By Jim Campbell
June 16, 2016
Elon Musk is clearly an eccentric kook with far too much time and money on his hands.
His followers are cult like.
His Tesla automobile is a beauty, but of course being a green weenie he never put any time into the consequences of the Tesla Battery, alleged to be usable for ten-years and weighing one thousand pounds filling up land fills.
Buy one and charge it from your home and watch your utility bills skyrocket.
Among his other ideas, to solve the traffic problems in highly congested areas like Los Angeles he want’s to tunnel under the freeways. (Source)
That of course wouldn’t be much of a scare in an earth quake prone area.
Colonizing Mars is another item on his to do list. (Source)
Musk has been regularly tweeting the weapon’s sales milestones, first announcing early Monday on Twitter that 7,000 of the 20,000 available flamethrowers were sold, then again that day when it crossed 10,000 orders, and most recently on Tuesday after crossing 15,000.
Personally I can see one value to this technology, one doesn’t have to shoot or kill anyone but just toast and roast them.
It will also become a plastic surgeon’s delight.
It’s true, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms has no control over Musk’s flame thrower. (Source)
- The ATF could ban the flamethrower through the National Firearms Act, but can’t yet since there’s no legal definition for them.
- As such, Congress would need to act, which will be very difficult in the current political climate.
Here are 13 crazy ideas Musk has on his dance card. (Source)