Re: Cell phones of death!

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From: Chuck Murcko (
Date: Thu Dec 07 2000 - 12:11:12 PST

In the 19th century, the gentile (I guess that would be the preFoRKers,
right?) carried all sorts of concealed weapons, from the cane gun to two
shot derringers inside of snuff boxes or powder boxes for the women
(yes, really small). I've seen a gun disguised as a Zippo lighter and
another as a large fish hook, for fish with severe attitude, presumably.
Such a firearm would have a usefully accurate range of about 1 foot.

You could implement a small machine pistol in the volume of a cell
phone, so it's likely a wise move by the security types. Not to mention
filling with various pyrotechnic mechanisms, which is the real risk. At
least they're smaller than current nukes.

Rodent of Unusual Size wrote:
> Personally, I have no problem with these items.
> Police should be at maximum alert any time they're
> arresting someone, not just when they see an obvious
> weapon or an uncalled-for motion.
> In the US this could potentially turn into the "right
> to keep and bear cellphones" -- if the government
> weren't such a bunch of fearful candy-arsed chicken
> oligarchs..
> --
> Subject: FWD: Cell Phone Guns Discovered
> Date: Thu, 07 Dec 2000 10:05:50 -0500
> From: "Donald E. Eastlake 3rd" <>
> To:
> Message-Id: <>
> Date: Wed, 06 Dec 2000 15:43:34 -0800
> From: Dave Farber <>
> Subject: IP: Cell Phone Guns Discovered
> > > Wow!
> > >
> > >
> For archives see:

Chuck Murcko
Topsail Group

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