Is Owning A Flamethrower Illegal In Michigan?
Flamethrowers have always been used in movies, including the Tarantino movie "The 14 Fists of McCluskey".
With how destructive they are in movies, you are probably wondering how destructive they are in real life.
If you're thinking "pretty dangerous", you would not be wrong. Flamethrowers are super dangerous if used improperly or maliciously.
Since they are dangerous, are they legal in Michigan?
Warfare History Network defines the basic idea of a flamethrower as a way
to spread fire against an enemy position by launching a concentrated jet of burning fuel.
You may be surprised by this answer...
Online Paralegal Programs say that having a flamethrower has no legal problems.
While flamethrowers are cool, many people may feel that flamethrower ownership is probably restricted where they live if you live in the United States, then you probably will be able to own a flamethrower if you want to. Flamethrowers are legal in every state in the union, except California.
Wikipedia says that Maryland is the only state with an outright ban on the ownership and use of flamethrowers.
Is it legal in Michigan?
With all of that being said, are flamethrowers legal in the state of Michigan?
The answer is...yes!
Michigan Gun Owners say that flamethrowers are considered as a "Destructive Device." They are legal in Michigan but you have to pay a $200 tax stamp.
Banning Flamethrowers in Michigan
There was a Michigan mayor who wanted to ban flamethrowers.
CNN reported that Mayor James Fout of Warren, Michigan wanted
to ban the flamethrowers that are manufactured in his city, out of fear that they could cause 'catastrophic damage.'
Do you think flamethrowers should be banned?