Mark Harris has put together an incredible report for TechCrunch on the legal troubles that have actually befallen purchasers of the Boring Company’s flame-throwing gadget. Part of what makes it worth a read is that it collects stories you may have not heard about yet: an authorities raid in London, an American doing time in an Italian prison, and how they have actually turned up in narcotics carries together with real guns and bags of cocaine.

While the Not a Flamethrower name might really be accurate, the story shows that when authorities the world over see you with a gun-shaped gadget, specifically one that shoots flames, they may not join you in chuckling about Elon’s zany job ideas. They might simply wind up jailing you.

The most significant “what the heck” minute of the story for me was when a lawyer states of the Not a Weapon: “It’s a toy they sell to kids.” Please, if you were one of the people who got this device– do not give it to a child.

While the product may be Uninteresting, the short article certainly is not, and you should absolutely go give it a read. I promise you won’t get burned.


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