Several “companies” have entered the consumer market with either recycled or modern variations of the Military Flamethrower.
Seems to me, any wannabe terrorist with a bit of funding could create some real havoc with these things…
This one is a recayale Military version…
Flamethrowers were gruesome weapons of war and so controversial that the U.S. military stopped using them after Vietnam.
Once a weapon of war, flamethrowers are now available for sale to the public.
A Cleveland startup called Throwflame is selling some for about $1,600. The flamethrowers can shoot fire for 50 feet.
If $1,600 sounds a little too high, The ION Productions Team in Detroit is selling $900 flamethrowers that can shoot fire for 25 feet.
The flamethrowers, which were given up by the military, are not being marketed as weapons but as fun devices.
Both companies say their flamethrowers have not caused injuries and safety is a priority.
The two companies also said the flamethrowers do have practical uses by farmers and firefighters.
They used to call guys who carried these things in WWII in Europe “Ronsons”, after the famous Cigarette Lighter of the time. Not because of their effect…But because what usually happened to the operator when the tanks were struck by a bullet or shrapnel.
Just what everyone wants their confederate flag waving whack job carrying into a crowded mall or stadium.
Why exactly now, aren’t these things banned?