Flamethrower Scooter

Another interesting story from the U.K.:

Mr Furze, 30, displayed his modified his scooter, with an anti-tailgating flame thrower operated by the flick of switch, in the press earlier this week.

But Lincolnshire Police spotted the pictures of Mr Furze allegedly riding his scooter on a public highway – and arrested him on Thursday.

He was held on suspicion of possessing an object converted into a firearm, and was released on unconditional police bail without charge until May 6 pending further police investigation.

Possession of a firearm carries a maximum prison sentence of five to seven years at Crown Court.

Source – HERE

Although awesome, it definitely sounds like there is the potential for something very bad to happen with a setup like that; especially using it on public roads in traffic.

From what I can gather, in the U.S. flamethrowers have the potential to be classified by the ATF as Destructive Devices.  I guess depending the intended use, and on how badly they want to throw the book at someone.



Lokidude March 27, 2010 at 03:48 pm

I had a couple buddies with flamethrower rigs on their cars back home. Involved a spark plug in the exhaust, and ramming out or removing the catalytic converter. The worst crime involved with the actual construction was the removal or disabling of the cat. Using it on a public street would probably get you a malicious mischief charge.


Admin (Mike) March 30, 2010 at 02:33 pm

That would look pretty awesome when fired out of the exhaust out of a car. Fast & Furious style!


Shibui March 27, 2010 at 06:05 pm

Brits tried to take out guns and it didn’t work. Now their people get 5 to 7 years for possession of a firearm. I say the next time the Germans try to take them that we just sit that one out.


DanInAustin March 30, 2010 at 02:21 pm

Flame throwers are NOT regulated by the ATF as either a firearm or a Title II weapon (Destructive device). They can be purchased without any restrictions (there might be some state restrictions but not in most states.)


Admin (Mike) March 30, 2010 at 02:41 pm

Thanks for the info dan! Good call on the possibly state restrictions too…



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