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Prescription Handguns For Arthritis Sufferers?
Allheadlinenews.com ^ | 12/3/08 | allheadlinenews

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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TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: banglist; handguns

1 posted on 12/04/2008 2:46:00 PM PST by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono

Bookmark.


2 posted on 12/04/2008 2:49:09 PM PST by Sergio (If a tree fell on a mime in the forest, would he make a sound?)
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To: JoeProBono

Looks like one of those inhalers.


3 posted on 12/04/2008 2:49:44 PM PST by Soliton (This 2 shall pass)
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To: JoeProBono
“the FDA has formally designated the gun as a “medical gadget,”

Would anybody with weak wrists be able to carry it
everywhere?

4 posted on 12/04/2008 2:50:48 PM PST by HuntsvilleTxVeteran (Obama, Change America will die for.)
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To: JoeProBono

IBTZ


5 posted on 12/04/2008 2:53:10 PM PST by Soliton (This 2 shall pass)
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To: JoeProBono

I thought this was BS because of the link

http://palmpistol.com/


6 posted on 12/04/2008 2:58:19 PM PST by Soliton (This 2 shall pass)
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To: JoeProBono
How about a fully electric pistol? Press one button and the motors inside pull up a round from the magazine, fire the round and ejects the spent cartridge without having to pull the slide to chamber the first round or worry about squeezing the trigger properly. Maybe you could hack the firmware to get full auto :-).
7 posted on 12/04/2008 2:58:42 PM PST by KarlInOhio (11/4: The revolutionary socialists beat the Fabian ones. Where can we find a capitalist party?)
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To: JoeProBono
GUN SALES BOOM AFTER ELECTION VIDEO

http://cbs2chicago.com/video/?id=52128@wbbm.dayport.com

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.

8 posted on 12/04/2008 3:06:05 PM PST by KeyLargo
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To: KarlInOhio

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)


9 posted on 12/04/2008 3:11:40 PM PST by QBFimi2 (Ve are the New World Order; ve bring to the world dis-order. Spike Jones, 1943.)
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To: Sergio
This senior citizen doesn't have any trouble holding and firing a FA MP40! LOL! I'm going to shoot him in the toodles!

Toodles

10 posted on 12/04/2008 3:13:29 PM PST by ironwill (I want my daddy's records.)
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To: JoeProBono; basil; Swordmaker

Thanks for the post.

Ping!


11 posted on 12/04/2008 3:15:36 PM PST by SoldiersPrayingMom (....A nation divided against itself, cannot stand.)
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To: ironwill
Van Gun


12 posted on 12/04/2008 3:31:20 PM PST by JoeProBono ( Loose Associations - Postcards from My Mind)
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To: JoeProBono
"Sign me up sonny. This thang is too big for my purse."


13 posted on 12/04/2008 3:39:52 PM PST by Daffynition ("Beauty is in the sty of the beholder." ~ Joe 6-pack)
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To: CholeraJoe

you prescribe any of these?


14 posted on 12/04/2008 3:40:34 PM PST by xsmommy
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To: neverdem

Get out your prescription pad!


15 posted on 12/04/2008 3:43:55 PM PST by Born Conservative (Bohicaville: http://bohicaville.wordpress.com/)
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To: xsmommy

No ma’am. I know of at least one insurance company that won’t be covering them.


16 posted on 12/04/2008 3:45:29 PM PST by CholeraJoe ("This is a good day to kill some savages." Suetonius 60AD)
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To: Soliton

There is a TERRIBLE mistaken suicide joke in that comment somewhere...


17 posted on 12/04/2008 3:48:37 PM PST by Axenolith (Government blows and that which governs least blows least...)
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To: KeyLargo
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.

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.

18 posted on 12/04/2008 3:54:53 PM PST by El Gato ("The Second Amendment is the RESET button of the United States Constitution." -- Doug McKay)
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To: CholeraJoe
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.

if they don't cover it, i say sue their butts! ; )

19 posted on 12/04/2008 4:03:40 PM PST by xsmommy
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To: JoeProBono

Very interesting. I have bad arthritis, can’t hold a shotgun or even a handgun gives me problems.


20 posted on 12/04/2008 4:07:19 PM PST by I still care (A Republic - if you can keep it. - Ben Franklin)
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To: xsmommy
Definition of "DURABLE MEDICAL EQUIPMENT" means equipment prescribed by a physician that is Medically Necessary for the treatment of an illness or Accidental Injury, or to prevent the patient's further deterioration. This equipment is designed for repeated use, generally not useful in the absence of illness or Accidental Injury, and include items such as oxygen equipment, wheelchairs, hospital beds, crutches, and other medical equipment.

Sorry counselor. "Lame" argument.

21 posted on 12/04/2008 4:11:58 PM PST by CholeraJoe ("This is a good day to kill some savages." Suetonius 60AD)
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To: CholeraJoe

no doc, lame insurer.


22 posted on 12/04/2008 4:17:29 PM PST by xsmommy
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To: KarlInOhio

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:

http://www.popularmechanics.com/outdoors/sports/1277311.html?page=2


23 posted on 12/04/2008 4:24:12 PM PST by NVDave
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To: JoeProBono

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.


24 posted on 12/04/2008 5:01:52 PM PST by Still Thinking (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: Born Conservative

thanks, bfl


25 posted on 12/04/2008 5:43:35 PM PST by neverdem (Xin loi min oi)
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To: JoeProBono; Fred Nerks; Beckwith
Looks like "the cricket" from " Men in Black".

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.

26 posted on 12/04/2008 11:27:23 PM PST by Candor7 (Fascism? All it takes is for good men to say nothing, ( member NRA)
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To: Soliton
Palm Pistol, isn't that Obama's nickname for Sinclair?
27 posted on 12/04/2008 11:28:32 PM PST by Candor7 (Fascism? All it takes is for good men to say nothing, ( member NRA)
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To: KeyLargo
More guns definitely equal more death." >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

More cars definitely equal more death.

28 posted on 12/04/2008 11:31:43 PM PST by Candor7 (Fascism? All it takes is for good men to say nothing, ( member NRA)
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To: KeyLargo; Candor7
...Obama also helped close a loophole that allowed gun shows to sell weapons without doing background checks on buyers...

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...

29 posted on 12/04/2008 11:42:30 PM PST by Fred Nerks (FAIR DINKUM)
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To: xsmommy

At least we don’t pay for abortions like some insurers.


30 posted on 12/05/2008 5:03:59 AM PST by CholeraJoe ("This is a good day to kill some savages." Suetonius 60AD)
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To: CholeraJoe

that is definitely something you should be proud of, seriously.


31 posted on 12/05/2008 5:32:36 AM PST by xsmommy
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