And now for some really crazy stuff…

So, it’s, I click on the link titled “Medical Breakthrough: Plastic Single-shot Suicide Gun For Old People”, and I find this article: Company tries to get gun classed as medical device:

A US company claims to have received federal approval to market a 9-mm handgun as a medical device and hopes the US government will reimburse seniors who buy the $300 firearm….

Called the Palm Pistol, the weapon is designed for people who have trouble firing a normal handgun due to arthritis and other debilitating conditions.

“It’s something that they need to assist them in daily living,” says Matthew Carmel, president of Constitution Arms in Maplewood, New Jersey, which hopes to manufacture the Palm Pistol – now just a patent and specifications.

“The justification for this would be no more or less for a [walking aid] or wheelchair, or any number of things that are medical devices,” he says.

Not a hoax, apparently, although I still wouldn’t say I’m 100% convinced.

One Comment

  1. tim
    Posted December 10, 2008 at 9:06 pm | Permalink

    What was that movie with the plastic gun someone took on a plane or something..

    Anyway, this will be great for hijacking planes.

    Oh my god you can get a picatinny rail on those things. Gramma gonna get some assault accessories.

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