Vintage Saturday: Legislators

Legislators with guns
From back when the Feds were actively encouraging private citizens to invent better weapons. What a novel idea!

Photo from the May 1940 weapons testing at Fort Belvoir. From left to right, Senator Lundeen (MN, Farmer-Labor) with a Johnson rifle, Rep. Snyder (PA, Democrat) with an M1928A1 Thompson, and Senator Thomas (OK, Democrat) with an M1 Garand. Photo from Bruce Canfield’s Johnson Rifles and Machine Guns.