Forget about Tupperware and sex toy parties. How about having a Taser party instead? My thoughts on this are mixed. On the one hand I think it would be great to have one when walking alone at night or kept in the house for protection. On the other hand I could see certain people abusing it. Would we would hear more stories of a person getting blasted with one because they looked at someone wrong, or said something offensive? It’s good to know they do background checks on people who purchase them. But, what about the people who attend the party? What if it’s bought as a gift for someone? Some of these questions were probably asked when pepper spray was introduced to the public. You don’t hear of massive abuse with that. A few cases every now and then, but that’s it. Readers, what do you think?
“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. “The worst nightmare for me is, while I’m sleeping, someone coming in my home,” Shafman says, drawing a few solemn nods from the gathered women. Shafman, 34, of Phoenix, says she knows how they feel. She says she used to stash knives under her pillow for protection. Welcome, she says, 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 says. “Give it a shot.”
Shafman isn’t an employee for Scottsdale, Ariz.-based Taser International. She’s an independent entrepreneur who’s been selling Tasers the way her mother’s generation sold plastic food storage containers.”
(via The Chicago Tribune)