A Minnesota man has invented a gun that looks just like a cell phone.
Kirk Kjellberg said he was sitting at a restaurant when a small child called him out for having a gun and he was the focus of attention.
So, he invented the "Ideal Conceal," a cellphone-sized two-shot Derringer-style gun.
The gun has triggered quite the debate on social media, with many people calling it stupid and saying it should be illegal.
Kjellberg said for him and other gun carriers, it’s all about convenience.
"When a little child, a boy about 7, saw me and said, ‘Mommy, mommy that guy’s got a gun,’ and that whole restaurant of course turns and stares at you, and I thought there’s just gotta be something better to do than this," Kjellberg said. "It’s more that they want to be able to carry a gun when they need to and not have to engage other people about why they’re carrying that gun."
Kjellberg said the plastic gun with a metal core is not a security threat at places like airports.
He said he has been contacted by homeland security and is willing to provide law enforcement with X-rays of the weapon so they can train officers to recognize it.
The "Ideal Conceal" is not on the market yet but you can expect to see it on sale in October for $395.
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