No, it’s not a James Bond gadget
2016 is young and already has seen its share of bad ideas. So far, Donald Trump is in the lead with 13 or 14 horrible ideas including a $25 billion wall and his poorly-considered stance on nuclear proliferation. But a Minnesota entrepreneur’s new two-shot gun that looks like an iPhone is clearly the work of a man with an IQ below the current temperature in St. Paul.
Kirk Kjellberg was walking though a restaurant when a child saw a poorly-concealed gun inside his jacket. Why Kjelberg felt he needed to be armed at brunch is neither here nor there, but the the child – rightfully fearing for his life – screamed, “Mommy, that guy’s got a gun!” So like most great inventors he thought, “There has to be a better way,” he told NBC News. So he created a gun that looks exactly like an Apple iPhone. That way people can carry a firearm wherever they goes without frightening small kids and liberals. In fact, the cell-phone gun is so non-threatening to small children they’re likely to pick it up and try to play Angry Birds on it. And that’s what everyone wants.
In 2015, over 43 people were shot by a toddler age three and younger, a number which Kjelberg must believe is too low. Kjellberg defended his stroke of genius to NBC News saying, “In America, we have lots of children in contact with pistols already. For me, it’s not the gun. It’s the people. So if you have a pistol and you have children anywhere near you, it’s your responsibility to lock that stuff up and keep it away from children.” So if the gun is locked up, what’s the point in disguising it as a cell phone?
Every year, countless people are killed by law enforcement because they mistake an object in their hand for a gun. Now, by brandishing your cell phone in a tense moment, a cop can unload on you because they assume you’re armed. The Department of Homeland Security has contacted Kjellberg about the pistol, and he will provide officials with X-rays of the gun so airport screeners can identify the difference between his gun and a cell phone.
The cell-phone gun is currently priced at $395, no word on if it comes with a service contract.