EX-5.1 2 d604969dex51.htm EX-5.1 EX-5.1

Exhibit 5.1

June 15, 2018

Axon Enterprise, Inc.

17800 North 85th Street

Scottsdale, Arizona 85255

Re: Registration Statement on Form S-8

Ladies and Gentlemen:

We have examined the Registration Statement on Form S-8 (the “Registration Statement”) of Axon Enterprise, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) pursuant to the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), in connection with the offering by the Company of up to 6,365,856 shares of the Company’s common stock, par value $0.00001 per share (the “Shares”), pursuant to the terms of that certain Performance Non-Qualified Stock Option Award Agreement between the Company and Patrick W. Smith (the “CEO Performance Award”).

We have examined the originals, or photostatic or certified copies, of such records of the Company and certificates of officers of the Company and of public officials and such other documents as we have deemed relevant and necessary as the basis for the opinions set forth below. In our examination, we have assumed the genuineness of all signatures, the legal capacity and competency of all natural persons, the authenticity of all documents submitted to us as originals and the conformity to original documents of all documents submitted to us as copies.

Based upon the foregoing examination and in reliance thereon, and subject to the assumptions stated and in reliance on statements of fact contained in the documents that we have examined, we are of the opinion that the Shares, when issued in accordance with the terms of the CEO Performance Award against payment therefor, will be validly issued, fully paid and non-assessable.

We consent to the filing of this opinion as an exhibit to the Registration Statement, and we further consent to the use of our name in appropriate sections of the Registration Statement and the prospectus that forms a part thereof. In giving these consents, we do not thereby admit that we are within the category of persons whose consent is required under Section 7 of the Securities Act or the Rules and Regulations of the Commission.

 

Very truly yours,
/s/ Snell & Wilmer L.L.P.