| EP 321 – The End of Killing with Taser Founder Rick Smith

Author / John

The Future of Less Lethal

Do you have a fever?…And the only cure is more PA Radio? After a one week hiatus we are BACK and finally bringing you Axon CEO and Taser developer, Rick Smith. His new book, End of Killing, will have you thinking about what purpose our military, LEO, and protective forces actually serve. If the goal is to neutralize the threat then there are far more means to accomplish that task than killing alone. The finality of death is sometimes the only option, but what if there are plenty of other circumstances where it is merely the default due to lack of technology? Your favorite podcast is back and better than a 5 second taser ride.

When Axon founder and CEO, Rick Smith, educates The Crew about Taser technology, he lays the basic ground rules first. But this episode is not all about the less lethal tool used by nearly every police department in the nation, it’s about the future of Axon. It’s core principal is stop human threats without killing the suspect…enter Rick’s new book titled “End of Killing”. Before you take a political and ethical stance on the issue, give this episode a listen. You may find yourself surprised at the motivation and practicality of this visionary guest. You also won’t be surprised that John, Luke, and Tex take this high brow discussion as an opportunity to debrief movies whose premises include futuristic crime fighting. Rick humors the bros by making them a taser offer they can’t refuse….Listen NOW!


You can learn more about Rick’s book, End of Killing, by going to his website AxonRick.com or by ordering on Amazon directly. You can also find Rick Smith on Twitter under the handle @AxonRick.

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John Welbourn is CEO of Power Athlete and Fuse Move. He is also creator of the online training phenomena, Johnnie WOD. He is a 9 year veteran of the NFL. John was drafted with the 97th pick in 1999 NFL Draft and went on to be a starter for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1999-2003, appearing in 3 NFC Championship games, and for starter for the Kansas City Chiefs from 2004-2007. In 2008, he played with the New England Patriots until an injury ended his season early with him retiring in 2009. Over the course of his career, John has started over 100 games and has 10 play-off appearances. He was a four year lettermen while playing football at the University of California at Berkeley. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in Rhetoric in 1998. John has worked with the MLB, NFL, NHL, Olympic athletes and Military. He travels the world lecturing on performance and nutrition for Power Athlete. You can catch up with John as his personal blog on training, food and life, Talk To Me Johnnie and at Power Athlete.

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