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Sen. Schumer Calls On Retailers To Stop Selling Gun-Shaped iPhone Cases

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- Sen. Charles Schumer is calling on online retailers, including Amazon and eBay, to stop selling iPhone cases that look like real handguns.

He calls the product "a disaster waiting to happen."

"It's clear that the makers of this product think that by getting one of these in the pockets of young people they're going to make some money," Schumer said. "We're here today to say it ain't worth it, stop. Online retailers, stop."

Sen. Schumer Calling On Retailers To Stop Selling iPhone Gun Cases

Schumer said any retailer willing to sell the cases are putting lives at risk.

"The product disturbingly promotes everything Americans are crying out against," Schumer said.

The product is being marketed as "trendy, cool, stylish," Schumer said, but instead it should be labeled as "deadly, dangerous, illegal."

Last week, community activist Tony Herbert voiced his concerns over the product and law enforcement agencies, including the NYPD's 112th Precinct, took to social media to advise people against buying the case.

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