The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The Conference Center > General Discussion Forum

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old February 24, 2013, 01:40 AM   #26
Senior Member
Join Date: November 11, 2010
Location: Phoenix area
Posts: 1,442
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.
Yung.gunr is offline  
Old February 25, 2013, 08:00 PM   #27
Junior member
Join Date: February 10, 2009
Posts: 974
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
Newton24b is offline  
Old February 25, 2013, 11:32 PM   #28
Senior Member
Join Date: February 10, 2010
Posts: 720
Originally Posted by title of thread
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.

Last edited by Fishing_Cabin; February 26, 2013 at 11:35 AM.
Fishing_Cabin is offline  
Old February 25, 2013, 11:48 PM   #29
Junior Member
Join Date: February 25, 2013
Posts: 3
Police Trades

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.
SHOOTERS WORLD is offline  
Old February 25, 2013, 11:59 PM   #30
Senior Member
Join Date: February 10, 2010
Posts: 720

Last edited by Fishing_Cabin; February 26, 2013 at 12:46 AM.
Fishing_Cabin is offline  

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:57 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2017 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent:
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.05573 seconds with 7 queries