By Tom Knighton
Guns are tools. Nothing more, nothing less. While they’re potentially dangerous tools, they’re still just tools. They don’t possess a mind of their own, much less their own motives. While they can be used to do bad things, they’re also used to protect the innocent.
However, that fact doesn’t stop a handful of liberal state senators from Georgia who want to destroy guns in police custody rather than selling them to licensed dealers.
From The Truth About Guns:
In 2012, the Georgia Legislature passed a statute to forbidding the police to destroy valuable firearms. The statute requires that firearms in possession of police — whether confiscated, seized or otherwise acquired — be sold to legal dealers. Once administrative costs are covered, the money from the sale goes to the general fund of the administering political subdivision.
When the law went into effect, a number of Georgia political subdivisions violated the law with impunity. The chief amongst them: the City of Atlanta. Guns sold at auction by police usually bring between $100 and $200 each. Atlanta was sitting on at least 6,000 guns more than two years ago.
Atlanta has likely added two …Read the Rest
Source:: Bearing Arms