Til you forget it's not your inhaler
This is a discussion on Prescripton Handguns within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Prescription Handguns For the Elderly and Disabled: This Won't End Well By Sean Fallon, 1:10 PM on Wed Dec 3 2008, 15,476 views Ohhh yes—be ...
Prescription Handguns For the Elderly and Disabled: This Won't End Well
By Sean Fallon, 1:10 PM on Wed Dec 3 2008, 15,476 views
Ohhh yes—be very afraid. Remember the Palm Pistol ergonomic handgun from a few months back? Well, you will be interested to know that it has been designated as a medical gadget by the FDA.
In a statement submitted to Medgadget, the manufacturer, Constitution Arms, has revealed the following:
We thought you might be interested to learn that the FDA has completed its “Device/Not a Device” determination and concluded the handgun will be listed as a Class I Medical Device, exempt from 510(k) Pre-Market Notification in accordance with 21 CFR 890.5050 “Daily Activity Assist Device.”
We have now submitted an application to the CMS contractor Noridian for a DME (Durable Medical Equipment) Coding Verification in order to be assigned an HCPCS code. Once assigned , physicians will be able to prescribe the Palm Pistol for qualified patients who may seek reimbursement through Medicare or private health insurance companies.
Palm Pistol: Grandma is Going On a Toodle Shootin' Rampage
Now, while I doubt there is going to be a lot of these prescribed, I do think that it's a great idea.
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"Outside of the killings, Washington has one of the lowest crime rates in the country,"
--Mayor Marion Barry, Washington , DC .
I can't see a whole lot of docs writing that script...
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Strange story; is someone pulling our leg?
I'd like to see the look on the pharmasist that they hand the script to LOL
Did you look at that photo?
I can just see grandma at the bridge game reaching into her bag for the make-up compact, and, oops. "
"I guess my compact beats your 2 no-trump."
"Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch; Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote."
-- Benjamin Franklin
I wouldn't want to deny a right-in-the-mind elderly person the right to protect herself. But I would worry about NDs. LOTS of NDs. My mom is 85, mostly blind, and getting shaky. Not a good combination.
Since most elderly don't get out much, especially without their children or grands, I would think they'd benefit more by having their homes fortified against invasion, than giving them a gun.
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sounds like something my grandma should hear about.
"Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result."
Every well-bred petty crook knows: the small concealable weapons always go to the far left of the place setting.
AMA members prescribing handguns is an oxymoron.
The most exhilarating thing in life is getting shot at with no results.
- Winston Churchill
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I worry about slippery slopes, and this is stupid.
"Just blame Sixto"
think it's covered by Mediscare?
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