Vancouver Sun



NEW YORK A U.S. senator has called on the federal Department of Justice and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to investigat­e a gun that looks like an iPhone before it comes to market. But the head of the company making the gun said concern over the weapon was misplaced.

Democratic Sen. Charles Schumer of New York said the gun “is just a disaster waiting to happen.”

Schumer said a gun looking like an everyday item could violate federal law, which was why he was asking the Justice Department and the ATF to investigat­e.

He said it posed a threat to law enforcemen­t, because they could find themselves in a situation where they wouldn’t know if a suspect was pulling out a phone or a gun.

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