POTD: A Tommy Gun in Ethiopia

    © sweetmarias

    @sweetmarias posted the above photo on Instagram. It shows a security guard in Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia, rocking a sweet Thompson submachine gun. The only African country to adopt the Tommy gun was Egypt and it the most likely source of the gun in the photo. Sudan lies between Egypt and Ethiopia, but such a volatile and unstable country would pose no problem for arms traffickers.

    The security guard does not appear to have a magazine. The gun may just be for show/intimidation. I can’t imagine that .45 ACP is readily available in that part of Africa.

    Thanks to Jason for sharing the link.