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Old November 21, 2019, 02:40 PM   #3
T. O'Heir
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It's highly unlikely such records were kept. And if they were they've likely long since been destroyed.
The NFA of 1934 used violent crime during prohibition as an excuse. The Volstead Act(aka The National Prohibition Act) was repealed in 1933. The $200 tax, an astronomical amount of money then, was primarily to keep such stuff out of the hands of the poor. Mostly people of "colour".
"...was the Tommy gun really used by gangsters..." Absolutely. Criminals used whatever they could steal. National Guard Armories were not as secure then. The converted 1911 AMP speaks about was used by Baby Face Nelson. And Machine Gun Kelly was called that due to his frequent use of a Chopper.
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