Firearms: Have Gun, Will Travel

Have Gun, Will Travel

To Robert Luongo, a Kennedy-assassination buff from Florida, it seemed only natural to tell a policeman that he had Jack Ruby's pistol in his suitcase as he strolled near the U.S. Capitol. But when Luongo offered to show the historic weapon to House Speaker Tom Foley a few moments later, the cop arrested Luongo.

It turned out that Luongo is an associate of Anthony Pugliese, the previously unidentified collector who bought the gun at auction last December for $220,000. Luongo had taken the pistol to Washington to display it on a cable-TV show about Ruby's shooting of Lee Harvey Oswald.


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