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Lancero

(2,992 posts)
Sat Mar 21, 2015, 01:56 PM Mar 2015

Want to buy a flamethrower? Soon to be available, completely legal in 49 states

[quote]The XM42 from Ion Productions is every pyromaniac's dream come true: a personal, portable flamethrower that's (amazingly still) legal everywhere except California. You'll be able to get your own flame on for as little as $700[/quote]

http://www.engadget.com/2015/03/19/49-state-legal-personal-flamethrower/??ncid=rss_full

Haven't seen a lot about this item, surprisingly.

At 700 it's pretty pricey, though it wouldn't surprise me if it sells out immediately. A item like this is a wet dream for a lot of people.

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Want to buy a flamethrower? Soon to be available, completely legal in 49 states (Original Post) Lancero Mar 2015 OP
Awesome for hornet nest removal jberryhill Mar 2015 #1
And beats an assault rifle for cooking bacon pinboy3niner Mar 2015 #8
No no no no no... Lancero Mar 2015 #13
Let's play a game of which republican has a small penis. Fearless Mar 2015 #2
I'm not interested but for those who are here's a link w/video TexasProgresive Mar 2015 #3
Famous George Carlin line....... Logical Mar 2015 #4
Give us 500,000 and paint them dark brown. NuclearDem Mar 2015 #5
That is one of the all-time classic Carlin bits. hifiguy Mar 2015 #9
They have always been available and legal sarisataka Mar 2015 #6
But...but you can't fire your gun when you're burning to death Lint Head Mar 2015 #7
Perfect for de-icing the windshield. Codeine Mar 2015 #10
Just build your own VScott Mar 2015 #11
Eh, I'd rather build one of these... Lancero Mar 2015 #15
That thing is incredibly cool... NaturalHigh Mar 2015 #16
How about a little touch up on your paintjob? FrodosPet Mar 2015 #12
Farmers and firefighters use them Recursion Mar 2015 #14

Lancero

(2,992 posts)
13. No no no no no...
Sat Mar 21, 2015, 07:37 PM
Mar 2015

Terrible idea.

Hornets are a pain in the ass as they are, dealing with flaming hornets is much worse.

 

Logical

(22,457 posts)
4. Famous George Carlin line.......
Sat Mar 21, 2015, 02:05 PM
Mar 2015

The very existence of flamethrowers proves that sometime, somewhere, someone said to themselves, “You know, I want to set those people over there on fire, but I’m just not close enough to get the job done.”

sarisataka

(18,425 posts)
6. They have always been available and legal
Sat Mar 21, 2015, 02:43 PM
Mar 2015
The NFA of 1934 regulates suppressors, full-auto firearms, rifle barrel length, shotgun overall length, cannons over .50-caliber etc., etc., etc. but not a word about flame weapons. It’s a non-issue with the Feds and barring state regulations any citizen can own/operate a flamethrower (note- this is not legal advice, consult your local and state laws before you acquire something that wherfs flammen!).
http://www.guns.com/2013/06/01/so-you-want-to-buy-a-flamethrower/
The difference is old military models run $10k+. This one isn't pricey, it's affordable.

I wouldn't worry too much though. Darwinism will slow the market.

Lint Head

(15,064 posts)
7. But...but you can't fire your gun when you're burning to death
Sat Mar 21, 2015, 02:43 PM
Mar 2015

and you can't burn someone to death when you're shot dead. Unless you crowbar them both when they're not looking.

NaturalHigh

(12,778 posts)
16. That thing is incredibly cool...
Sun Mar 22, 2015, 03:06 AM
Mar 2015

and entirely legal as far as I know. It's undoubtedly not as effective as a firearm, but if you could get off a few rounds, I'm sure a bad guy could be disabled until the cops showed up.

Recursion

(56,582 posts)
14. Farmers and firefighters use them
Sat Mar 21, 2015, 07:39 PM
Mar 2015

I used one at my granddad's farm to clear brush. (Not this model, which looks a little too fancy for me.) As hipsters keep going Back to the Land, expect more expensive bespoke farm implements.

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