Just when you thought the world wasn’t dangerous enough already, someone has decided to invent a gun that looks exactly like a smartphone.
Yeah, really. Minnesota-based manufacturer Ideal Conceal have made a double-barrelled pistol, which can carry two bullets and even has laser sights.
The .380 calibre handgun can be folded up to look like your bog-standard smartphone and and is expect to go on sale in the U.S. in the coming months, Business Insider UK reports.
According to its manufacturer, it has been designed to ‘hide in plain sight’ and easily fits into a purse or back pocket, making it ‘virtually undetectable’. Terrifying, basically.
On their website, it says:
The idea for Ideal Conceal follows the present-day demand for handguns that people can carry on a day to day basis, in a manner that makes carrying a gun easy to do. From soccer moms to professionals of every type, this gun allows you the option of not being a victim.
European police have now been warned to remain vigilant as it’s expected to be imported illegally into the continent after its release.
The pistol was originally supposed to launch in 2016, but an updated post by founder Kirk Kjellberg on January 5th revealed that they’re currently experiencing production delays.
Apparently they’ve already received 12,000 pre-orders for the handgun, which costs $395 (£325) and it’s due to begin shipping some time over the next couple of months.
Posted by IDEAL Conceal – patent pending on Tuesday, 13 December 2016
Surely the invention of something like this will only make it harder for police to deal with the real criminals out there? Just a thought.