Skip to comments.Prescription Handguns For Arthritis Sufferers?
Posted on 12/04/2008 2:46:00 PM PST by JoeProBono
Maplewood, NJ (AHN) - Constitution Arms, of New Jersey, has introduced the Palm Pistol, a double action 9mm handgun that is designed for sufferers of arthritis. According to their Web site, the Palm Pistol is designed for seniors, the disabled or those with limited hand strength. As Medgadget.com reported, firing normal handguns puts significant stress on the wrist and hand joints, while even pulling the trigger can be impossible for some.According to Constitution Arms, the FDA has formally designated the gun as a "medical gadget," and the makers are seeking a prescription status for the weapon, meaning patients may be able to get reimbursement through Medicare or private insurance companies.
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Looks like one of those inhalers.
Would anybody with weak wrists be able to carry it
I thought this was BS because of the link
Truth In Politics: Gun Sales Boom After Election Reporting Mike Flannery
CHICAGO (CBS) ― Gun sellers say the election of Barack Obama is helping them avoid the recession. Sales of new guns are booming - up an estimated 50 percent in the suburbs.
In Wednesday's Truth in Politics, CBS 2 Political Editor Mike Flannery reports the gun lobby spent big trying to defeat Obama this year, outraged by his promise to reinstate a ban on military-style assault weapons. On talk radio, he was denounced as a "gun grabber." Now, as Obama heads to the White House, millions are rushing to reload.
Business has rarely been better for certified arms instructor Jan Gofron.
He's teaching a flood of new students about semi-automatic handguns as well as tactical shot guns some call "street sweepers."
The most powerful weapons are disappearing fastest from local gun shops. At Elmwood Park's Illinois Gun Works, sales started soaring as it became apparent Barack Obama would win the White House.
"Once people started to realize that the Democrats had a better chance, or seemed to have a better chance, they started getting nervous about certain gun regulations," said Illinois Gun Works' Owner Dan Mastrianni.
Recent gun sales are up nationally 42 percent. In Illinois, they are up 38 percent; and in Chicago's suburbs 50 percent.
"It's simply paranoia," said Thomas Mannard of the Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence. "And it's irresponsible, from my point of view, to be touting how wonderful this is. More guns definitely equal more death."
Mannard worked with then-state Sen. Barack Obama to pass Illinois' ban on assault weapons. Obama also helped close a loophole that allowed gun shows to sell weapons without doing background checks on buyers. Mannard now hopes for a national law.
Gun dealers say the threat of new rules will keep their sales booming.
"I don't expect this to slow down anytime soon," Mastrianni said. "What happened during Prohibition? Whatever people can't have, that's what they want. They can't get enough of it."
Like many, Mastrianni does not believe gun issues are anywhere near top of the president-elect's political agenda. Senior Advisor David Axelrod declined to discuss what, if any, gun-related legislation the administration might propose, nor when. He noted they are busy picking people for top jobs.
My 1911 works just fine for now, arthur-itis and all (age 64).
To anyone considering this gadget, first try:
1/ Buying quality ammo that feeds well in your gun (so as to avoid malfunctions). For example, Berettas don’t seem to like Winchester white box but usually work fine on Remington green box.
2/ Cleaning your gun once in a while.
3/ Carrying around an O’Bamma “change” sign - nailed to a baseball bat. ;o)
Thanks for the post.
you prescribe any of these?
Get out your prescription pad!
No ma’am. I know of at least one insurance company that won’t be covering them.
There is a TERRIBLE mistaken suicide joke in that comment somewhere...
The Bama Administration won't need to propose any. The Dems in Congress have bills written and waiting. All The One will have to do is sign them as they are passed. Probably starting Jan. 21st.
if they don't cover it, i say sue their butts! ; )
Very interesting. I have bad arthritis, can’t hold a shotgun or even a handgun gives me problems.
Sorry counselor. "Lame" argument.
no doc, lame insurer.
There are designs for both “caseless ammunition” that use electrical igniters instead of a mechanical (ie, crushed) primer and an electrical primer in a conventional brass case:
I’ve often thought they should build a handgun where the barrel is in line with your arm, thus no upward twist, just kick like with a rifle. Seems like you could shoot longer without your wrist getting tired.
One supposes that it will take one .410 round, or one 454 Casul round, after which the recoil will have cured all signs of arthritis.
More cars definitely equal more death.
and with a bit of luck and common sense, SCOTUS will now close the loophole to prevent an imposter from sitting in the Oval Office without a background check before he's elected...
At least we don’t pay for abortions like some insurers.
that is definitely something you should be proud of, seriously.