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Taser consumer sales jumped 300% in 2020 amid year of unrest, violence: CEO
Gun sales spiking in major cities as civil unrest continues across the US
Cities are seeing an increase in gun sales and delays in gun permit approvals amid civil unrest and the presidential election. FOX Business’ Kristina Partsinevelos with more.
Demand for civilian-use stun-guns soared in 2020 jumped some 300% compared to 2019 in part because people are "concerned about their own personal safety," Axon CEO Rick Smith told FoxBusiness.
Given a year of civil unrest and violent crime rates rising across the nation it should come as no surprise that Taser, the best-known brand of stun-guns and is made by Axon – saw the company land its largest Taser contract in its history – a $20 million deal with an undisclosed customer.
Smith attributed the deal and the increase in sales to “the level of concern and angst that people have after seeing various levels of unrest that, at times, boiled over into violence.”
“People are spending more time at home and just really being concerned about their own personal safety in a world that just felt like it got, I think, riskier in 2020," he said.
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