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Old Thompson Submachine Gun Turned in at Gun Buyback*

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Among the nearly 1,700 guns turned in at this weekend's gun buyback program was an old looking thompson submachine gun, finds Jason Kandel over at the Daily News' Mean Streets blog. It was "made famous, or infamous, in one of a score of movies about mobsters terrorizing American streets during Prohibition," he says. Also among guns was a grenade launcher turned in at the Valley's Topanga Station. See a general list of what kind of guns and where they were exchanged here. *UPDATE: LAist readers seem to agree, the gun is not a Thompson. See the discussion below: