A unique proposal by the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office in North Carolina. From the Winston-Salem Journal:

The 1928 Thompson fully automatic submachine guns – commonly referred to as Tommy guns – were gifts to the sheriff’s office but have gone unfired for as long as modern-day department leaders can remember.

Though no longer practical in the field, these collector’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.