I was in Cabelles in Maine last week, drooling over the Pistols and remembering the day I had to surrender all of mine.
I was quite shock to see a frail old Lady struggling to rack the slide of (I think) a 9mm Self loading Pistol.
She just did not have the strength to load it.
I shudder to think of the consequences if she ever tried to use it.
While I think that our laws are too restrictive, I don't think I want to live in a society in which an old lady feels that she needs a Pistol to protect herself.