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Wed Apr 17, 2013, 11:05 AM

Ariz. bill passed makes cities sell turned-in guns

PHOENIX (AP) Arizona cities and counties would have to sell guns turned in at community buyback events instead of destroying them under a law passed by the Legislature.

The bill doesn't have any effect on guns seized by law enforcement, which already have to be sold to a federally licensed dealer under a law passed last year. But that didn't stop a lengthy debate that veered into the possibility that the gun used to shoot U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords might end up back on the street.

The bill is designed to eliminate a loophole in last year's law that requires police agencies to sell seized guns. Cities, including Tucson, have continued to hold buyback events and destroy the weapons, arguing that because they were voluntarily surrendered, they aren't covered by the law.

The Senate passed House Bill 2455 Tuesday on an 18-12 party-line vote and it now goes to Republican Gov. Jan Brewer for action.
http://news.yahoo.com/ariz-bill-passed-makes-cities-sell-turned-guns-125026520.html

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Reply Ariz. bill passed makes cities sell turned-in guns (Original post)
liberal N proud Apr 2013 OP
onehandle Apr 2013 #1
Drale Apr 2013 #2
fob Apr 2013 #3
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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Wed Apr 17, 2013, 11:07 AM

1. Guns, like fetuses and corporations, are a fetish to these weirdos. nt

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Wed Apr 17, 2013, 11:09 AM

2. I'm suprised the Gun Lobby isn't against this bill

it makes more "pre-owned" guns available and that means less new guns sold and less profit for Gun Manufacturers

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Wed Apr 17, 2013, 11:17 AM

3. So, just cut them in half, then put them up for sale.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Wed Apr 17, 2013, 11:22 AM

4. Well that's rather stupid.

An auction of the valuable firearms could raise money for the city but I do get that a lot people turning them in are doing so to "get them off the streets" - maybe give the turner-inner the choice of sell or scrap?

I would, however, like to see ID recording and serial-number tracing done at buybacks, no more of this "no questions asked!" BS. I couldn't say that people disposing of crime guns for a tidy profit is actually a significant problem but it seems rather idiotic to provide the service in the first place.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Wed Apr 17, 2013, 12:07 PM

5. I guess it's time for people to destroy

their own weapon if they want it off the street.

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