New Law: Police Can Now Sell Confiscated Guns 12-20-2010 - WNEM TV 5

New Law: Police Can Now Sell Confiscated Guns 12-20-2010

Local police departments throughout Michigan can now sell confiscated guns.
Gov. Jennifer Granholm signed a bill that lets law enforcement sell confiscated weapons.
Previously, the guns had to be destroyed, but now they can be turned into much needed cash.
Police can only sell the guns to licensed dealers.
Saginaw Police Chief Gerald Cliff helped with the legislation that was sponsored by Sen. Roger Kahn, R-Saginaw Township.
"During difficult economic times, it's critical that tax dollars be used effectively," Kahn said. "Allowing police departments to use confiscated weapons or sell them through appropriate legal channels will provide additional funds for the departments. The state must look for innovative ways like this to create savings."
Antique and other weapons of value are generally auctioned off, while the remaining weapons are destroyed.
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