US senator wants investigation into gun resembling phone

Yahoo News

NEW YORK, N.Y. – A U.S. senator on Monday called on the federal Department of Justice and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to investigate before a gun that looks like an iPhone comes to market. But the head of the company making the gun said concern over the two-shot weapon was misplaced.

Democratic Sen. Charles Schumer of New York said the gun, being promoted online by a company calling itself Ideal Conceal, “is just a disaster waiting to happen.”  

On its website and Facebook page, Ideal Conceal has images that show something that looks like a phone in its case. But it can open into a .380 calibre gun. The site lauds its “high velocity, increased accuracy,” and the weapon has a list price of $395.

Ideal Conceal CEO Kirk Kjellberg said the gun would likely be ready for sale later in the year. He pushed back against the outrage, pointing out that there are already small, easily concealed guns with more firepower than two shots on the market, as well as a wide range of holsters for practically every part of the body.

“The idea that this is going to cause some new big threat is just not true,” he said, calling it a defensive weapon only. Kjellberg has a concealed carry license. He 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.

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.

He said it posed a threat to law enforcement if it was allowed to be sold, because they could find themselves in a situation where they wouldn’t know if a suspect was pulling out a phone or a gun.

Schumer spoke out last year against a phone case that made a phone look like a gun.

On Monday, he said, “Just like toys that too much look like handguns should not be sold, handguns that look too much like toys should not be sold.”

ATF had no comment, and the Department of Justice did not respond to an email seeking comment.

7 thoughts on “US senator wants investigation into gun resembling phone

  1. Here Is the issue..I have to question why the manufacturer decided to build this model now, when pigs are already claiming that people with phones, filming pigs crimes, appeared to be guns, thereby giving them justification to murder the person filming them. This gun gives the public a sense of legitimacy to these murdering pigs claims. I have to question who this manufacturer is working for.

  2. Cool looking product but ya I can def see this would give the “Oh So Scared” gang of blue even more reason to over react ;-(

  3. personally I think you should be able to fashion a gun in any form, the cops dont seem to need a reason to murder us any more , regardless of what you do or dont have in your hands ..

    who I’d like investigated, is this Senator .. than I want him run out of this country

    1. I believe they are using a high profile shit bag, gun grabber, Schumer to spotlight the gun so when the pigs start popping everyone filming them the media can say ..”But dey was a skeered for der lives!!”. The sheep will then say “Oh yeah I saw that on da news! Well guess dey got what dey deserved! .”. The real problem in this nation is the brain dead masses. I agree with the elite that we could wipe them from the gene pool and miss nothing. They are simply setting the stage for the mass murder they are about to unleash on us.

  4. “… there are already small, easily concealed guns with more firepower than two shots on the market,…”


    Two shots against more than one armed person is virtually suicide anyway.

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