Monday, December 08, 2008

Palm Pistol

Medicare To Cover Prescription Handguns?

OK, I admit that I thought this was a joke when I first read it. How much of a deterrent is something that looks like an asthma inhaler?

And, it's only capable of shooting one 9mm bullet.

Hmmm, I hope grandma is a good shot.


At December 08, 2008 2:32 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's better than nothing.

At December 08, 2008 3:51 PM, Blogger gecko said...

Unfortunately, the page wouldn't load, but I could do with one of those! Sadly, there's no way they'd be introduced here.

At December 08, 2008 4:10 PM, Blogger jan said...

I'm imagining it used in a bank robbery. Or a western shoot out.

At December 08, 2008 4:54 PM, Blogger nanc said...

reminds me of those handbuzzers, only deadlier.

At December 08, 2008 5:12 PM, Blogger dmarks said...

It does solve the asthma problem, doesn't it?

At December 08, 2008 5:33 PM, Blogger cube said...

anonymous: Yeah, I guess I'd rather have one shot than no shot.

gecko: The page is slow, but eventually it does load.

I'd rather have a revolver, but then again, I don't have arthritis. I do believe we all have the right to defend ourselves from the bad guys.

At December 08, 2008 5:36 PM, Blogger cube said...

jan: With one shot, I sure as heck wouldn't want to be on the opposite side of that shootout or bank robbery.

nanc: I'm curious about how the thing works. It just doesn't look all that deadly to me.

dmarks: If you use that thing to shoot an asthmatic, then yes, their asthma is no longer a problem ;-)

At December 08, 2008 5:58 PM, OpenID wwonka said...

Great so You miss then get your ass kicked. It looks like it might be good from inside 5 feet but after that good luck.

the Donkey Show.

At December 08, 2008 6:23 PM, Blogger cube said...

wwonka: Getting your ass kicked is the least of it. Occupied home invasions don't usually end up that well.

If I were an old, infirmed person who had difficulty operating a gun, maybe I'd want a stockpile of these things. Otherwise, I'd take my chances with a revolver.

At December 08, 2008 8:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Reminds me of the stamped single shot "pistol" (called the Liberator IIRC) that wasproduced in the tens of thousands and dropped behind the lines in occupied europe during the "Big One, WWII"

The grip contained ten loose rounds of .45 ACP and one had to manually chamber each round, manually cock it, shoot, knock out the empty and, well, one gets the idea...

They also had a graphic one page instruction manual.

The Nazi's (real ones now, not the fanciful imaginings of lazy leftard "thinkers" of today), would retaliate against those found with them ( or German hardware) with stunning brutality.

Better than nothing. And if you are wise you go for your knife before your "target" realizes what happened.

At December 08, 2008 8:11 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


Sorry, me again,


At December 08, 2008 8:23 PM, Blogger Brooke said...

I don't know about that... I'd rather have my snubby.

At December 08, 2008 9:23 PM, Blogger Gifted Typist said...

It's very James Bond, in a goofy sort of way

At December 08, 2008 10:52 PM, Blogger Chuck said...

It's getting to where there's no one for the criminals to target. I'm hoping they are going to get some relief under an Obama administration due to their loss of income.

At December 08, 2008 11:17 PM, Blogger EDGE said...

That's cool!

At December 09, 2008 1:07 AM, Blogger Z said...

"asthma inhaler"..cube, that's hilarious!

This is NUTS? Even the first comment at the site said "This has got to be a joke, right" And the response is "Why a joke...the elderly have a right to protect themselves!" Are they kidding?

VERY James Bond..."Don't mess with me, YOUNGSTER! KaPOWEE!"

it isn't a joke!? If Medicare covers this, I'm writing to the State of California and demanding they pay for a gun for ME. If they don't, it's age discrimination, RIGHT? !!!

At December 09, 2008 11:24 AM, Blogger Kris said...

i am going to get my parents to apply for this one

At December 09, 2008 11:35 AM, Blogger cube said...

UPDATE: I just heard on FOX this morning that the FDA has backed off from allowing Medicare to pay for this for seniors and the disabled.

I believe the manufacturer is just going to sell it as a gun.

At December 09, 2008 10:50 PM, Blogger Papa Frank said...

Make that thing the handle to a cane and we've got a winner.

At December 10, 2008 7:52 AM, Blogger David Amulet said...

I'm not sure what the advantage is, if any, over a small pistol.

At December 10, 2008 10:16 AM, Blogger cube said...

david a: This is for the old or diabled who just don't have the hand strength to pull a heavy trigger.

I wonder about the safety of carrying this weapon and accidentally pushing the button.

Can you imagine a Plexico Burress with this in his pants?


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