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    Jim Fouts, Warren, MI mayor, seeks ban on personal flamethrowers

    A right to own flamethrowers?
    "... Michigan official — Warren Mayor Jim Fouts — is trying to extinguish the use of the devices in his city, the state’s third largest. “I’m very concerned about it. It’s very dangerous in a lot of situations,” Fouts said, adding that the devices could cause house fires, damage property and cause injury or death. “The pain and death it could impose is overwhelming. ... You know something like this will be used by bad people for bad things,” Fouts said, adding that he thought it was “unthinkable” something like this would be sold to the general public.”
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    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/...flamethrowers/

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    What, no entry in the Illegal Mayors Against Guns hall of fame?

    Their web site now lists the following for Michigan:

    Berkley
    Dearborn
    Douglas
    East Lansing
    Flint
    Grand Rapids
    Hamtramck
    Highland Park
    Inkster
    Kalamazoo
    Lansing
    Oak Park
    Westland

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    See thread in General Discussion for additional "flamethrower" comments.

    http://forum.opencarry.org/forums/sh...t=flamethrower
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    My goodness, we really need to do something about those personal flamethrowers. The next thing you know those pesky open carriers will be carrying them around our children at schools, Wally World's and in movie theaters.

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    Fancy and inefficient ice melter.

    Wasted concerns.
    You will not rise to the occasion; you will fall back on your level of training.” Archilochus, 650 BC

    Old and treacherous will beat young and skilled every time. Yata hey.

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    Maybe the device would be more appealing (less threatening) if the evil looking eye and teeth stickers were not affixed to them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OC for ME View Post
    Maybe the device would be more appealing (less threatening) if the evil looking eye and teeth stickers were not affixed to them.

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    Dats funny - hadn't taken note of that before.

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    You will not rise to the occasion; you will fall back on your level of training.” Archilochus, 650 BC

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    Maybe if I paint mine purple and green and call it "Barney"?

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    I like the one BDL is painting/cerakoting for them:

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    4 hours after a trip to home depot and I'll make a hell of a nice flame thrower, about the same time frame as for a pipe shotgun. No one anywhere is dumb enough to think that will ever change. More stupidity from a historically corrupt city.
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    Maybe its just me, but I've always wanted to clear my driveway of snow and ice with a flamethrower.

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    Jim Fouts, Warren, MI mayor, seeks ban on personal flamethrowers

    Quote Originally Posted by Michigander View Post
    4 hours after a trip to home depot and I'll make a hell of a nice flame thrower, about the same time frame as for a pipe shotgun. No one anywhere is dumb enough to think that will ever change. More stupidity from a historically corrupt city.
    As soon as I heard the mention of the city of Warren, I knew there would be a call for more laws on the books. Funny thing is, warren police aren't that great at enforcing the laws already on the books? Only the local ordinances that run contrary to state & federal law? Go figure?

    Another little tin pot dictator town.
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    Quote Originally Posted by markand View Post
    Maybe its just me, but I've always wanted to clear my driveway of snow and ice with a flamethrower.
    Check first - that the big snowy lump in the middle of your driveway is not your car....


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    Quote Originally Posted by HPmatt View Post
    Check first - that the big snowy lump in the middle of your driveway is not your car....


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    Jabbing/thrusting a long piece of rebar into the snow mound should determine that in short order
    You will not rise to the occasion; you will fall back on your level of training.” Archilochus, 650 BC

    Old and treacherous will beat young and skilled every time. Yata hey.

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