Dunno, having those tasers could be useful...
While there are some knowledgeable people who practise and prepare to use their chosen weapons (taser, pepper spray, firearm etc) they are in a very small minority.
Most of those who choose to arm themselves just buy off the shelves in the belief they are now somehow protected and 10-foot-tall-and-bulletproof.
They feel they no longer have to worry about due care and attention, that they can wander anywhere with impunity because they have A WEAPON and therefore are SAFE.
Never mind the fact they have neither the physical nor the mental training to use the weapon when the crunch comes. Weapons, it seems, magic-away the baddies and you never need concern yourself with what you'll do when you wander into the wrong part of town and a thug sticks a knife under your nose.
Never mind that a weapon is no good if your head is so far shoved up your arse that the thug can wander up behind you undetected and slide a knife beneath your shoulderblade.
Hollyweird furthers this popular misconception by conveying the illusion that they are some form of magic wand that will solve all your problems. Like showing a large adult male totally incapacitated by a quick jazz from one of the hand-held tasers weilded by some puny little woman when no less a weapons trainer than Massad Ayoob has repeatedly demonstrated that the average adult of either sex can withstand the full recommended FOUR-SECOND burst from one of those tasers then, immediately afterwards, accurately put five shots into a target.
Far from the instantly incapacitating weapon portrayed in the movies, isn't it.
Admittedly the C2 is more akin to the police models in that it fires the barbs at the intended target, and is probably more effective than the old "Metrosexual Cattle-prod" but it still requires that the person weilding it can actually hit the assailant with both barbs.
Fortunately, the device is fitted with a laser sight - which we all know (from watching the movies) is akin to firing radar-guided terrain-following cruise missiles at the target. This feature renders all weapons training and target practise unnecessary.
And the MPH! w00t!
Pop down to Wallymart, buy yourself a nice pink or leopard-skin taser with magical cruise-missile-laser-sight, slip it into the MPH, poke the earplugs in, crank up Britney to an ear-splitting level and wander out into the dark - I mean, you have a LASER-GUIDED WEAPON, you're INVINCIBLE, it doesn't matter that you're now incapable of hearing a possible attacker stalking you...
Personal music players of any sort are a rapist's "best friend" and Taser Inc (INComprehensible?) go and build one into the weapon's holster!
This has got to be some sort of attempt at Darwinian selection!
Perhaps in a few years - after all the stupid people have been murdered while wandering around the rough areas after dark with their MPH blaring into their ears and armed with one-shot Tasers (and only those who're capable of a few moments' thought are left alive) - the USA will truly become as great as its citizens seem to think it is.
Until then, however, the planet has to contend with a large number of vacant-headed mouth-breathers who think buying a colour-coordinated Taser over the counter is going to turn them into the T-X.
I think we could do with these Tasers over here in NZ - I can definitely think of a few people who would be best served to arm themselves with a Taser and blunder into South Auckland after dark with the MPH turned up to full...
Just waiting for Taser to be sued because their product failed to prevent some air-headed Soccer-Mom being raped in an area of town where even street-savvy armed gangstas tread carefully...