Baltimore gun Facebook photo

Photo via Baltimore Police Department/Facebook

This photo of a gun from a bygone era goes viral after Baltimore police post it on Facebook

Who doesn’t love an antique?

 

Josh Katzowitz

Internet Culture

The Baltimore police department on Wednesday arrested a 36-year-old man with a loaded handgun after a traffic stop, and after the officers detained him, they took him to jail.

Then, the police department posted a photo of the gun to Facebook. And the internet took it from there.

https://www.facebook.com/BaltimoreCityPolice/photos/a.277239856955.154351.58771761955/10154185854496956/?type=3&theater

Does that look like a normal gun that we regularly see in the 21st century? No, it does not. It looks like a weapon from a bygone era when men wore muttonchops and when the country was on the verge of a civil war. Facebook commenters almost instantly made this photo a star.

A sampling.

Baltimore police gun
Photo via Baltimore City Police/Facebook
baltimore police gun
Photo via Baltimore City Police/Facebook
Baltimore police gun
Photo via Baltimore City Police/Facebook

Great job, everybody. Now, there’s only one thing left to do. Wait for President Lincoln to rise from his slumber and tweet about it.

 
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