The flame gun, produced by Elon Musk’s Los Angeles-based tunneling company Boring Company and marketed by Musk itself, caused great controversy.
Despite Musk, which emphasized that it was produced for entertainment purposes, a US politician began his attempts to ban the sale of products. In the last decade that we have lived, there is an important issue that is sociologically discussed in the world age: individual armament. People are on their way to arming because they are pulling away from various environmental factors and increasingly chaotic environment.
Elon Musk, who is trying to solve the problems of humanity with every attempt he makes, goes to various products market to finance the expenses of the tunnel company Boring Company, which has been working to find solutions to the traffic problem. Boring produced and sold hats towards the end of 2017, sales representative reached the goal of 50 thousand sales, which Musk himself carried out on social media accounts.
When Elon Musk announced that he had planned another product and had a mischief, nobody had expected it to be a flaming weapon. Even if the entrepreneur emphasizes that this weapon is for entertainment purposes at every opportunity, it is a flaming gun. It was even spoken that Musk planned a “zombie stink” in secret hideout.
With a sales target of 20,000 and a $ 500 tag, the flame weapon presented a reaction from a major US politician in the state of California. Miguel Santiago, a member of the state parliamentary council, announced that he had drafted legal legislation to prevent Musk’s sale of the flamethrower.
The possibility of legally selling the weapon in the other 49 US states is still a matter of debate. According to the Boring Company’s statement, the gun was produced with due regard to legal limits. The legal limits are in Musk’s statement:
I mean sure I’ll preorder. This feels illegal doe…
— Marques Brownlee (@MKBHD) January 28, 2018
“The ATF says it’s legal if the range of our flaming weapons is less than 10 ft (about 4 meters).” Our design is maximum fun and minimal dangerous.
However, the local governments of the United States, which are governed by the state system, can set their own rules without complying with national legislation. So Musk could be the one who produces an illegal weapon for California at any moment.
Santiago thought it would be a joke to hear that the Boring Company would sell flaming weapons. Upon the realization of this, he sent a spider-man from the creator of the Marvel universe, Stan Lee’s pen:
“Like most Americans, I am afraid of Tesla, PayPal, Mrs. Musk, the genius behind SolarCity and Space X. As Stan Lee taught us, “It requires a great responsibility with great power.” There are many institutions and organizations where technology and inventions benefit society but are not publicly available. We do not allow people to travel around the streets with tanks or armor-piercing ammunition produced for military purposes. I do not want to think about the social problems that a person with a firearm would have to live with the police and the firemen, “he said.
Elon Musk recently reported that 10.000 firearms were ordered from Twitter account again.
Musk, the Tesla’s first electric car, plans to ship the personal vehicle to Mars in the first week of February 2018, at the same time selling a flamethrower. It seems that the madness of your own minds alongside all your initiatives will continue to wake up bigger echoes.