Forget the fear of box cutters being taken on Aircraft!!

Just got this from a friend in the States:

If you get asked to test your cell phone at the airport, this is the reason. Because cell phone guns have been discovered. The attached video clip shows how cell phone guns operate. These phones are not in the U.S. yet, but they are in use overseas. Beneath the digital phone face is a 22 caliber handgun capable of firing four rounds in rapid succession using the standard telephone keypad.
European law enforcement officials are stunned by the discovery of these deadly decoys. They say phone guns are changing the rules of engagement in Europe . We find it very alarming, says Wolfgang Dicke of the German Police Union . It means police will have to draw their weapons whenever a person being checked reaches for their cell phone. Although cell phone guns have not reached the U.S. yet, the FBI, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and the U.S. Customs Service say they have been briefed on the new weapons.
All U.S. ports of entry have been alerted. These covert weapons were first discovered in October of 2000 when Dutch police came upon a cache during a drug raid in Amsterdam In another recent incident, a Croatian gun dealer was caught attempting to smuggle a shipment through Slovenia into Western Europe. Police say both shipments are believed to have originated in Yugoslavia ..
Interpol sent a warning to law enforcement agencies around the world. If you didn't know they were guns, you would think they were cell phones, said Ari Zandbergen, a spokesperson for the Amsterdam police.
Only when you have one in your hand do you realize that they are heavier than a regular cell phone.
Be patient if security asks to look at your cell phone or turn it on to show that it works. They have a good reason!

Check this out
There was a police warning circulated about hese items over here...I dunno maybe 2/3 years ago... More even the way my memory's been working lately.t
Yes, this has been reported before. The Sunday Times, IIRC, ran an article on such guns 2 or 3 years ago. Obviously, the Americans didn't read it.

I want one, imagine when some chavy scrote trys to mug you, you pull out your phone and shoot the cnut.

Someone I knew had a very old brick phone and the Americans took it apart because they thought it was a bomb.

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