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Sat Mar 21, 2015, 12:56 PM

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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Reply Want to buy a flamethrower? Soon to be available, completely legal in 49 states (Original post)
Lancero Mar 2015 OP
jberryhill Mar 2015 #1
pinboy3niner Mar 2015 #8
Lancero Mar 2015 #13
Fearless Mar 2015 #2
TexasProgresive Mar 2015 #3
Logical Mar 2015 #4
NuclearDem Mar 2015 #5
hifiguy Mar 2015 #9
sarisataka Mar 2015 #6
Lint Head Mar 2015 #7
Codeine Mar 2015 #10
VScott Mar 2015 #11
Lancero Mar 2015 #15
NaturalHigh Mar 2015 #16
FrodosPet Mar 2015 #12
Recursion Mar 2015 #14

Response to Lancero (Original post)

Sat Mar 21, 2015, 01:02 PM

1. Awesome for hornet nest removal

...along with the tree, the house, and anything else nearby.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #1)

Sat Mar 21, 2015, 01:52 PM

8. And beats an assault rifle for cooking bacon

guy cooks bacon by wrapping on assault rifle and firing it 90 times
http://www.democraticunderground.com/1018739647

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #1)

Sat Mar 21, 2015, 06:37 PM

13. No no no no no...

Terrible idea.

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

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Response to Lancero (Original post)

Sat Mar 21, 2015, 01:02 PM

2. Let's play a game of which republican has a small penis.

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Response to Lancero (Original post)

Sat Mar 21, 2015, 01:05 PM

3. I'm not interested but for those who are here's a link w/video

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Response to Lancero (Original post)

Sat Mar 21, 2015, 01:05 PM

4. Famous George Carlin line.......

 

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 Im just not close enough to get the job done.

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Response to Logical (Reply #4)

Sat Mar 21, 2015, 01:24 PM

5. Give us 500,000 and paint them dark brown.

 

We don't want anyone to see them.

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Response to NuclearDem (Reply #5)

Sat Mar 21, 2015, 01:57 PM

9. That is one of the all-time classic Carlin bits.

 

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Response to Lancero (Original post)

Sat Mar 21, 2015, 01:43 PM

6. They have always been available and legal

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. Its 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.

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Response to Lancero (Original post)

Sat Mar 21, 2015, 01:43 PM

7. But...but you can't fire your gun when you're burning to death

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

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Response to Lancero (Original post)

Sat Mar 21, 2015, 01:58 PM

10. Perfect for de-icing the windshield.

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Response to Lancero (Original post)

Sat Mar 21, 2015, 02:04 PM

11. Just build your own

 



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Response to VScott (Reply #11)

Sat Mar 21, 2015, 06:41 PM

15. Eh, I'd rather build one of these...

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Response to Lancero (Reply #15)

Sun Mar 22, 2015, 02:06 AM

16. That thing is incredibly cool...

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.

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Response to Lancero (Original post)

Sat Mar 21, 2015, 02:07 PM

12. How about a little touch up on your paintjob?

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Response to Lancero (Original post)

Sat Mar 21, 2015, 06:39 PM

14. Farmers and firefighters use them

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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