Would you buy a commercially-made flamethrower?
City officials in Warren, Michigan want to ban the use of new commercially-made flamethrowers.
The Detroit Free Press reports a company in Detroit and one in Cleveland are selling the devices that can shoot flames up to 50 feet through the air.
Ion Productions out of Troy, Michigan says on their website that their XM42 flamethrower, which is said to be the first commercially made and available hand flamethrower, has practical purposes such as clearing snow and ice and can be used for insect or weed control.
The devices use regular unleaded gas, a gas-diesel mixture or alcohol and an electric fuel pump to throw the fuel used by the device.