Amidst the controversy of guns and gun bans comes the news about a new type of gun. More specifically, a new look for a gun. This time, we will see the release of a smartphone-shaped gun.
“Ingeniously designed to resemble a smartphone, yet with one click of the safety it opens and is ready to fire.” That is what a Minnesota-based company says about its latest weapon, which is shaped like a smartphone. Ideal Conceal said that it will be able to sell the new weapon by mid-2016. It can easily slip into a pocket and can hold two bullets at a time.
The company page explains on its page that “smartphones are everywhere, so your new pistol will easily blend in with today’s environment.” It also says that since it is in a locked position, it will be virtually undetectable, reports Yahoo. The smartphone-shaped gun is a double barrelled .380-calibre folding pistol. According to the company, it will be sold for $395 USD.
Ideal Conceal CEO Kirk Kjellberg said that the prototype will be done in June and will likely be manufactured by October. He also said that the smartphone-shaped gun was made for those who want to carry a gun when they need to, at the same time avoiding unnecessary issues regarding carrying with other people who might question why they are doing so.
Business Standard reports that Kjellberg said the company doesn’t “want anything sinister to go on with it either. It’s just made for mainstream America, not criminal enterprise.” The company says that it will allow people the option of not becoming a victim.
According to them, no one wants to be in a situation where they need to defend themselves with the use of deadly force, so it’s better to “have a gun and not need one, than to need a gun and not have one.” The Ideal Conceal CEO also revealed that marketing for the gun has already started. And so far, it has garnered interest and requests of more than 4,000, including some from law enforcement.
Meanwhile, Director for National Association of Police Organizations Bill Johnson told CNN that “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.”
A total of 30,000 people die from firearms each year, which was why a ban on guns is being pushed by some. It is also known that in connection with the issue, a gun control legislation was attempted to be passed by President Barack Obama; however, it has been blocked by Republican lawmakers
So far, Americans are still largely divided on those who believe on gun rights where carrying firearms is necessary for self-defense, and those who support better gun control to put a stop to shooting incidents in the country. As of now, eight states allow carrying concealed guns without a permit.
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