The “Tommy Gun” became famous for its popularity among gangsters and police in the 1920s and ‘30s. Colonel John T. Thompson began producing these submachine guns — so-called because they fired pistol ammunition — in 1919, and it was the first successful American design of these types of firearms. This particular Colt Model 1921 was donated by George Whitehead, a 25-year law enforcement veteran, and can be seen at the NRA National Firearms Museum in Fairfax, Virginia.
This particular Colt Model 1921 was donated by George Whitehead, a 25-year law enforcement veteran.
September 22nd, 2011Marion Hammer: A Driving Force Behind The National Firearms Museum
Hammer talks about the museum today and its impact.
April 19th, 1996A Tribute to Marion Hammer
Hammer was the first female president of the NRA.
April 19th, 1996Marion Hammer: 1996 NRA Members' Meeting
NRA President Marion Hammer speaks to NRA members in Dallas, Texas.