Quick Fact – More Trouble Anticipated


August 10, 2018August 4, 2018No comments

1931

Robberies were plaguing Reno. The Capitol bar and the Henry Club, both offering games of chance, were hit inside of eight days. A rumor circulated that notorious gangsters were headed to the Northern Nevada city. It was May; gambling had been legal for two months.

Consequently, owners and operators of The Biggest Little City’s gaming and drinking establishments began arming themselves en masse, their weapon of choice being a sawn-off shotgun. One local gunsmith crafted 30 of them, mostly 10 and 12 gauge, in a two-week period.

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