Machine Gun Ronnie Thompson

Ronnie “Machine Gun” Thompson was the first two-term member of his party to have been elected the mayor of Macon and was a political character only Georgia could create; “a white gospel singer who became mayor on a “shoot to kill” platform, and a segregationist who was a close friend to many black recording artists, including James Brown.  Thompson was awarded his unique moniker after he returned a sniper’s fire by personally spraying bullets from a police issued .30 caliber gun.  Thompson’s antics didn’t stop there.  He did, after all, but Macon an armored tank.  His campaign song was “If you don’t like Policemen, Call a Hippie.”

posted 05/01/2017 in Uncategorized


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