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Tommy guns for sale

Faced with a budget cuts, Guernsey County Sheriff Mike McCauley is looking at selling three 1920s Thompson machine guns.

7 Responses to “Tommy guns for sale”

  1. Turk Turon Says:

    Hey, what ever happened in that story about the Albany, NY police department selling machine guns out the back door to current and retired cops? Were any of those guns Thompsons?

  2. Kevin Baker Says:

    If I’m not mistaken, those Tommy guns wouldn’t be in the NFA registry, since they’ve always been in the hands of a .gov agency and therefore didn’t need to be registered. In that case, due to the 1986 GOPA, they cannot be registered for civilian sale. Thus their value drops from tens-of-thousands-of-dollars to a few hundred. I could be wrong. I hope I am.

  3. Weer'd Beard Says:

    Kevin, I know some cops Registered their MGs when the NFA came about, but I’m pretty sure they didn’t have to.

  4. SayUncle Says:

    Kevin, if they are not registered, then they are illegal. even PDs must register.

  5. Crucis Says:


    I’ve always wanted a Thompson, especially an M1928A1 version or earlier with dual drum mags, and compensator. Gotta check my cash account.

  6. RC Says:

    Did everyone write the nice reporter and compliment him on a very nicely written article. It behooves us to reinforce good behavior by journalists and this article was remarkably without vitriol and, “OMG, they’re selling machine guns to everyone and we’re all going to be mowed down any second now” that we usually see from journalists.

  7. Tam Says:

    I’m not 100% certain, but I think it all depends whether they’re on Form 4’s or Form 10’s.