Iâm all for making everyday gadgets and gizmos more accessible to the differently-abled and the elderly, but do I really want my foggy granny, touting a gun around town? Tough question, eh? But I guess certified NRA instructor Matthew Carmel, hasnât had much experience with cranky grandparents because the Palm Pistol he developed âfor seniors, disabled and others with limited manual dexterityâ isnât something, any of us should be all that thrilled about. The ergonomically novel, single shot double action handgun, features a defensive firearm chambered in 9mm that can be fired without straining the fingers. Since the pistol requires people to use the thumb, instead of the index finger for firing it, it significantly reduces muzzle drift making the old âpoint-and-shootâ routine even more accurate! Really interesting design, but I donât want my granny, going around taking pot shots at dogs that wont budge out of her way, the garden gate that creaks, the car gate that gets stuck, the store gate that hits her on the way out, the store keeper whom she suspects of poisoning her cookies, cans of food that donât open and all those miscellaneous things that annoys the hell out of her! So Iâm just gonna pass on this little innovation!
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