Elon Musk's flamethrowers being resold for thousands on eBay

Marshmallows toasted over a campfire

Elon Musk Hosts Flamethrower Party While Tesla Burns Getty David Mc New 11 Jun 2018

The sale of the flamethrowers netted the Boring Company $10 million.

Amid an ongoing national debate over gun reform and the Second Amendment, some took issue with the fact that such unsafe machines were sold for a mere $500 by the Boring Company, which did not require a background check of would-be flamethrower owners.

"Like most Americans, I am in awe in of Mr. Musk's genius - the brains behind Tesla, PayPal, SolarCity, and Space X. But as President Truman and Stan Lee have taught us all, "With great power comes great responsibility" he wrote.

'Works against hordes of the undead or your money back!' One couple even brought their baby to the flamethrower distribution event because hey, what isn't a family affair these days?

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"In a flawless world, I don't see any reason why anybody needs something like this out of a legitimate commercial use".

It's finally been shipped to a small number of people who are using their new fire spitters to light spliffs, burn the top of creme brulees and generally torch everything in sight.

Musk has previously joked that the flamethrowers will be ideal for an impeding zombie apocalypse.

Some customers are already trying to turn a profit on the device. The most eager customers can forgo the bidding process and pay the eBay "buy it now price", which is as high as $20,000.

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Now Elon Musk has completed his hottest project ever with the release of a super-dangerous new flamethrower.

As of Monday morning, multiple eBay listings show the device for anywhere between $2,250 and $5,000. And some see Musk's latest ploy as particularly reckless and insensitive.

As shown in Musk's tweeted pictures, hundreds lined up at the pickup site in Los Angeles to get their purchases and pose for pictures as flames licked out from the flamethrowers' barrels.

Musk replied to him: "We don't think our product will be the cause of any wildfires, but The Boring Company is donating $10k".

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