XM42.com is currently crowd-funding what they are billing as the world’s first commercially available handheld flamethrower, that runs off nothing more complex that regular gasoline.

It is no going to freak out the control freaks to discover that such devices are legal in 48 states (sorry, Maryland and California), and that the XM42 seems reasonably priced at an estimated MSRP of $699.

I doubt we’ll ever see these become common, nor will they likely be considered as weapons in a conventional sense (which is why you probably won’t see us mention them again).

As they aren’t marketed as weapons are they even protected by the Second Amendment?

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