The Taser International Inc. is a company manufacturing of conducted electrical weapons as well as other products. They specialise in the field of law enforcement and military and partially for common civilian consumers. Their name became a synonym for electrical weapons. The company started in 1991, incorporating a design of a former company of the co-founder called Taser Systems. This company incorporated gunpowder to launch the darts, thus the weapon was classified as a firearm and the production ended shortly. After the darts became propelled without gunpowder and thus avoided firearm control, the company began producing the electrical guns and does so up to this day.