News & Opinion | September 14, 2016 9:00 am

Here’s the Lethal Water Gun No One Asked For

And then Jimmy's 12th birthday party took a dark turn ...

Water guns are good, clean fun, right?

They shoot water. People get wet. Eventually Mom comes around with the lemonade and beach towels and calls it a day. 

Until some twisted YouTuber gets darker ideas … Then all bets are off.

Asp, a diabolical inventor/YouTuber based in Japan, just posted a video of his latest invention: a water cannon that shoots a charge of water so powerful it can shatter plexiglass (and, presumably, anything thing weaker than plexiglass — up to and including flesh and bones).

He says it’s for firefighting. But he also makes a wallet-sized flamethrower:

You be the judge.