Arizona-based Taser International is selling a pink version of the stun gun to women, reports the Arizona Republic. The pink “C2” model, which sells for $300 to $349, looks less like a gun and more like an electric shaver. The battery is good for 50 uses. “It fills a void,” said a Taser official. “For pepper spray or mace to be effective, you have to come in very close contact.”
The C2, which also comes in blue, black, and silver, can hit an attacker up to 15 feet away. Once fired, two small probes connected to wires propel out of the gun and attach to the target. The wires transmit electrical pulses that affect the nervous system’s sensory and motor functions. And that gives the person holding the Taser 30 seconds to make a mad dash to safety. “We don’t want people who carry this product to stay around and see what happens next,” said the company official. Hanrahan said. Mark Spencer, president of the Phoenix Law Enforcement Association, says the pink Tasers are a great idea. He considers them a step above pepper spray. “I don’t think it’s a bad thing that civilians are able to protect themselves,” he said.