Monday, March 02, 2015

Concealed Carry of the Brain

Each year sees a terrible number of deaths, both intentional and accidental, involving firearms. One of the most tragic, and yet most eye-rollingly stupid of them was reported in the city of Kalamazoo, Michigan, where, on January 1st, a woman accidentally shot herself in the eye while trying to adjust the gun she was carrying in a ... bra holster.

Yes, Dear Readers, you heard that right - a bra holster. There are apparently several types of such holsters for women who wish to conceal more than one type of 38, so to speak. Here is one, marketed as the "Flashbang," available from for $26.79 to $49.99, depending on the weapon to be holstered and the natural embellishments of the armed lady...

It seems to me that this is not a terribly practical design, requiring the lady to pull up her shirt, grab the gun by the handle, and pull it down, probably while under duress ... which probably explains how an insufficiently experienced quickdraw artist* could accidentally fire the gun, with predictable results. One might also think that it would give a somewhat unusual, angular appearance to the normally rounded appearance of that portion of the lady's anatomy. However, given the current craze for the concealed carry** of weapons, I suppose this development was only a matter of time.

Of course, this is not the first deadly bra accessory on which I have reported in this space. You may recall this post from May of 2013, in which I brought to your attention "rape prevention underwear" being developed by some engineering students in India. A key part of the "Society Harnessing Equipment"*** was a set of sensors located in the bra**** which would, when triggered, deliver a 3800 volt shock to an attacker, while simultaneously sending a GPS-enabled SOS message to the local police ...

Not all of Victoria's secrets are pleasant ones.

Have a good day. Consider carrying your deadly weapons in your purse. More thoughts tomorrow.


* Or an energetic date.

** Unintentional alliteration.

*** Yes, it's a stupid name, but I didn't make it up.

**** The bra in the picture is a prototype ... one imagines that the final version would be a bit more decorative.


eViL pOp TaRt said...

This is amazing. Definitely for the well endowed only. And the extra weight would have to be supported by the bra straps. I think this is one of those wear for a few times purchases before being relegated to the bottom of the lingerie drawer.

Linda Kay said...

I agree with Angel...not sure I'd want to sacrifice comfort to carry the gun in this manner. They do make purses, very available in Texas, that have a separate compartment on the outside to carry the gun. Pretty cool, actually.

Banana Oil said...

This is one of the dumbest ideas in underwear since the girdle.

Anemone said...

I suppose it would be self-defeating to wear Body Perks too.

Mike said...

A least she shot herself and not someone else.

And of course I looked up Body Perks.