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Elon Musk Flamethrowers Are Hot Item

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By    |   Tuesday, 30 January 2018 07:49 AM

Elon Musk's new flamethrowers are a hot item, generating $5 million for his infrastructure Boring Co. They come with a handy optional fire extinguisher.

Musk could probably thank his own promotion on social media of the product, which tops 10,000 units at $500 each, Bloomberg said. Boring said it plans on selling 20,000 of the flamethrowers.

According to the Boring website, the flamethrower's fire extinguisher is sold separately "for exorbitant amounts of money" and an additional customs fees may apply for international orders. The website said the flamethrowers will start shipping in the spring.

California state assemblyman Miguel Santiago, though, is looking to take all the fun out of Musk's flame-throwing venture by getting it banned in the state, according to a statement the lawmaker posted on Twitter. He questioned if Musk was actually serious about selling it.

"Like most Americans, I am in awe in of Mr. Musk's genius …" Santiago said in a statement attach to the tweet. "… We don't allow people to walk in off the street and purchase military-grade tanks or armor-piercing ammunition. I cannot even begin to image the problems a flamethrower would cause firefighters and police officers alike."

But what about the zombie apocalypse? Musk joked that the flame thrower would be the perfect weapons, but he was hoping for such an occurrence to sell more of the items.

The Boring Co. is Musk's tunneling company he created to improve speed and reduce of cost of boring to create a network of tunnels that could be used to alleviate traffic problems, per the company's website.

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