Skip to comments.Joel McNally: What’s the difference between Tommy Guns and assault weapons? ----(barf alert)
Posted on 08/25/2019 4:27:59 AM PDT by rellimpank
Heres an important question for our times: Whats the difference between a Tommy Gun, the submachine gun wielded by gangsters like John Dillinger and Baby Face Nelson roaming Wisconsin in the 1930s, and a military-style assault weapon, todays weapon of choice routinely used to commit mass murders all over America?
The answer, of course, is theres virtually no difference, except for this: President Franklin Roosevelt and the U.S. Congress succeeded in removing Thompson submachine guns, firing 600 rounds of bullets in a minute, from city streets with the National Firearms Act of 1934, the first serious federal gun safety legislation ever passed to protect American lives.
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Assault weapons was an invention by Diane Feinstein.
I wonder if John Lott has ever looked into how many lives were saved by getting Tommy guns off the streets?
These people know nothing.
I think “Tommy Guns” were usually outfitted with 20 to 30 round magazines. Perhaps those 30 rounds could be fired in 5 seconds? (Or whatever). But 600 rounds in 60 seconds?
Sort of like saying a car that can reach 60 mph in 5 seconds will get to 720 mph in a minute.
You can still buy a Tommy Gun... that operates just like an AR-15, one trigger pull = one round down range.
While the title of the video is about suppressors, he goes into some detail on Tommy Guns and some other things about NFA weapons.
I was thinking the same thing. How many folks have ever been killed by “Tommy guns” in the USA? I would guess that it was under 200. Probably under 100. (Not including combat deaths.)
Heh - and probably most of the dead were criminals in the first place!?
And you can buy a real one, as well, if you've got $20 000 or so lying around that you don't need. Several of my buddies have one - legally, of course.
600 rpms for a Thompson is actually pretty slow. Many models could do more like 900-1000, with a couple even running 1200 cycles a minute. As far as I’m aware, the only Thompsons that could fire as slowly as 600 rounds a minute were built on navy spec, which included a rate reducer to reduce it’s rate of fire.
If you’ve ever handled machineguns, 600 rpm is quite slow.
I sometimes wonder if these “reporters”/”journalists” are TERMINALLY ignorant, STUPID, completely DISHONEST or “Answer E”, ALL of the above?
IF asked (I’m a retired US Army Rangermaster, among other training.), I would sit down & write a reasonably literate argument that explains WHY the so-called “gun control agenda” is simply factually WRONG & WRONG-HEADED, as well.
Fully automatics were completely legal in Canada until January 1, 1978. They had required registration since 1969 as a restricted firearm and legal owners as of 1978 were grandfathered as part of the law. IIRC, there were basically no incidents (certainly up until now as well) involving the criminal misuse of a fully automatic rifle by it’s legal owner during that time leading up to the legal restrictions and prohibition put on this class of firearm.
...military-style assault weapon...
A most deceitful term, used purposely to mislead ignorant people. As with most progressives words lies.
Truthful is semi-automatic rifle. Works just like grandpas bunting rifle, no different. Some just look different.
By their logic, a doctor in camo wear would be a military-style assault butcher.
--if , for example this buffoon hasn't yet grasped the difference between semi and full automatic yet. he must be living under a rock----
IMHO if one were to objectively examine every gun control law they are probably all abject failures. Which betrays the intent of the Rats. It aint about saving lives it is about civilian disarmament and they dont give a damn how many people die attempting that.
The biggest lie.
The National Firearms Act of 1934 had no effect on the likes of John Dillinger and Baby Face Nelson obtaining their firearms of choice because they stole them from National Guard armories. They did not buy their Tommy Guns legally.
Tommy Guns were expensive long before the NFA. Criminals dont go to gun stores to buy guns.
Criminals then and now are not hampered by laws when obtaining weapons.
Let’s do a little math for the libs....
600 rounds per minute = 10 round per second or 1 round per 1/10th sec not counting magazine changes.
600 rounds in 20 round magazines = 30 magazine changes
600 rounds in 30 round magazines = 20 magazine changes
600 rounds in 100 round drum magazines = 6 drum changes
Rate of 20 round magazine change is every 2 seconds
Rate of 30 round magazine change is every 3 seconds
Rate of 100 round drum change is every 10 seconds
Not even Jerry Michalak could pull of 600 rounds of sustained fire in 60 seconds.
It would be hard to believe that even firing and M16/M4 at full auto you could get an actual 600 rounds per minute.
Only in the minds of liberals is this crap even possible.
Especially since it could be argued that aimed semi-auto fire is more lethal than full-auto fire.
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