Deathtrap: New Gun-Shaped iPhone Cases Prompt Ire from Just About Everyone


*Apparently, there is a designer out there that has been living under a rock. And that rock has been buried deep, deep underground for at least the past couple of years.

How else can you explain designing a cellphone case that looks just like a gun…once the phone is embedded, and the case is put in your pocket, all that shows is the handle.

Are you freaking kidding me?

Anti-gun groups are furious; and even the cops are calling it a “deathtrap.”

Blame it on a team in Japan with the website Suffice it to say, they definitely didn’t think this one through.

Or did they?


Carrying this thing, your phone might be safe, but your life is in danger.

The iPhone case is shaped like the grip of a gun and mothers, fathers, sister and brothers are all scratching their heads on this one.

“This is the stupidest, most dangerous thing I’ve ever seen,” said one former cop who spoke anonymously of the accessory.

And if the case isn’t enough, you can purchase the app that allows you to have a picture of a real gun as a screensaver.

The stupidity just doesn’t stop.

“I would NOT suggest purchasing this cell phone case, which is designed to look like a firearm,” a tweet from the NYPD’s 112th Precinct in Queens read on Tuesday.

The leader of the city’s largest police union cautions people from purchasing the accessory saying it 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.”

What makes the sale of this item legal. If even the cops are against it, and it doesn’t take a genius to see that its a lawsuit waiting to happen; why is the sale of this item even permissible?

“The money that is earned from the sale of this case is blood money earned from the blood of the person who is foolish enough to carry it,” said Patrick Lynch, president of the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association.

Inez Rodriguez, 62, a member of Grandmothers Love Over Violence, 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,” Rodriguez said.

The gun cases come in three different colors and sell online anywhere from $10-$49. And it is marketed on the website with the tagline,

“Protect your phone from scratches, shocks and collisions. Moreover, make your mobile phone shining and special.”

The website’s tasteless marketing continues to say…

“The app means you can play games of Russian roulette at parties! Don’t worry, you can’t actually shoot anyone!”

Brooklyn community activist Tony Herbert is pushing city and state legislators to ban the sale of the phone case. “We have to ban the sale of this item before lives are lost,” he said.

Calls to about the gun cases — which are sold from a third-party seller — were not returned. An Apple representative said the company has nothing to do with the product and declined further comment.


Watch the video below, then get on the phone and call your congressman. Certainly, this is a huge cause for alarm!


3 thoughts on “Deathtrap: New Gun-Shaped iPhone Cases Prompt Ire from Just About Everyone”

  1. I’m not anti-gun by any means but this is clearly completely stupid. Just another one of those “I do it because I can” type of things.

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