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Sen. Schumer Wants To Stop Sales of Gun That Looks Like iPhone

Eric Scheiner | April 5, 2016 | 11:38am EDT
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Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) says, “Just like toys that too much look like handguns should not be sold, handguns that look too much like toys should not be sold.”

Schumer on Monday called on the Department of Justice and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to investigate Ideal Conceal, a company that is planning to bring a gun that looks like an iPhone onto the market.

According to WABC-TV, the double barrel .38 would go on sale for about $395.

Schumer claims the gun may already violate the law, “Under the National Firearms Act – a law on the books- guns that can easily be concealed because they look like an everyday object are typically considered illegal.”

Kirk Kjellberg of Ideal Conceal says the gun would allow concealed carry permit holders to take the gun into the workplace without causing a distraction.

“There’s some people that really take serious issue – in the workplace or somewhere else – to see a gun on you. I think it gives people the opportunity to avoid that conversation,” Kjellberg told WABC.

“Why would we want to make it easier for criminals or terrorists, like those who attack Paris and Brussels to wreak havoc and do us harm?” Schumer asks. “Well, this sinister weapon can do just that.”

h/t WABC-TV

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