"pebbled with sweat, still holding his Tommy gun"
Thompson Submachine gun
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A Tommy gun (or Thompson submachine gun) is a large, compact submachine gun that was used by the United States Army from 1938 to 1971.

The gun was invented in 1919 by John T. Thompson, and was popular amongst criminals, soldiers and police. It was used in the Bosnian War, World War II, the Vietnam War and the Korean War.