From: Matt Jensen (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon Dec 18 2000 - 22:41:19 PST
On Mon, 18 Dec 2000, Ryan S. Upton wrote:
> why bother outlawing the phones? ...
> Yes, you too can threaten someone with a cell phone. The majority
> of people will mistake it as that which it appears, rather than that which
> it is, meaning you have to come up with the salesman pitch of the century
> and convince them, run away, or shoot them before they do whatever it is
> that motivated the draw of the cell phone.
The gun disguised as a cell phone is not designed for deterrence. Quite
the opposite; it is designed for shooting someone with the least possible
That's why the article from the original post quotes
several law enforcement professionals and their concerns. Allowing the
sale of these devices seems to offer law-abiding citizens miniscule
benefits while offering criminals huge benefits.
---  http://abcnews.go.com/sections/world/DailyNews/phone001205.html  http://www.xent.com/oct00/1600.html
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