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Thursday, February 21, 2019

The Sound of Violins (Violence)

Thompson Submachinegun Stored in Violin Case
Gangsters carrying Tommy guns in violin cases is a stereotype as old as the hills, well, okay, as old as Thompson submachine guns. I always thought that the guns were stored in the case fully assembled, ready to go. Perhaps one with a shorter barrel could be, but this one is broken down. Also, it has a drum magazine, and that wouldn't fit in a violin case if it was attached to the gun.

Two movies that touch on this subject spring to mind. Public Enemies with Johnny Depp and El Mariachi (and its sequel Desperado), though these last two used guitar cases instead of violin cases.

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