As I have gotten older I find a walking cane is very helpful on those morning walks. As I walk around Delmar I feel fairly safe - except for some parts of the Maryland side of town. Now the cane started out as a aid in walking and a defense weapon. I have been looking at some "improvements" to my cane that might be useful.
and there are versions of cane guns such as http://www.micksguns.com/cane%20guns.htm
and Boris Palatnik Co2 generated gun http://borispalatnik.com/CaneGun_BCG.htm
but there are plans out there in the internet world to convert a single shot 410 into a walking cane. There may be problems and issues with the National Fire Arm act, BATFE, concealed weapons etc
but weighed against getting your ass kicked take your chances.
Wow talking guns and have a Confederate Flag on the blog I know I must be on Obama 's radar.