Quotation by Ben Hecht

Ben Guarino: Whad'a we goin' to do about these machine guns?
Chief Detective: What can we do about them? There's no law against manufacturing them, just against havin' them. They can't get 'em in one state, they go across the border and get 'em in another. These fellows bootleg machine guns like they bootleg booze.
Ben Guarino: Yeah, they better do somethin' about that, because with these toys to play with what happened before will look like a tea party.
Ben Hecht (1893–1964), U.S. screenwriter, Seton I. Miller, screenwriter, John Lee Mahin, screenwriter, and W.R. Burnett, screenwriter. Ben Guarino (C. Henry Gordon), Chief Detective (Edwin Maxwell), Scarface, complaining about the influx of machine guns resulting from the city's gang wars (1932).

Additional author Howard Hawks.
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