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New Gun Resembling iPhone Is 'Disaster Waiting To Happen,' Says Schumer

A Minnesota company is working on a 2-shot pistol that can be folded up to appear like a smartphone. Photo Credit: CNN Screen Grab
U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer Photo Credit: File photo

A Minnesota company is developing a two-shot pistol that will resemble and be as easily concealed as a smart phone, and New York Sen. Chuck Schumer calls it a "disaster waiting to happen."

Ideal Conceal is working to receive a patent for the invention, which folds into the palm of your hand and can be slipped into a back pocket, according to reports.

Schumer called for an investigation from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Department of Justice.

“The latest ‘great idea’ for a concealed gun should come with 9-1-1 on speed dial because this iPhone gun is a disaster waiting to happen,” Schumer said in a statement. “Imagine a scenario in which a police officer is not able to tell whether a violent criminal is pulling out a gun or an iPhone.”

The company, which says its invention is "ingeniously designed," intends to have the gun on the market by the middle of this year at a cost of $395, according to CNN.

Kirk Kiellberg, a gun developer with Ideal Conceal, said he's already received 2,500 emails from people inquiring about the weapon, according to CNN.

Click here to read the CNN report.

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