Man invents gun that looks exactly like a cell phone

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Good idea or bad?

Kirk Kjellberg from Minnesota says he came up with the “Ideal Conceal” pocket gun, designed to look identical to a smartphone, after a little boy pointed out Kjellberg’s own larger, not-so-concealed gun at a restaurant.

“When a little child, a boy about 7, saw me, and said, ‘Mommy, Mommy, that guy’s got a gun,’ and the whole restaurant, of course, turns and stares at you, and I thought there’s just got to be something better to do than this,” said Kjellberg. “It’s more so for people that want to be able to carry a gun when they need to and not have to engage other people about why they’re carrying that gun.”

It hasn’t even hit the market yet, and already the double barrelled .380 derringer-style cell phone look-alike is triggering a lot of debate on social media.

While Kjellberg says he already has 4,000 orders for “Ideal Conceal,” a lot of people are calling the smartphone weapon a dumb idea.

Kjellberg says the pistol is not a security threat at airports because the plastic gun has a metal center, and will trigger metal detectors.

Homeland Security has contacted Kjellberg, who says he’s more than happy to provide law enforcement with x-rays of the device so that officers may train to recognize the pocket guns.

“Ideal Conceal” goes on sale in October with a price tag of about $400.

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