_It could have been the world’s first prescription pistol. The single-bullet Palm Pistol set the Internet abuzz with speculation that Medicare might even pay for the elderly and disabled to pack heat.

But on Monday the Food and Drug Administration said the Palm Pistol doesn’t have a shot of being listed as a medical device, and revoked the registration . . . .

[Inventor Matthew M.] Carmel said the elderly and disabled are easy targets for criminals, and the Palm Pistol could be an equalizer[, making them less susceptible to injury].

What do you think? Should Medicare pay for Palm Pistols?_