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Police seized guns...

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Backwoods, May 15, 2010.

  1. Backwoods

    Backwoods Middle of no where... Member

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    So a friend of mine told me that the police sells guns they have seized... Anyone know if this is true, or was he just talking out his butt?
     
  2. Ben Beckerich

    Ben Beckerich NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    i know some agencies in the South do, but it's a pretty controversial subject, and i doubt any agencies anywhere near here do it.
     
  3. Backwoods

    Backwoods Middle of no where... Member

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    Oh and I live in King County, Washington
     
  4. Hawaiian

    Hawaiian Tigard Oregon Well-Known Member

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    :confused:
     
  5. Backwoods

    Backwoods Middle of no where... Member

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    just if certain departments sell and some dont.
     
  6. Ben Beckerich

    Ben Beckerich NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    ...yes. some do, some dont.
     
  7. Dan-Dee Sales Inc

    Dan-Dee Sales Inc Sweet Home, Oregon, United States Active Member

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    we do it in Sweet Home. Albany does too.
     
  8. jdub75

    jdub75 PNW Well-Known Member

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    Marion Co. Sherrif does not-at least as of last year when I was at their evidence warehouse.
     
  9. wichaka

    wichaka Wa State Well-Known Member

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    Most dept.'s trade to LE equipment places for needed items. The dealers then turn around and sell them to the public thru gunshows etc.
     
  10. Father of four

    Father of four Portland, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    That means yes. Maybe not for cash but for services.
     
  11. wichaka

    wichaka Wa State Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn't say services, we trade for equipment, then the LE Equipment place sells the guns.
     
  12. wayoutwest

    wayoutwest Polk County, Oregon Active Member

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    I believe Polk County does sell their seized/recovered firearms to a dealer.
     
  13. NCW Ray

    NCW Ray Sunny Eastern Washington Active Member

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    That's what my old department is in the process of doing right now.
     
  14. NK777

    NK777 West of Portland Member

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    Some LE offices have them chopped up. I know a guy that works for Olympia or Tumwater PD and he has had to take some bueatiful guns to the chopper. It makes him sad... :(
     
  15. mjz52

    mjz52 Tri-Cities Member

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    The sheriff's office for the county I work for chops them up...I've had to destroy some pretty nice pieces...and some pretty bad ones to. The worst are the ones that are in a bag labeled "BIO-HAZARD". Gross!!!
     
  16. orygunmike

    orygunmike Beaverton, OR Active Member

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    so...as in the case of such cities/agencies as Sweet Home and Albany, how does the public get in on purchasing those firearms the agency sells? Do they advertise?
     
  17. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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    I thought all Oregon PDs were supposed to turn in seized guns to OSP for the furnace.
     
  18. Dan-Dee Sales Inc

    Dan-Dee Sales Inc Sweet Home, Oregon, United States Active Member

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    our City has 3 choices depending on what the court says. If the court says the gun must be destroyed, then it is. If not, then our department can do the following.

    1: place it in their inventory for department use.
    2: if it is junk, destroy it. ( we sell their firearms and will not sell crap guns)
    3: put the item up for auction. Our department use to have a local auction for FFL's to come in and bid. We now sell the firearms online for them. Our contract says that we must sell all firearms on Gunbroker and supply them with all the listing and fee amounts.

    We are getting close to another batch of firearms as soon as they get them processed in.

    I hope that I answered the last 2 questions.
     
  19. QXSOUP

    QXSOUP Portland, OR Member

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    Not an advert, but I have purchased a couple of trade in revolvers from Summit Gunbroker in MO. www.summitgunbroker.com is his website. He sells alot of LEO trade ins and other good LE guns.
     
  20. shoggoth80

    shoggoth80 Greater Seattle Area Member

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    I am currently waiting to be able to recalim a pistol of mine from a semi-local PD, as it was recovered recently. They better not sell it!
    On the other hand, guns that have been recovered, but never claimed might be a grey area. I can understand why it is done, but I could see potential for "oops!"