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Smartphone Like Handgun

 A company from Minnesota called as Ideal Conceal has created a handgun designed to look like a smartphone.

The company’s website reads,“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".

It is set to release sometime in mid-2016, the pistol is a double-barreled .380 caliber. Company is planning to sell it for $395 and its developer, one Kirk Kjellberg, claims that they’ve already received upwards of 2,500 emails from interested buyers.

When the gun is in its smartphone camouflage, it can't be fired accidently.

The product description on site is, "The ground breaking Ideal Conceal is a carefully engineered double-barreled .380 caliber people can safely carry in their purse or clipped to their side. Ingeniously designed to resemble a smartphone, yet with one click of the safety it opens and is ready to fire. The product was designed with safety as a priority. A brand everyone can trust, a piece they can rely on, over and over".

Nonetheless, the idea of people walking around with firearms disguised as smartphones has law enforcement officials worried.

Addressing the issue head on, Bill Johnson of the National Association of Police Organizations said the following: “In general, the concept of any kind of weapon that’s disguised, so that it’s not apparent that it’s a weapon, would be cause for concern.”

Similarly, Andrew Patrick, Deputy Communications Director at the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, issued the following statement to the DailyMail: “What’s disturbing is that this looks like a real smartphone. There are countless stories of children playing with toy guns who were shot, because it was mistaken for the real thing.”
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