Minneapolis police have recovered over 400 firearms in 2017
By Andrew Shepperson
Three of 26 firearms recovered by Minneapolis police from June 6 to June 12. (Photo: Minneapolis Police Department/Facebook)
Minneapolis police are recovering guns at a faster rate than last year, with 26 guns taken off the streets in the past week.
The Minneapolis Police Department announced the recoveries in a Tuesday Facebook post, which indicated the 26 guns recovered from June 6 to June 12 were either used in a crime stolen, or possessed by an individual who was prohibited from having a firearm.
The department has recovered 443 guns so far in 2017, which is a 62 percent increase from the same time last year.
In the comments section of the post, many urged the department to hold an auction for the recovered firearms. However, the department indicated all recovered firearms are melted down, with the exceptions being stolen guns that are returned to their rightful owners.
The department praised the officers for their hard work and dedication, as well as community members who offered their assistance.
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