As someone who has always wanted one, the piles of Thompson subguns causes me a special kind of hurt...what a waste.
Kinda like watching quality guns from the police property room go to the furnace. I understand the politics of it, "Gun previously seized by police used in gangland slaying" or what have you...but it doesn't make it any easier to watch.
Too bad society demonizes the tool as much (or more) than the criminal who wields it, creating an atmosphere were quality firearms are treated the same as illegal drugs.
I don't make jokes, I just watch the government and report the facts. -Will Rogers
An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last. -Winston Churchill