Are you taking aspirin or any medication for a blood thinner? Can't imagine getting bruised from a .22lr, but blood thinners can cause bruising from any type of bumps.
I thought the exact same thing as I read the original post. I was on Coumadin for a while. I bruised if I was yelled at!
NRA Life Member (2003)
I think that one of the notions common to the anti-gunner is the idea that being a victim is 'noble'; as if it is better to be noble in your suffering than disruptive in your own defense.