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Cell phone gun? For real or not?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by BBQJOE, Jul 29, 2007.

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  1. BBQJOE

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    I believe they would definately be subject to the NFA if you wanted one (don't think you'd be able to import one though), but not exactly "illegal". A muzzleloading cell phone gun wouldn't I think (because I know there are muzzleloading cane guns and pen guns and key guns and such, that are not subject to the NFA regulation).
     
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    Well that portion isn't true. Rounds 2-4 would not go through the antenna just by looking at the video.
     
  5. Jim K

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    IIRC, BATFE has ruled that those and similar devices are in the "Any Other Weapon" category and come under the National Firearms Act. They must be registered with the Feds and there is a transfer tax. They could be smuggled in or brought in by the government, but I doubt that any commercial import would be permitted.

    The first ones were not that elaborate, just a plastic shell that concealed a conventional .22 or .25 pistol, then there were some that worked a bit like the old Mossberg Brownie, with four barrels.

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    IIRC there was also a tear gas projector from Spain that looked like a cell phone and took a .380 (9mm short) tear gas cartridge. Of course, it was easily made to shoot the .380's also.
     
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    There wasn't enough there to see. But I too couldn't see how the other rounds would make it to the barrel or "Antenna"
     
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    In late '01 or '02 I remember getting this in my official Air Force email. It came with a message that we were not allowed to bring these back stateside as "they" would be watching for them when we landed on domestic soil.:rolleyes:
     
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    Hey, if you are going to shoot at me, then please do it with a .22LR, four-shot cellphone with no sights. If you can't do that, then use one of those single-shot pen guns that you have to fold origami style before you can shoot.
     
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