What Could Possibly Go Wrong: Cell Phone Gun Case Edition

Cell phone case (courtesy 6abc.com)

Do you live in an open carry state? Then wearing this call phone case shouldn’t be a problem. Using it, however, could put you in harm’s way whether or not your state recognizes your natural, civil and Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms. According to 6abc.com, “The Ocean County, New Jersey Prosecutor’s Office is warning the public about sporting a particular cell phone case that’s designed to look like a gun. The prosecutor’s office points out that police officers have a hard enough job ‘without having to make a split second decision in the dark of night when someone may decide to pull their cell phone out without thinking during a traffic stop.'” Or any other time, really. The comments underneath the post are predictably derisory . . .

“If you are stupid enough to buy this product, don’t come crying to us when you get shot,” GWC opines. Somehow I don’t think that will be a problem. Unless, of course, someone whips this out in New York City, notorious for shooting bystanders with their 12-pound trigger weight GLOCKs. [h/t JG]

comments

  1. avatar TITAN308 says:

    No please, sell this product. Nothing wrong with some good ol’ thinning of the less intelligent of the herd. See in my personal opinion this is why we have an overpopulation problem. We feel the need to protect the stupid people from themselves instead of letting nature take its course.

    1. avatar Chip in Florida says:

      All we really need to do is remove some of the warning labels in life and let nature do the rest.

  2. avatar Pantera Vazquez says:

    Stupid

  3. avatar vv ind says:

    Watch that finger ms.

    1. avatar Rick the Bear says:

      My second thought (after I checked out the butt).

  4. avatar Stinkeye says:

    “My cell phone isn’t big and clunky enough. Maybe it would be more ergonomic if I glued an Airsoft gun to it.”

    And I thought that double-barrel 1911 was the stupidest f*cking thing I’d ever see.

    1. avatar jonwaynetaylor says:

      “And I thought that double-barrel 1911 was the stupidest f*cking thing I’d ever see.”
      I’d call it a tie.

  5. avatar doesky2 says:

    Even in today’s cushy modern world….Darwin still manages to get his due.

  6. avatar Jjimmyjonga says:

    Can one take this onto a comercial airplane?

    1. avatar Geoff PR says:

      “Can one take this onto a comercial airplane?”

      Book a flight and report back your experience…

  7. avatar Mack Bolan says:

    I’m on the fence. On one hand, it serves as a deterrent and normalizes guns. Open carry arguments apply even to this.

    It falls apart when you have to take a call, or otherwise use your phone.

    Product design tip: Make the phone holster look like a gun in a holster which stays affixed to your clothing. You remove the phone from the gun shaped object. Same effect, no fear of looking like you are waving a gun around, and better ergonomics.

    1. avatar Roymond says:

      My thoughts exactly.

  8. avatar ready,fire,aim says:

    i saw this and spit coffee all over my key board,,,are you f”in kidding me ?

    1. avatar Rick3 says:

      ^^^
      This!

    2. avatar ready,fire,aim says:

      the manufacture is set up for a big wrongful death suit…don’t you think ?

      1. avatar borg says:

        The article appears to me to imply that cops may summarily execute someone for merely having that gun shaped case visible.

        1. avatar Hannibal says:

          Uh if when your phone vibrates you pull it out in public there’s a good chance eventually someone might think you have dangerous intentions.

      2. avatar borg says:

        Given my above comment cops may risk getting their department and themselves involved in a wrongful death lawsuit if they summarily execute someone not to mention the chance of being held responsible for deprivation of right whether civil or criminal or both since summary executions are frowned upon.

  9. avatar Swarf says:

    Deeply, deeply stupid.

  10. avatar Former Water Walker says:

    Saw this on the local news in Chicago-sure if the po-leece don’t shoot yer dumbazz yer homie’ll pop a cap in ‘ya…

  11. avatar MotoJB says:

    That has to be one of the dumbest product ideas I’ve ever seen…just stupid.

  12. avatar Taylor TX says:

    I have to rate this right up there with the cool guy gun tattoo in the waistline.

  13. avatar Bill Kohnke says:

    Who’s calling the shots? (pun intended)

  14. avatar Jonathan - Houston says:

    It’s tacky, no doubt, but dangerous? I doubt it. They’ve marketed cigarette lighters in the shape of Derringers for how many decades? Never heard of anyone getting shot because of it. Just seems silly.

    1. avatar Hannibal says:

      I’m betting it took me less time to google this than it did for you to type your sentence. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-60952/Gunman-killed-police-cigarette-lighter.html

  15. avatar Shire-man says:

    “Officials say it is not a cool product.”
    Youngin’s check with officials now to determine what is or is not cool?

  16. avatar mike oregon says:

    My first and only response Y.G.B.S.M. (acronym for, you gotta be shiting me. )

  17. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

    Filed under “stuff I won’t buy”
    Right there with things like a fur lined sink…

    1. avatar SpeleoFool says:

      Lmao.

  18. avatar Heywood says:

    Does it have the tip of the barrel end painted orange?

  19. avatar Warp says:

    This seems like a whole bunch of self-correcting problems to me…

  20. avatar Kevin says:

    I have a theory about these types of things. The level of stupid is directly proportional to the amount of profit generated. Whoever invented this should make billions.

  21. avatar CLarson says:

    This product is high stakes litmus test for your community. Do you live in a town with trigger happy cops? Buy the case and find out.

  22. avatar PeterW says:

    Does it come with gunshot ring tone?

    “Everybody FREEZE! I’m going to take a call!”

  23. avatar Illinios_Minion says:

    Can I get an AK or AR case? For open carry, of course….

    /sarc

    1. avatar jsallison says:

      An AK-shaped selfie stick! OMG I am so heading to the patent office…

  24. avatar Ralph says:

    Why is it that a phone shaped like a gun is legal but a gun shaped like a phone isn’t?

    This is the kind of question that keeps me awake at night.

  25. avatar Dean Carpenter says:

    Ironic that virtually every manufacturer has been knocking themselves out to come up with great concealed carry pistols and this company develops a gun version of the cod piece. Call it the rod piece?

  26. avatar AndyNC says:

    Why is she wearing rubber shorts?

  27. avatar Colt Magnum says:

    ‘Excuse me while I whip this out”.

  28. avatar boardsnbikes says:

    For temple indexing fans.

  29. avatar pwrserge says:

    Meh… It’s useful for trolling idiots. I see this as a useful tool to take the jackboots in blue down a peg or two.

    1. avatar Hannibal says:

      …by giving them the legal ability via reasonable suspicion to detain you…?

  30. avatar thewiz says:

    I can already see some yahoo getting a call and pulling his real gun instead. Blowing his (or hers, gotta be PC these days!) earlobe off.
    If I ever saw one of my grandkids with this, I’d have to smack him and his mother upside the head

  31. avatar rlc2 says:

    Jeez. Getting the stupid WordPress comment warning “posting too fast slow down” after waiting 5 minutes. You should really fix the commenting system here- have to say the glitches make it not worth the bother.

  32. avatar Roymond says:

    I suspect they’ll sell gobs of them as gag gifts for a year, then the product will die from lack of interest.

  33. avatar Joe says:

    Maybe people would get use to seeing guns and not freak out when they see someone carry a real gun. Folks here in Philly need to see guns toted by good men and women, and not hear about bad guys shooting each other over $10 bucks. Otherwise it makes for a stupid phone case.

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