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Old February 24, 2013, 01:40 AM   #26
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I think Pond might have the most logical reason.

Unfortunately, I highly doubt that is the reason. My money is on ridiculous beliefs about guns themselves being evil.
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Old February 25, 2013, 08:00 PM   #27
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they dont want us to have guns ever think of that?


some people dont want them back for obvious reasons. but the issue is that alot of police cull out the best for their own collections and use. stuff thats not sellable gets smelted
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Old February 25, 2013, 11:32 PM   #28
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Why are guns destroyed after a crime
I have always been told its twofold. First, since many of these folks, once convicted are not eligible to own or receive their firearm back, it is destroyed. Second, those folk who are convicted, and can not own a firearm complain of "policing for profit" because some law enforcement do sell firearms with court approval.

While I do understand folks always look for 'deals' I hope that they understand that law enforcement is a service provided by the government. Selling seized property, even to recoup cost, opens up the can of worms about 'policing for profit'. That's without saying that no matter how a firearm is sold, there will be countless complaints of "if I would have known I would have paid more....I object!" Even when the firearm(s) are sold, the complaints still cost time (money) to resolve. Frankly its cheaper to cut them up, or else face suit about 'policing for profit' or various complaints about 'why didn't you tell me, I would have bid, or I would have bid more' type complaints. Its a real no win situation.

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Old February 25, 2013, 11:48 PM   #29
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Police Departments all around the country do sell confiscated and firearms used in crimes. I purchase them all the time. I am a FFL dealer. Last year, I purchased close to 5k guns.

There are those agencies though that believe no one should own a gun. Oh well. I focus my attention on the agencies that know they can benefit from the sale of these assets.
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