bad news, imo, for investors over there who depend on reaction to TASR news for their trading "bumps"...
another SIGNIFICANT ORDER (of course, that's the kind we're focused on, right?) to help Taser continue to get the big business! Really, not a surprise...how many more are in the pipeline?
Taser should CONTINUE (i.e., never stop) to move up with ANTICIPATION of new contracts - it's the reason to be long. American society is losing its head, and Tasers will imo become more the norm to calm down folks who get outta hand...we've all see what shootin' perps does for "activists" like Sharpton, etc. Plus, Tasers with cameras give cops support against false claims of police abuse, which is becoming the excuse of choice for the bad guys...
now, we're looking at $30 without hesitation. When does NYC decide on their vendor(s) for body cams? London is a nice JOLT of credibility for international sales, and surely more overseas business to follow. My guess is we'll see competitors begin to drop out of the race, as they realize Taser has cornered the market on the larger agencies and that the smaller ones can't afford (?) to order many cameras. Smart weapon enhancements will continue, as well, with upgrades all but assured as technology advances...thanks, R&D!
demand is growing with each incident where video evidence can prove or disprove a "story" concocted by a suspect or "eyewitness", or where a rogue cop (sadly, there are some out there) steps over the line. Taser's bodycams are fast becoming the "court of public opinion" for these high-profile (because of the media, obviously) cases, where emotions run high along racial lines. Taser (fortunately or not) benefits from each isolated incident, because some in the media want to present it as an "epidemic", which imo it is not.
before investors wised up to the potential for TASR. multiple news releases of new contracts, a proven solution for funding purchases (grants, credits, etc.), credible salespeople with career histories in law enforcement, and an "end-to-end" solution for keeping the public safe from criminals - including rogue cops. Add it all together, and couple it with 5-year contracts for most customers, and it's a formula for long-term success; end of story.
why couldn't he simply pull over and obey officer commands like the rest of us?
is, imo, going to offer the grants (equipment credits) like Taser, so they will continue to lose out to the dominant player in this space. company really has no downside, imo, due to changing culture where suspects are resisting apprehension more & more. why do you think these "unarmed victim" stories continue to pop up? why do you think cops are wearing cameras? my guess is many, many times the number of perps who are shot while unarmed are apprehended while armed thanks to Taser. keep up the good work defending law enforcement officers, and thus the general public, guys. again, imo.
and, imo, the long-term is not at all as bad as odonnell makes it out to be.