, she said to the taser party. On the coffee table, Shafman spreads out Taser's C2 "personal protector" weapons that the company is marketing to the public. It doesn't take long before the women are lined up in the hallway, whooping as they take turns blasting at a metallic target. "C'mon! she said "give it a shot". Shafman isn't an employee for Scottsdale, Ariz.- based Taser International. She's an independent entrepreneur who been selling Tasers the way her mother's generation sold plastic food storage containers. Amnesty International, which has criticized Taser's assertion that its weapons are nonlethal, frowns on the C2 and any attempt to spread the use of stun guns. Officials with the human rights organization said the weapons are frequently used in excess by trained police, and they're likely to be abused by the public as well. By Chris Kahn, AP business writer. All animals, when they are attacked, defend themselves. When we are attacked we should be able to protect ourselves in any way that we can. I think Amnesty International wants the government to protect us. When they remove our means of protecting ourselves, we become like sheep for the slaughter. I don't know about you but I'm not a sheep. I am a human, that when attacked, will use what ever means possible to protect my family and myself. I don't care what Amnesty International thinks or says.