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Stupid smart phone or brilliant handgun? You make the call (so to speak)

Who do you think will fear this "smart-phone-disguised" handgun, who won't, & why? 

I have my own hypothesis, of course, but am eager to hear what others think.

Or maybe the existence of this gun/phone is "fake news"?...


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Reader Comments (5)

All I can say is thank God someone has come up with a way to prevent the embarrassment of a little boy causing a ruckus if he notices a concealed handgun in that guy's pants.

January 9, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterJoshua

@Joshua-- and on related note, will help police to justify shootings of unarmed suspects-- :"I saw him reaching for what I thought was a cellphone..."

January 9, 2018 | Registered CommenterDan Kahan

I wonder, even if these things become very popular, how the actual danger will stack up against the known dangers of actual smartphones, which include:

- talking/texting while driving

- battery ignition/explosion

- psychological damage due to social media over-consumption

- social breakdown due to absence of direct social interaction

- those hideous ring tones

- cat videos

January 9, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterJonathan

Jonathan -

I had a somewhat similar thought. The issue around guns probably has more to do with how bad people are at assessing relative risk than anything else.

January 9, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterJoshua

I meant relative risk vs. absolute risk.

January 9, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterJoshua

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