Police warn against using gun-shaped cellphone cases

I kinda agree with this. Someone who spots you with this could call the cops on you as an “armed” person and next thing you know, the police are coming after you with guns drawn.

Plus I would never advertise the fact that I was carrying (whether it be via a cell phone case or a real firearm).

From Daily Mail: Police are asking the public to not carry plastic cellphone cases shaped like guns.

The plea comes after Illinois Conservation Police officers discovered one particular cell phone charging case during a traffic stop at Illinois Beach State Park in Zion that was so realistic-looking, police made an arrest.

The suspect was carrying it in his waistband just similar to how a real firearm might be positioned leading the officer to mistake it for a real gun. The officer did not know it was actually a phone case until after the suspect was arrested according to the Chicago Tribune.

During one traffic stop, officers held up the drivers of a stolen vehicle. One of the occupants had the cell phone case tucked into his front waistband with only the ‘pistol handle’ portion exposed above the waist line.

The man ended up having to be placed in handcuffs before it could be removed. Only then did it become apparent it was a cell phone case and not a real firearm.

Because the gun phone case is not illegal to carry in Illinois, outside of Chicago, police did not seize it.

However, law enforcement are now requesting people not to carry such lookalikes saying the cases could end up being dangerous for both civilians and police.

In a Facebook post, the Department of Natural Resources said, ‘DO NOT carry products like this around!! It is dangerous and places all citizens and officers in unnecessary risk of harm.’

‘This incident serves as a reminder how quickly situations unfold for Officers under high-stress conditions, often leaving fractions of a second to make critical decisions,’ the post continued.

Gun-shaped cell phone cases are illegal in Chicago and in some other cities but they are not banned outside of the city. They are easily available to purchase on eBay and from stores that ship them from overseas. It is not clear who manufactures the case.

‘Win the Darwin award of the year by carrying your phone around in this gun shaped iPhone case. If you’re dumb enough to actually buy this case you are asking for problems with law enforcement,’ wrote one person online.

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Silhouette

A little common sense would go a long way. If you are displaying what appears to be a weapon, the police will likely intervene.

Lophatt
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Lophatt

It’s already hard enough not to have the POL-ice drop you like a bad habit. They are too terrified to do their jobs as it is. In this instance anybody dumb enough to get one of these is asking for trouble. If I saw someone reaching for one of these in the right situation I might be tempted to shoot. Even with a “carry license” there are penalties for “brandishing”. In fact, you are not supposed to draw attention to the fact that you are armed. Again, nothing is as simple as that. Frankly, I see no reason to need… Read more »

Kevin Lankford
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Kevin Lankford

Proof of the success of the deep states long running, anti gun, mass surveillance, loss of privacy rights, agenda, and crisis actor staged, or “false flag” shootings and bombing.

We do have the right to “keep and bear arms”, yet people are content to have law enforcement shoot citizens down for exercising that right, or justify law enforcement for mistaking any thing shiny, or dark, for a “gun”.

km
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km

Don’t give the nogs any ideas… BTW, having your radiation phone on your ass-end will probably develop spinal cancer eventually – brilliant…

Alma
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Alma

Bird brains will use gun looking cell phones because the brain cells are not completely developed. And if you are keeping what appears as a firearm in your hip pocket is because you are looking for trouble, and somehow if the cops don’t arrest you (why risk losing their job) you are a dead man because “somebody else” is looking for you to adjust a debt.

Arizona
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Arizona

WHAT the HERO’S of america are telling you is, THAT OATH THEY TOOK TO GOD,didn’t mean anything to them…you won’t be seeing your hero’s in heaven kids,BUT my guess is you and them will be hanging from the same pole in hell together,THE LORD TOLD YOU WHO THESE FILTH ARE,and all of you ignored it,OUR LORD is NOT americas HERO,Satans demons are..the wolves in sheeps clothing….

CalGirl
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CalGirl

DAH!