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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.
Eastern DistrictOfficers arrest man with a loaded handgun during traffic stopOn March 1, 2017, officers from the...Posted by Baltimore Police Department on Thursday, March 2, 2017
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.
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.
Josh Katzowitz is a staff writer at the Daily Dot specializing in YouTube and boxing. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and Los Angeles Times. A longtime sports writer, he's covered the NFL for CBSSports.com and boxing for Forbes. His work has been noted twice in the Best American Sports Writing book series.