One of these babies is perfect
for home defense
Elon Musk's The Boring Company recently sold 20,000 flamethrowers and will soon be holding pickup parties so customers can get their hands on them.
"I thought it was a joke, quite frankly," Assemblyman Miguel Santiago said.
When Santiago realized Musk really was going ahead with it, Santiago wrote a bill attempting to limit the company's sales.
"We found out that anybody can market a flamethrower so long as it's less than 10 feet, no matter how wide the flame is, and there's absolutely no regulation for it. We can just go ahead and do this and that's what alarmed us," he said.
But the gun lobby, among other groups, objected to the bill even though flamethrowers - despite the name - are not firearms. The bill was soon watered down, requiring only safety labels. But even then the bill ended up shelved.
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