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Are tasers the new tupperware?

In what is the latest sign of the coming apocalypse, the AP has published a piece on taser parties as a vehicle to sell tasers to frightened suburban women.

And the ladies love them. They're light, sleek, and available in pink. Plus, they'll shock the hell out of an intruder. Or a misbehaving child or spouse. From the article:

A lot of people, especially women, need time to get comfortable with a unique product like Taser before they will consider buying one, Shafman said.

So the Taser party was born.

Shafman said she has sold about 30 guns per month at $349.99 since her first Taser party on Oct. 15. She does not get a commission from Taser. Instead, Shafman said she gets a discounted dealer rate for the units and keeps the difference. [...]

Shafman said many of her women customers love that the C2 is small enough to fit in their purses, and that it comes in a variety of colors. When it comes to choosing weapons, she said, a lot of women want them in pink.

"It's a girl power kind of thing," Shafman said.

Do you hear that noise? It's the thundering of the four horses of the apocalypse, barreling down on us. Get your taser while there's still time (unless you live in New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Michigan, Wisconsin, Hawaii, or Washington, D.C.).

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