I've always wanted a Thompson, but couldn't afford one. Bought a Sten Mk2 20 years ago and have fun with it. I got hit by a drunk driver last August and have some of the insurance settlement left. I really want to use $20k of it to buy a Thompson. I tried to use the gangster movie angle with the wife. A Christmas tradition for her and her dad was to watch gangster movies. I even found a gun that was used in Road to Perdition. At this point, I'm considering moonlighting for extra cash to pay for this thing. Before I burn up my political capital with her, is there a reason why I wouldn't want this gun?