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Police are calling a new iPhone case that’s shaped like the grip of a handgun “a deathtrap.”

Many critics are now demanding that the gun-grip cases be banned from being sold on the Internet and stores.

Law enforcement officials say they can easily mistake the pistol cases for a real gun. “I would NOT suggest purchasing this cell phone case, which is designed to look like a firearm,” NYPD’s 112th Precinct tweeted on Tuesday.

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To make matters worse the gun-handle cases also come with an app that puts a picture of a gun barrel on the iPhone’s screen, according to an article in the NY Daily News.

The head of NY’s largest police union predicted the cases will endanger “both the lives of those who carry it and the police officers whose job it is to rid the street of illegal guns.”

Community activists say teens would be foolish to carry such a case in their back pocket.

Members of an anti-violence group in Brooklyn, said the cases would only invite trouble. “They think it’s cute, but this is going to get our kids killed,” one member said.

According to Amazon.com, the gun cases for the iPhone 5 and 6 sell from $10 to $49, through a third-party seller.  Other websites that sell the gun grip case and app, advertise them as accessories that can transform “your iPhone 5 into a handgun” boasting also that the “app means you can play games of Russian roulette at parties!” but not to worry, “you can’t actually shoot anyone!”

An Apple representative said the company has nothing to do with the product and declined further comment.

 

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1 COMMENT

  1. “My first thought would be to pull MY gun and defuse the situation”

    “Defuse”? I do not think that means what you think means.

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