Senator Chuck Schumer of New York has asked the federal Department of Justice and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to investigate a new gun that looks like an iPhone before it is released. Schumer said the gun,
“…is just a disaster waiting to happen.”
On its website, the company promoting the gun Ideal Conceal, shows something that really looks like an iPhone in its case, but it opens into a .380 caliber gun. It has a list price of $395.
Ideal Conceal’s CEO Kirk Kjellberg said the gun would likely be ready for sale later this year and he’s pushed back against the outrage, saying that there are already small, easily concealed guns with more firepower than two shots on the market.
“The idea that this is going to cause some new big threat is just not true.”
Kjellberg said he came up with the idea for the gun after a young child in a restaurant caught a glimpse of his weapon and pointed it out.
Senator Schumer said a gun looking like an everyday item could violate federal law, which was why he was asking the Justice Department and the ATF to investigate. Schumer spoke out last year against a phone case that made a phone look like a gun (below).
“Just like toys that too much look like handguns should not be sold, handguns that look too much like toys should not be sold.”
As I said, what could go wrong? How about this statistic, every day in America a TODDLER fires a loaded weapon.
(T/Y Randy: via Koin)