AJC– A Minnesota gun manufacturer is taking orders for a double-barreled, high velocity .380 caliber handgun shaped like a cellphone, with a handle that flips into the rectangle shape of most smartphones. The firearm even includes a belt clip similar to attachments seen on phones.
Ideal Conceal hopes to have its product in customers’ hands by mid-2016, according to its website, but one senator is fighting to stop it.
Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) wants the cellphone look-alikes banned and he wrote a letter to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, asking them to investigate, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution previously reported.
The gun manufacturer’s website says, “Smartphones are EVERYWHERE, so your new pistol will easily blend in with today’s environment. In its locked position it will be virtually undetectable because it hides in plain sight.”
But that’s exactly the problem, Casey said. Read the full story HERE
This gun has been in the works for a while. It seems like a pretty cool idea, and potentially a great backup gun. The main issue being brought forward is how similar this gun looks like a phone, and the problems this could pose to law enforcement. There are currently over 4,000 orders for the gun.
So what do you think? Should this new gun be allowed to go to production this summer, or does the ATF need to step in?