Below is a video clip of a cell phone gun, which holds 4 .22LR rounds:
Although these guns seem to be incredibly rare worldwide, with none having been found in the USA as of yet, there has been a predictable media frenzy. Wolfgang Dicke of the German Police union reportedly stated that “It means police will have to draw their weapons whenever a person being checked reaches for their mobile phone.” U.S. Customs Service Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly followed on that sentiment, stating that the discovery of the cell phone gun “represents a potentially serious threat to law enforcement and the public.”
However, I can’t say that these incredibly rare black market firearms are going to keep me up at night. Firstly, they are incredibly rare, with just a handful believed to exist. Secondly, given their short barrels and poor ergonomics, they aren’t exactly the most deadly devices around. Thirdly, while they are well disguised guns, an concealable ordinary gun can be effectively hidden by criminals and drawn at the last moment, making this gun’s camouflage less important than it may at first seem. All in all, the cell phone gun seems like little more than an (illegal) novelty item.
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