Point And Shoot Couldn’t Be Easier

A Maplewood NJ company, Constitution Arms, is taking pre-orders on a new Palm Pistol.

Don't Squeeze Too Hard When You Pick It Up

Palm Pistol

According to the site

The Palm Pistol is an ergonomically innovative single shot double action only defensive firearm chambered in 9mm that may be fired using either hand without regard to orientation of the stock. Suited for home defense, concealed carry or as a backup gun. It is also ideal for seniors, disabled or others who may have limited strength or manual dexterity. Using the thumb instead of the index finger for firing, it significantly reduces muzzle drift, one of the principal causes of inaccurate targeting. Point and shoot couldn’t be easier.

Because it is “ideal for seniors, disabled or others who may have limited strength or manual dexterity”, Constitution Arms has apparently submitted an application to the Food and Drug Administration asking that the Palm Pistol be classified as a medical device, thereby qualifying purchasers for reimbursement from Medicare. Over the past several days, there have been numerous pieces on news channels and on-line claiming that the Palm Pistol had been approved by the FDA. However, the news of today is that FDA has rejected the application after all. Constitution Arms claims that this is a reversal due to political pressure.

If the FDA had given approval, and if Medicare provided coverage, the Palm Pistol would have required a doctor’s prescription. It would give a whole new meaning to “2 caps q4h”.

Maybe the rejection isn’t such a bad thing. I mean, we already have The Scooter Store. If the FDA had granted approval, could The Shooter Store be far behind?

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