DETROIT, Mich. (KMOV.com) -- Flamethrowers are becoming popular, and not just the hard-throwing baseball players. Actual flamethrowers, which in some products can shoot fire as far as 30 feet, are becoming a hot-selling item.
They were band by the U.S. military after the Vietnam War.
However, for the XM-42 flamethrower, built by a start-up outside Detroit, they can be purchased in 49 states except for California and Ohio, where permits are needed. They're banned in Maryland.
"Most of our customers are way out in the country and have property and they see a use for it," Chris Byars, CEO of The Ion Productions Team, said.
Copyright 2016 KMOV (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.