by Minnesota startup Ideal Conceal, the pistol folds into a palm-sized square.
“Smartphones are everywhere, so your new pistol will easily blend in with
today’s environment,” explains Ideal Conceal, on its website. “In its locked
position it will be virtually undetectable because it hides in plain sight.”
gun can be safely carried in a purse or clipped to a person’s side, the company
the gun’s resemblance to a smartphone is making police officers nervous, CNN
“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,” said Bill Johnson, executive director and general counsel for the
National Association of Police Organizations.
gun, which has two bullets loaded into two barrels, is a .380-caliber derringer
that uses a hammerless firing system.