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When It Comes To Bad Ideas


It’s hard to beat this.

Cops and anti-gun advocates warn against ‘deathtrap’ iPhone case shaped as handgun: ‘This is going to get our kids killed’

It might protect your iPhone, but it could also get you killed.

A new iPhone case that’s shaped like the grip of a handgun was blasted on Tuesday by cops and anti-gun advocates as “a deathtrap.”

Concerned critics demanded the gun-grip cases be banned from being sold on the Internet and stores, saying they can easily be mistaken for a real firearm. “This is the stupidest, most dangerous thing I’ve ever seen,” said one former cop who spoke anonymously of the accessory.

Making matters worse is that the gun-handle cases — which can be purchased online or from street vendors throughout the city — also come with an app that puts a picture of a gun barrel on the iPhone’s screen.

There is more hand wringing in the article, along with some video.

It is a really stupid idea, but if someone is that stupid, it’s only a matter of time before they kill themselves doing something foolish. I just hope that they don’t reproduce first and don’t kill someone else with their abject stupidity.

As Lazarus Long wrote,

Stupidity cannot be cured with money, or through education, or by legislation. Stupidity is not a sin, the victim can’t help being stupid. But stupidity is the only universal capital crime; the sentence is death, there is no appeal and execution is carried out automatically and without pity.

Of course I’m no one to talk as most of my career was spent trying to thwart natural selection.

This one gets filed under the Sumdoap category heading.

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After a long career as a field EMS provider, I'm now doing all that back office stuff I used to laugh at. Life is full of ironies, isn't it? I still live in the Northeast corner of the United States, although I hope to change that to another part of the country more in tune with my values and beliefs. I still write about EMS, but I'm adding more and more non EMS subject matter. Thanks for visiting.