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The Internet Can't Stop Mocking this Ridiculous Handgun Confiscated by Baltimore Police

The internet can't stop making fun of this criminal's gun.

Many police departments use social media these days to communicate their activities to the public. It's not uncommon for departments to post up a press release of a recent arrest.

But the Baltimore Police Department was likely not setting off to set the internet ablaze when they posted about the arrest of 36-year-old Keith Gladden. Officers confiscated drugs and a handgun from the man during a traffic stop.

But when the internet saw the handgun Gladden had on him when arrested, the post went viral in absolutely hilarious faction. Mainly because THIS is the gun...

Showing that the internet can be an amazing place, the comments that followed are nothing less than pure gold. Here's a sampling of what people are saying:

"I was under the impression that John Wilkes Booth was no longer alive."

"People joking about this thing are sick. That gun could take down your horse with one shot and put a hole through your cloak after a lengthy reloading process!"

"Officers also recovered a monocle, top hat, and distressed damsel."

"Tries to warn the citizens of Baltimore that the British are coming...gets pulled over."

"Geez people, cut the guy some slack. He's survived polio, the plague, and the civil war. He needs this gun to begin his new life on the wild frontier."

"He was quoted as saying "I'm your Huckleberry" right before being taken into custody!"

And my personal favorite:

"This is the first gun you have access to in Grand Theft Auto: Gettysburg."

Even the Baltimore Police got in on the fun as the post has been shared over 130,00 times and counting.

"If it pleases the court, we will ensure we safeguard this firearm and ensure the safety of all in the village of Lord Baltimore.

Whilst this young lad possessed this weapon illegally, his punishment shall not include that of public stoning nor shaming.

He therefore shall be recommended as a candidate for reenactment just up the road in Gettysburg."

And there are plenty of other hilarious ones to be found in the post. Meanwhile, I'm sure the citizens of Baltimore are sleeping better tonight knowing this gun is off the streets!

This guy might be too humiliated to commit a crime ever again!