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Unclaimed or unwanted guns used to be destroyed, crushed along with other scrap metal after they were no longer needed as evidence in court. However, a change in state law four years ago requires the guns to be auctioned.

The guns to be sold are among hundreds of confiscated guns that have been in a stockpile since the 2012 law change.

For more on this story, return to Macon.com and read Wednesday’s Telegraph.

Read more here: http://www.macon.com/news/local/article98809567.html#storylink=cpy
 

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Amazing, they've been holding the guns since 2012 when they were told to sell them. Have other counties complied with the 2012 law, or are they waiting to sell 60 of "hundreds" that they hold too?
 

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http://www.13wmaz.com/news/local/bibb-sheriffs-office-to-auction-off-guns/311918578

It's due to a change in law that previously said law enforcement agencies had to destroy their old firearms.
Nope

Owner of T Lynn Davis, Jim Davis, says they auction off guns at each of their 4-5 shows throughout the year, but this is the first time they've sold some for the Sheriff's Office. "It's guns that they had in the patrol cars and the shotguns they carry in the trunk, or wherever they carry them. Some of the guns the SWAT team has used," Davis said.

Davis says law enforcement must sell their firearms now due to state law.
"To buy these guns, you're going to have to have a Georgia carry permit or a federal firearms license," Davis said.
 

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October 11, 2016 | 11:36 AM

Law enforcement auctions guns that were confiscated in crimes

http://www.marketplace.org/2016/10/...s-auction-guns-were-confiscated-or-used-crime

"In the end, the sheriff's office said it raised more than $18,000 from the auction. Davis said the department can use the money to buy equipment, fund officer training and outreach efforts."
Duh! :roll:

You mean they're not going to do the old standard - blow it on hookers and liquor? Progressive of them.

Oh, and BTW - the APD quote "But not all law enforcement agencies in Georgia have followed suit. The Atlanta Police Department hasn't auctioned guns and declined to comment for this story. A spokesperson for the department has said the agency's primary goal is to return guns to their rightful owners."

is a flat out lie. They knew whose S&W 442 they had, got 3x paperwork, multiple calls, 2x visits, and they crushed it and claimed they had no idea whose S&W it was.
 
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