Skip to comments.Demolishing Guns and Common Sense
Posted on 10/27/2013 5:58:30 AM PDT by rellimpank
In the course of their duties, Chicago police come into possession of all sorts of contraband: jewelry, video games, bicycles, cars. They sell the stuff through online auctions that are open to the public. They also confiscate some 10,000 firearms each year, with an estimated value of $2 million. They sell them and put the $2 million through a shredder.
Just kidding. It would be insane to shred large stacks of perfectly good money. What they actually do is destroy the guns. That way, there's no money to destroy.
This practice comes to our attention thanks to a recent report by Robert Wildeboer of WBEZ, the local affiliate of National Public Radio. At a time when the city of Chicago has reduced the size of the police force because of budget pressures, you'd think it would not lightly forgo such a handsome sum. But it does.
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Identifying, documenting, and tracking the weapons through the sales process would invite scrutiny.
Its just so much easier to say they destroyed all those weapons. No oversight, auditing, or witnesses to see the guns are not being stolen by Chicagos finest.
This is like depriving a toolbox to a working man. Don’t they know they are denying essential tools for startup holdup operations all over the city?
This is common practice. Even guns confiscated illegally from legally armed citizens are often ruined before they are “returned” to the lawful owners.
Better to shred the money than put another 30 government goons out "to oppress and extort"
Stolen and resold. obama's hometown has cops who are as corrupt as they come, bank on it.
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In the 1980’s early 1990’s the Chicago police were found to be taking the confiscated guns that were supposed to be destroyed, hauling them to Mexico and trading the guns for dope.
I like that notion of crushing cars to thwart auto theft.
the little ones go into the “bent cop” “throw down” stock inventory.
Chicago cops??? Dorothy, someone needs to tell you you're not in Kansas.
I really think it is very important for states to set up their own gun and ammo manufacturers, in which *zero* interstate commerce is involved.
There is a strong possibility in the future that FDR’s federal intrusion into “intra-state” commerce will very abruptly end, and the first inclination of the bureaucrats will be to invoke the interstate commerce clause to say they can still regulate guns and ammo.
But they can only get away with this if materials or the guns or ammo cross state lines. If everything is made in a state, and used exclusively in that state, then it will be out of their reach.
While typically, it would be too expensive to set up a gun and ammo manufacturer for just a single state, unless the state sets up some pro-business conditions:
Streamline the laws regarding start ups, zoning and operations. Provide tax abatement. Require state agencies to purchase their guns and ammo for ordinary weapons in-state, if they are suitable for their needs.
Commission state themed decorated guns for use as awards, for government service, meritorious service, with the idea that other decorated guns are sold commercially.
” Cops, of all people, should be able to keep in mind the difference between a gun in the hands of a criminal and the same gun in the hands of a law-abiding person.”
I don’t have the slightest clue what you are talking about.
If someone made this statement, respond to them, don’t get snarky with me for what someone else says.
"In the 1980s early 1990s the Chicago police were found to be taking the confiscated guns that were supposed to be destroyed, hauling them to Mexico and trading the guns for dope.
Sorry for the misunderstanding it caused.
Shouldn’t they check aginst list of stolen firearms and return the stolen ones to their owners?
There is no such thing as “returning”. When the police get custody of a firearm for ANY reason, the citizen will NEVER see it again.
My Grandfather was killed in a store robbery thirty years ago. During the hold-up he pulled is 38 Snub and was able to wound his killer. My Uncle’s have tried for thirty years to get thier Father’s service revolver returned to them with to no avail. All this in Alabama mind you!
My family had a gun returned that was taken into custody.
It happens every day. We need to keep fighting to prevent the attitude that you describe from taking over.
Arizona just enacted a *do not destoy* gun bill, as have several other states.
It is insane to destroy valuable property simply because of “magical thinking”.
I know I didn’t think it needed a /s.
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