Blog | Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Wrong agency, buddy

It seems the FDA knows it's got enough on its plate. Yesterday the agency decided not to get into the business of approving firearms, the AP reports.

A New Jersey man tried to get approval for an easy-to-use "Palm Pistol" for folks with disabling conditions who might find it hard to pull a trigger. He registered the palm-sized gun-- which discharges at the press of a button-- with the FDA as a medical device last week, the AP said.

The FDA wisely pulled the plug on the idea yesterday, which the inventor reportedly chalked up to "political pressure" (and not the fact that guns are nowhere near an "F" or a "D").