Forsyth County Commissioners Delay Vote On Tommy Guns

9:00 PM, Jan 13, 2014   |    comments
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FORSYTH COUNTY, N.C. -- A vote to determine if two authentic Tommy Guns will be traded or sold has been delayed by Forsyth County Commissioners.

Commissioner Walter Marshall told WFMY News 2 the commissioners unanimously voted Monday night to delay their decision. Marshall tells us Commissioner Bill Whiteheart made the motion to delay their decision for 30 days so they could be sure on who owns the guns.

WFMY News 2 met with Forsyth County Sheriff Bill Schatzman and his department last week and he told us they got the guns from Reynolds Tobacco, who used them to protect their employees' cash on payday.

Schatzman says he plans to sell or trade the guns to collectors and use the money to buy 88 AR-15 assault rifles for their deputies.

The vintage guns are worth at least $30,000 a piece.

Commissioner Marshall says the commissioners plan to discuss the guns again at their first meeting in February.

WFMY News 2

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