Archive for the 'TASER Inc. founding myths' Category

TASER Inc. – Origins of TASER International – ‘Where do we come from?’ (2011-07-15)

Posted on July 15 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : From the official Taser blog, the founding myth of the Taser is presented:  The founding brothers of TASER, Rick & Tom Smith were galvanized to take action after two of their high school classmates were tragically killed in a road rage incident in the early 90′s in the resort community of […]

ANALYSIS / USA – Death by Taser – The Killer Alternative to Guns (2006-11-18)

Posted on November 18 2006 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Long touted as a safer alternative to handguns for law enforcement, tasers are potentially deadly weapons that have a growing history of abuse by police and security guards. This in-depth article – 3,800 words – was published shortly after an unwarranted and brutal taser attack on a UCLA student in the University […]

USA – Taser International, Inc.: Company history [the Corporation’s image, with all the details] (2004)

Posted on December 31 2004 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Here is the history – published in 2004 – as the company wants it to be seen, from the early “taser” of NASA scientist, Jack Cover and including the corporate mission: “to raise mankind above violent behavior by developing products which enable people to protect themselves without causing injury or death to […]

USA – “New Taser Guns Aim for Bigger Things: Response to Terror” (2001-11-18)

Posted on November 18 2001 by admin

ASSOCIATED PRESS, by Alisa Blackwood SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — When his brother’s two football buddies were killed in a drive-by shooting a decade ago, Tom Smith and his brother began thinking more seriously about how to protect themselves and their family from violent criminals. Tom and Rick Smith’s father was frequently out of town and they […]