August 30, 2015 1:30 pm -


You can now buy a flamethrower for $900. This can’t be good.

…yes, the weapons of war capable of spraying streams of fire 25 feet long for more than 30 seconds — are commercially available in the United States for the first time, for the low, low price of $900 (no background check required).

Sane public officials — concerned about, oh, maybe, arson attacks on gas stations? — want to ban or at least make it very hard for people to get hold of the devices, as California and Maryland have already done.

Which leads to the obvious question: Where are the NRA Second Amendment absolutists?

America’s gun lobby stands mindlessly with those who make and market military-style assault weapons, high-capacity magazines and other efficient killing machines, and against attempts to require background checks for all gun purchases.

So, will they stand up for your right to use flamethrowers?



D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.