[Ed. – LU’s alert contributor Julie had the story Tuesday on police warning about the dangers of this trend. Could federal intervention be far behind?]
In letters to online retailers and U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the senator said the product is a disaster waiting to happen and warned it might violate federal law.
The New York senator’s warning had an immediate effect; Amazon and eBay told news outlets they were removing listings for the product.
“We should be doing everything in our power to end the rash of gun violence across the country, however, this product simply promotes it,” Schumer said Tuesday. “Moreover, this iPhone gun case can result in tragedy if mistaken for a real gun.” …
Schumer said the products appear to be manufactured outside the country and asked Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske to crack down on their import.