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Readers React: Hey, Elon Musk, how is selling 10,000 flamethrowers a good idea?

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To the editor: The Los Angeles Times reports that Elon Musk has just pre-sold thousands of his Boring Co. flamethrowers. On the company’s website, it states that the fire-spouting devices are guaranteed to liven up any party and calls them a super terrible idea — unless you like fun.

Devices such as this one have been used to devastating effect in war and prompted agreements by nations to prohibit attacks on civilians by incendiary devices and flamethrowers.

What in the name of God is Musk thinking? Ten thousand more flamethrowers are the last thing the world needs.

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Peter Pfeiffer, Altadena

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