Parkland Student Slams NRA for Promoting Gun That Looks Like Cellphone on Website

Parkland student and shooting survivor Jaclyn Corin took to Twitter to slam the National Rifle Association on Tuesday for promoting a gun that looks like a cell phone.

The weapon, featured on the NRA's website, is called the "Ideal Conceal" and resembles the ubiquitous smartphone carried by millions of people.

"The Cellphone Pistol offers a great option for self-defense along with max concealment," the NRA's website boasts. "The shape will not print as a pistol, yet can be drawn and fired quickly."

Corin, in response, retweeted a research fellow from Media Matters and blamed the NRA for “enforcing the normality of shooting other people."

“Even more people will be targeted by law enforcement b/c they 'look' like they’re carrying a weapon, especially POC,” Corin wrote. “The NRA continuously advertises with human figures as targets, enforcing the normality of shooting other people…”

The company specializes in making concealed weapons that look like cellphones. The product, which is a double barrel gun, is described on the Ideal Conceal website as a gun that is easy to use.

“From soccer moms to professionals of every type, this gun allows you the option of not being a victim,” the website states.

The concealed weapon is also described as “virtually undetectable” and as such, can likely easily be mistaken for a cellphone. A picture in the description shows a man sticking the phone in his back pocket as if it were a cell phone.

“Smartphones are EVERYWHERE, so your new pistol will easily blend in with today’s environment. In its locked position it will be virtually undetectable because it hides in plain sight,” the website states.

Newsweek has reached out to the NRA and the Ideal Conceal website for comment on the concealed weapon but did not hear back in time for publication.

The NRA and Ideal Conceal did not immediately return Newsweek's request for comment.

Corin, alongside other students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, has been outspoken in her advocacy for gun control in the wake of the mass shooting at the school in February that left 17 people dead. This isn't the first time Corin has spoken out against the NRA. In March, she responded after the association tweeted that gun control activists were trying to "diminish people's life experiences."

"Gun control activists diminishing people’s life experiences...? What about the 17 lives that were cut short by an AR-15?" Corin wrote.

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