I am happy we won't be seeing any civil war era firearms, or WWII STG-44 rifles ending up in the smelter. Seriously, the historical preservation groups should be giddy because antique firearms are being saved and the recycling/green groups should be happy because these guns can be resold instead of new guns being made(better for the environment right?)
Who would take IOUs from the police?
I don't know about Washington but in Illinois HECK NO!
You have tons of documented cases where people who are owed a lot of money back come tax time, especially those who own small businesses have to wait sometimes 1+ years to get the money. Why? Because Illinois is broke and Can't pay its bills. Chicago Public Schools regularly can take up to a year to pay their bills as well.