Company Invents Gun That Folds Up to Look Like a Cellphone

gunA Minnesota company, Ideal Conceal has invented a handgun that folds up to look just like a smartphone.  The site lauds its “high velocity, increased accuracy,” and the weapon has a list price of $395.  The phone is the exact same size as a Galaxy S7.  Although there are many other concerns about this phone; such as kids thinking it is a toy or a phone and accidentally shooting someone, to it opening accidentally and firing in someone’s pocket or ambushing unknowing police; we are focusing on how this gun could be detrimental to process servers being ambushed at the door delivering legal documents such as subpoenas, orders and summons.  This gun is horrible news for the process serving community.  This is just another way a person could answer the door with a gun in their hand and the process server or any other person would just think it was a cellular phone.  This weapon is virtually undetectable because it can hide in plain sight.  It only takes one click and the weapon is ready to fire.  Another click and you might be dead.  This means a process server could be ambushed while thinking everything is okay until the last minute leaving them with no time to seek cover and protect themselves.  U.S. Senator Charles Schumer commented on the phones by saying, “Just like toys that too much look like handguns should not be sold, handguns that look too much like toys should not be sold.” Senator Schumer also said a gun looking like an everyday item could violate federal law, which in turn was why he was asking the Justice Department and the ATF to investigate. sen

Process servers attempt to do their jobs as event free as possible.  This gun gives a possibly suicidal divorced father who just got served with divorce papers and restraining orders at the front door a gun in his hand to possibly attack the guy who just delivered the bad news.  We think these guns should be illegal.

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