Beep, Beep. Bang, Bang.

IN TEXAS GUNS ARE PRETTY MUCH THE STATE FLOWER. NOW IT seems elements in the state may be exporting a new way to conceal some of that firepower: a holster that looks like a beeper. An internal San Francisco police bulletin warns cops to be wary of suspects using this product, available by mail order from Grand Prairie, Texas. An ad for the holster/beeper reads: "Fast. Safe. Discreet. Press button and front of case pops open and hinges down, allowing instant draw of gun."


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