Re: Very disappointed..
Now, why a real proper flamethrower is not a restricted weapon in the land of the "free" is really in the realm of crazy.
Is it? Before Elon's daft idea, I don't recall any long history of domestic disasters caused by inappropriately wielded industrial grade flame throwers.
I'm sure there HAS been the odd accident, but its hardly an everyday concern. Even if you wanted to ban all things that might cause injury if misused by the civilian population, flamethrowers would probably come in at number 7,894 down the list, which would be topped by cars, guns, gravity, water, chainsaws, quadbikes, trampolines, and such like. Unstable TVs and heavy furniture kill around 250 people a year in the US (according to US government stats), which I daresay is (or perhaps was) well above the misused flamethrower casualty numbers.
However, even though they haven't (generally) been prohibited, Musk really ought to be held to account for creating the market for domestic entertainment flamethrowers. The feeble minded could previously have made their own, or bought a purpose-specific flame gun, but they didn't, not having the initiative or brains. But those same feeble minded will see this video, and think "wow, gotta have one of them" and we will see injuries and probably fatalities. What the fuck was the tit thinking? Presumably something like "These will be controversial and feed my insatiable need for self publicity - and if a few peasants get burned alive, that's just an acceptable level of collateral damage against my greater good".