A unique proposal by the Forsyth County Sheriffâ€™s Office in North Carolina. From the Winston-Salem Journal:
The 1928 Thompson fully automatic submachine guns â€“ commonly referred to as Tommy guns â€“ were gifts to the sheriffâ€™s office but have gone unfired for as long as modern-day department leaders can remember.
Though no longer practical in the field, these collectorâ€™s items still may serve a purpose.
Chief Deputy Brad Stanley presented a proposal to the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners last Thursday to exchange the two guns and drum magazines for 88 new Bushmaster rifles, a trade valued at about $60,000.
More at the link (including a photo) and the history of the guns — that they were used by the guards protecting the “cash truck” that R.J. Reynolds brought in each week to pay their employees.
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