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Old September 22, 2012, 10:08 PM   #28
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A .22 handgun might be worthless if your condition prevents your operating the thing.
An aged, arthritic hand on a gun, any gun, even a .22, beats the hell out of the same hand balled into a fist, every time. Guns are, as Marko Kloos pointed out in his essay, "Why the Gun is Civilization", the force equalizer that puts the elderly on more equal footing with the young and strong.

Gramma does not stand much of a chance in a fistfight ..... but she can manage to land a series of 120 ft/lb jabs with a few 4 lb pulls of her finger.
TheGolden Rule of Tool Use: "If you don't know what you are doing, DON'T."
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