Houston - Texas has passed legislation outlawing handgun shaped cell phones.
The hand gun shaped cell phones took off here when first introduced here by Smith and Wesson as they came complete with a holster in keeping with Texas's Wild West past and two pistol shaped phones allowing quick draw response to incoming calls, the ability to hold two conversations at once and an authentic "BANG" "BANG" ring tone.
The phones were offered in both "Traditional Cowboy" and "Gangsta" models.
The handgun shaped phones were controversial from the start. It was not long after they were introduced that people began mistaking their phone for their hand gun and vice versa causing much confusion and terror in the streets and high schools.
Initially the new pistol phones were to be banned for use while driving only as it was unnerving to see drivers of oncoming vehicles, particularly semi-trailers, holding a gun to their head.
Residents called for a ban after several people accidently shot themselves in the head with real handguns while attempting to make a call and an unemployed twenty-three year old man was taken into custody after attempting to rob a Seven Eleven with a phone which started playing "Crazy Rap" by Afroman just as he was using it to threaten the cashier.