Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) is raising alarm about the sale of iPhone cases that are made to look like the handle of a 9 mm handgun.
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.”