Dial M for Murder

If you’ve ever wanted to kill someone for yakking on their cellphone, watch out. They may be packing heat.

NYC Police have been alerted to be on the lookout for guns disguised as cellphones. They fire .22 caliber bullets when the numbers 4,5,6, and 7 are pressed.
“Law-enforcement agencies overseas have reported the recovery of several caches of .22-caliber handguns disguised as cellular phones,” notes an internal NYPD Operation Order. Cops have been told to use “extreme caution” handling cellphones when they search suspects, and that “This gun is very difficult to detect visually.”

According to the Post, .22 users,

    “…range from Navy SEALs – who favor the Ruger MKII model – to Mafia assassins, who appreciate the way a .22 round has enough penetrating power to enter someone’s skull without exiting, causing maximum brain damage when fired at close range.”

As Animal notes: “Even with their numerous differences, its nice to see the government and the mob finding some common ground, in this case, the best techniques for murdering effectively.”

Considering how well-traveled the internet clip is and how many years warnings of the gun have circulated throughout the enforcement industry, it’s wonderful the NYPD are just now getting the ‘heads up.’