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TASER International Responds to Distortion of Law Enforcement Training Bulletin

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- TASER International (Nasdaq: TASR), a market leader in advanced non-lethal weapons responded today to the misrepresentation of its training bulletin regarding the restraint during TASER(TM) system application.

On June 28, TASER International issued a training bulletin to all TASER Instructors reminding them that officers should only use the necessary amount of force to safely gain compliance of a subject to minimize the risk of serious injury. This statement is no different for the use of a TASER device than for the use of any other non-lethal weapon. Our training bulletins frequently re-emphasize critical points from our training program and are part of our efforts to provide the best possible and most up to date training recommendations to the officers who use our devices to save lives everyday.

"To date, there have been thousands of documented cases in which multiple applications were not only appropriate but were absolutely critical to ensure a safe outcome of the situation," said Tom Smith, president of TASER International. "The bulletin never indicated that our technology has caused death, rather the media has somehow managed to distort and misrepresent this common-sense guideline into a sensational and misleading story that could have serious adverse consequences on the safety of law enforcement officers and citizens."

"It is highly regrettable that this issue has been portrayed in such a negative light. We are hopeful that the media will be held accountable and continue its fervor in reporting this issue by documenting what we believe will be an unfortunate rise in officer and suspect injuries and quite possibly the unnecessary loss of life in those areas where a law enforcement agency has been influenced to pull our life-saving technology from the streets," continued Smith.

"Dozens of studies and statistics from agency after agency have shown beyond a shadow of a doubt that an officer armed with a TASER device is far less likely to injure or be injured than one without this life-saving tool. We've seen far too many incidents where TASER technology has spared a human life to waiver from our mission," concluded Smith.

For more complete information about this and other guidance issued to law enforcement, please visit: http://www.taser.com/law/training/bulletins/index.htm.

About TASER International, Inc.

TASER International provides advanced non-lethal devices for use in the law enforcement, military, private security and personal defense markets. TASER devices use proprietary technology to incapacitate dangerous, combative or high-risk subjects who pose a risk to law enforcement officers, innocent citizens or themselves in a manner that is generally recognized as a safer alternative to other uses of force. TASER technology saves lives every day, and the use of TASER devices dramatically reduces injury rates for police officers and suspects. For more information on TASER life-saving technology, please call TASER International at (800) 978-2737 or visit our website at www.TASER.com.

Note to Investors

This press release contains forward-looking information within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of the 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and is subject to the safe harbor created by those sections. The forward-looking information is based upon current information and expectations regarding TASER International. These estimates and statements speak only as of the date on which they are made, are not guarantees of future performance, and involve certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict. Therefore, actual outcomes and results could materially differ from what is expressed, implied, or forecasted in such forward-looking statements.

TASER International assumes no obligation to update the information contained in this press release. TASER International's future results may be impacted by risks associated with rapid technological change, new product introductions, new technological developments and implementations, execution issues associated with new technology, ramping manufacturing production to meet demand, litigation results from Company filed lawsuits and other litigation including lawsuits resulting from alleged product related injuries, media publicity concerning allegations of deaths occurring after use of the TASER device and the negative impact this could have on sales, product quality, implementation of manufacturing automation, potential fluctuations in quarterly operating results, adjustments to these amounts which may be reflected in our 10Q filing, competition, financial and budgetary constraints of prospects and customers, international order delays, dependence upon sole and limited source suppliers, negative reports concerning TASER device uses, governmental inquiries and investigations, medical and safety studies, fluctuations in component pricing, government regulations, variation among law enforcement agencies with their TASER product experience, TASER device tests and reports, dependence upon key employees, and our ability to retain employees. TASER International's future results may also be impacted by other risk factors listed from time to time in its SEC filings, including, but not limited to, the Company's Form 10-QSBs and its Annual Report on Form 10-KSB.

The statements made herein are independent statements of TASER International. The inclusion of any third parties does not represent an endorsement of any TASER International products or services by any such third parties.

Visit the company's web-site at www.TASER.com for facts and video.

SOURCE TASER International
08/03/2005
CONTACT: Steve Tuttle, Vice President of Communications of TASER
International, Inc., +1-480-444-4000
Web site: http://www.taser.com
http://www.taser.com/law/training/bulletins/index.htm
(TASR)

"Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Statements in this press release regarding TASER International, Inc.'s business which are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements" that involve risks and uncertainties. For a discussion of such risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements, see "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Report or Form 10-K for the most recently ended fiscal year.