Our friends at TASER updated us on their mission to equip every law enforcement agency in the entire world with less-lethal stun guns. And you, too. As of September 30, 2011, TASER’s sold approximately 576,000 electronic control devices (ECDs) to more than 16,584 law enforcement and military agencies in 107 countries. The company’s also shifted some 241,000 TASERs to the general public. The company claims to have saved some 80k jobs. I mean, 80,607 people from “potential death or serious injury.” More specifically . . .
Field Use/Suspect Applications: 1,460,462 ± 2%
Training/Voluntary Applications: 1,322,916 ± 7%
Total: 2.78 million+ (as of October 31, 2011)