Should gun makers be allowed to create handguns that look like cellphones?

As Minnesota lawmakers consider banning cellphone cases that look like handguns, a Minnesota man is making guns that look like cellphones.

The gun maker, Kirk Kjellberg of Monticello, told KARE11 that he’s grown tired of people staring at him when he is wearing his gun.

“I walked towards the restroom and a little child, a boy about 7, saw me and said, ‘Mommy, mommy, that guy’s gotta gun,'” he said. “The whole restaurant of course turns and stares at you and I thought, ‘There’s just gotta be something better to do than this.'”

The gun, as advertised on his website, is designed to look just like a smartphone — “so your new pistol will easily blend in with today’s environment.”

Kjellberg said the prototype will be done in June and will likely be manufactured in October. So far, he said he’s had plenty of interest — more than 4,000 requests, he claims, including from law enforcement.

Today’s Question: Should gun makers be allowed to create handguns that look like cellphones?