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Ga. police would auction guns under new proposal

ATLANTA (AP) -- Law enforcement agencies would be required to auction off confiscated or abandoned guns to the public under a proposal from a Georgia lawmaker.

Sen. Don Balfour said Thursday that his legislation would end the destruction of guns by some police departments that seize weapons. The proceeds would go back to the local or state government.

The Republican lawmaker from Snellville said the National Rifle Association supports his bill.

Under the proposal, state officials would first be required to return stolen guns to their owners. Agencies with seized firearms would be required to auction them off at least once every six months.

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docgreen1499 2 years, 2 months ago

Let me see if I understand this...guy gets arrested for committing a crime with a weapon he got illegally..police seize it...and then turn around an sell it 6 months later to a guy who is going to sell it to a criminal just to be used in a crime again....Now that is a brilliant piece of legislation....I bet the people that elected him are so proud that he is tough on crime...

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Award88 2 years, 2 months ago

No, police turn around and sell it to a responsible, law abiding citizen. End results: Criminal looses gun Government gets money Public more secure by another law abiding citizen owning a firearm Additionally, part of this legislation is to return stolen firearms to the original owner. What's so bad about someone getting their property back?

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BuzzG 2 years, 2 months ago

If I read this correctly, if someone steals my 357 magnum, and the police recover it, they will not return to me my stolen property, but will destroy it. The police need to change their motto to "We recover and destroy."

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Award88 2 years, 2 months ago

Under current law, they can return your stolen firearm, but they are not compelled to.

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JV 2 years, 2 months ago

I can go along with with this type of local government revenue enhancement more than SPLOST, SPLOST and more SPLOST.

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