Posted on September 3, 2015Posted in: Bill Barrons
The Thompson Submachine Gunn with 100 Round Magazine
The Thompson submachine gun (nicknamed the Thompson) is an American submachine gun, invented by John T. Thompson in 1918, that became infamous during the Prohibition era. It was a common sight in the media of the time, being used by both law enforcement officers and criminals. The Thompson was also known informally as: the “Tommy Gun“, “Trench Broom“, “Trench Sweeper“, “Chicago Typewriter“, “Chicago Piano“, “Chicago Style“, “Chicago Organ Grinder“, and “The Chopper“.
The Thompson was favored by soldiers, criminals, police and civilians alike for its large .45 ACPcartridge, accuracy, and high volume of automatic fire. It has since gained popularity among civilian collectors for its historical significance.
Manual for the TommyGun
The Thompson Submachine Gun is the weapon used in a brutal murder of 33 people on the clothing-optional Blacks Beach in San Diego in the opening chapter of The Nude Beach Homicides by William Barrons
Rick Lakin is the author of Brilliant, an upcoming young adult science fiction romance and the publisher at iCrewDigitalPublishing.com, Bringing New Authors to a Digital World. iCrew has published 35 books by 11 authors.
Rick has been an optimist for almost two years and is the district webmaster as calso41.us.
He is the founder of iCrew Digital Productions, A Community of Young Media Professionals and a member of the 1000 Club of the National Association of Sports Public Address Announcers. Rick is an Advanced Communicator Silver in Toastmasters International and is a member of American Mensa. Rick works as a Sports Statistician for broadcast television and is a retired math teacher.
He lives in Southern California but his roots are in Columbus, Ohio, home of The Ohio State University Buckeyes.