Machine Gun History

In the Tunnels of Moose Jaw.

Some of the interesting stories heard while filming "Finding Al" are those about gangster farmers in Saskatchewan, who would have wild parties on the land, firing submachine guns into the air. Now that's a great part of Saskatchewan history right there.  

The submachine gun was invented during the First World War, but the zenith of its use was the Second World War when millions of weapons of this type were manufactured. 

The Thompson submachine gun, invented by John T. Thompson in became infamous during the Prohibition era. It was a common sight in the media of the time, being used by both law enforcement officers and criminals