New Gun Design To Make It Fold Into Shape Of Smartphone – The world, especially Americans are still going crazy about a gun that is drawing lot of attention for it’s concealment method. This is based on the fact that the gun can be folded up like a cellphone. Although, American Government is wondering if the Minnesota start-up’s new product, a double-barrel .380-caliber handgun, is a good news or a bad one considering the fact that America has to deal with a lot of rampant shootings and different gun laws. Gun sale has increased rapidly in America. For more information regarding the increase of gun sales in the US, see Why gun sale is increasing in America.
Kirk Kjellberg, CEO of Monticello-based company Ideal Conceal, said he came up with the idea of the folding pistol when a child caught a glimpse of his gun at a restaurant. According to him:
“I walked towards the restroom and a little child, a boy about 7, saw me and said, ‘Mommy, mommy, that guy’s got a gun,’” …“The whole restaurant of course turns and stares at you and I thought, ‘There’s just gotta be something better to do than this.”
Kjellberg further revealed that he wanted a gun that wouldn’t cause people who spot the object and look “at you like you’re about to shoot the place up.”
According to the manufacturer, the mobilephone-like gun is designed to fit into the world of today because the gun, which has a fake camera built into it, is designed to fold up into a rectangle that bears a strong resemblance to a smartphone. Hence the company’s website states. “So your new pistol will easily blend in with today’s environment.”
According to Kjellberg, the gun can not be fired from it’s folded position. It can only be fired when it is not folded. A prototype of the gun is expected to be completed in June with manufacturing expected to follow in October.
The folding guns will be sold for $395 each, Kjellberg said.
He said the gun would be ideal for someone who wants or needs to carry their weapon and would not be embarrassed by others as to why they have a gun with them. In other words, if you see someone with the gun, you may think he or she has a cell phone with him or her.
The police on the other hand believe that such guns could pose challenges for law enforcement. Bill Johnson, executive director and general counsel for the National Association of Police Organizations said:
“In general, the concept of any kind of weapon that’s disguised, so that it’s not apparent that it’s a weapon, would be cause for concern,”
What is your opinion about the introduction, manufacturing and sale of a pistol in disguise?