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bredda
February 7, 2003, 03:36 PM
French police seize mobile phone guns
Friday, February 7, 2003 Posted: 3:02 PM EST (2002 GMT)


http://www.cnn.com/2003/TECH/ptech/02/07/france.guns.reut/index.html

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ROUEN, France (Reuters) -- French police said Friday they had seized two lethal mobile phones capable of shooting four bullets, with the digital touchpads used as triggers.

The black phones, identical to normal mobile phones on the outside, were discovered in a raid on a suspected criminal's home Tuesday in the northern city of Rouen.

The deadly phones come apart in the middle to reveal a four-chamber compartment for .22 caliber bullets, which can be shot out of a protruding fake antenna.

"These would be lethal at 10 meters," said Michel Lavaud, head of a local police brigade.

Police seized the telephones along with 1,000 ecstasy pills, heroin, cannabis and $25,000 in cash at the home of a man suspected of armed robberies and drug trafficking.

Lavaud said police thought the weapons were of a kind believed to be made in Eastern Europe and to have appeared in Belgium and the Netherlands in 2001

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Nathaniel Firethorn
February 7, 2003, 03:52 PM
http://abcnews.go.com/sections/world/DailyNews/phone001205.html

http://i.abcnews.com/media/World/images/ho_gun_phone_001201_n.jpg

Anyone have a clue how the action might work?

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Schuey2002
February 7, 2003, 04:10 PM
It looks like it would work much like a spring loaded .22Lr. pen gun..:)

Diesle
February 7, 2003, 04:30 PM
COOL!!! Where do I get one?


Diesle

Chaz
February 7, 2003, 05:25 PM
Talk about shooting off your mouth. The best part is after you call 911 you can still defend yourself!

Airwolf
February 7, 2003, 05:48 PM
Good Grief! Birdman comes true!

http://birdman.org/products/shotcall.htm

cuchulainn
February 7, 2003, 07:15 PM
Anyone have a clue how the action might work?


videoclip at http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/video/cellgun.mpg

Standing Wolf
February 7, 2003, 08:43 PM
I'm still holding out for a web-enabled tooth brush, but I could be tempted. I really could, I tell you.

Coronach
February 8, 2003, 12:39 AM
LEOs have been getting Caliber Press warnings about these for, well, years now.

Mike

Justin
February 8, 2003, 01:46 AM
Maybe they should start selling these in England as a way to deter cellphone theft.

Kahr carrier
February 8, 2003, 05:48 AM
Cool I want one.:)

Keith
February 8, 2003, 02:20 PM
I want something bigger like a laptop computer in a "mans caliber".

Keith

blades67
February 8, 2003, 02:27 PM
Well, if the little cell phones are .22lr, watch the guy carrying around one of those old brick cell phones.:neener:

seeker_two
February 8, 2003, 02:48 PM
And we were worried about getting CANCER from those things...:what:

Dave P
February 8, 2003, 03:42 PM
Gives a new meaning to someone "talking your ear off"!

redneck
February 8, 2003, 08:43 PM
They had them things on some TV show the other day. Can't remember which one, it was about a couple hot shot undercover cops. They was chasin down an illegal arms dealer, and in the last meet before they busted him he showed them the phones. They were razzin the guy about wanting weapons not free long distance when he turned and pointed the phone a concrete footer for a steel beam. It exploded, talkin completely pulverized. Then he says "your choice .357 or 9mm" :rolleyes:
:neener: Aint TV grand?

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