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« on: Thu 27 August, 2015 - 09:22 am »

Your own flamethrower 



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Flamethrowers can now be bought online in the US. One of the selling companies says a lot of people use the incendiary weapons, which have been given up by the country’s military since Vietnam, “for a whole lot of fun.”
Cleveland-based startup Throwflame offers liquid fire projectors, which can shoot flames of over 15 meters, for $1,599. A similar device by Ion Productions Team of Detroit can eject fire for around 8 meters, and costs just $900.

The companies say that their flamethrowers have so far caused no injuries and are merely “fun” devices, but not weapons.

"A lot of people just use it for a whole lot of fun,” Quinn Whitehead, Throwflame founder, told Popular Mechanics. "We get a lot of people that do, like, machine gun rentals, and own guns, and they'll also offer like a flamethrower package… People will come up there, rent tanks, run over cars, shoot flamethrowers. That sort of thing."


The Ion website, which also offers flamethrowers, says its products are “simple to use, endless possibilities for entertainment and utility. Start your bonfire from across the yard.” Importantly, the company adds that the irresponsible use of the “fun device” may well lead to “injury or even death.”

A more practical use of flamethrowers includes agricultural controlled burns; clearing brush, snow and ice as well as pyrotechnic events and movie props.

Unlike the UK, where possession of a liquid fire gun carries a sentence of up to 10 years, US federal law doesn’t restrict ownership of flamethrowers in any way. A spokesman for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said his organization doesn’t regulate flamethrowers because they are not guns.


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« Reply #1 on: Thu 27 August, 2015 - 07:15 pm »

I'm surprised it's no more widely known in a country that is militarised and hell bent on
killing each other. I have known for years they are uncontrolled in the US.

I wonder what the rules are in NZ 
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« Reply #2 on: Thu 27 August, 2015 - 09:12 pm »

Great weed killers too 
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« Reply #3 on: Thu 27 August, 2015 - 09:36 pm »

except  for that poor bloke in england who was recently killed by his
weed burner when the gas bottle ignited
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« Reply #4 on: Thu 27 August, 2015 - 09:55 pm »

 eek   Ouch
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« Reply #5 on: Fri 11 September, 2015 - 10:36 am »

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« Reply #6 on: Fri 11 September, 2015 - 06:58 pm »

 

Now stop highlighting it! The powers that be don't need to notice.
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