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Tucson Pays for Scofflaw Actions to Destroy Guns
Ammoland ^ | 20 September, 2017 | Dean Weingarten

Posted on 09/22/2017 12:49:56 PM PDT by marktwain

In September, 2017, the City of Tucson taxpayers agreed to pay the State of Arizona for the legal fees required to stop the City Council from violating State law. 

The Council had required that legal, valuable firearms be destroyed rather than sold for the benefit of the public. Even liberal academics understand that is a waste of valuable resources.

In 2012, Arizona made the wasteful practice of destroying valuable firearms illegal for local governments.


This legislation was a follow-up to a 2010 law that required forfeited firearms to be sold to authorized dealers and not be scrapped. Unfortunately, there was a provision in the law that allowed local jurisdictions to determine the disposition of forfeited firearms they acquired. Sadly, this resulted in the loss of revenue to many police departments, short of cash because of ideology based decisions to destroy these firearms. Under the new law, after 60 days unclaimed firearms that can be legally owned must be sold to a business authorized to receive and dispose of fire-arms under state and federal law, for sale to the public. Law enforcement agencies also have the option to trade forfeited firearms to federally licensed dealers for guns, ammo or other law enforcement equipment.

The Council become scofflaws in 2012. Over the next few years they destroyed hundreds of thousands of dollars of valuable property. In addition, they wasted City money in a needless court battle with the State of Arizona.


A settlement with Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich will have the city of Tucson shelling out $100,000 to cover the state’s legal fees for the court fight that ended the city’s practice of destroying seized firearms.

The figure is identical to the amount the city had estimated

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: arizona; banglist; firearms; tucson
No accounability for the individual City Council members.

They are elected at large, I am told, so the heavy university vote, and large illegal population keep them in office. The minty Colt Python, pictured, was turned in for destruction in 2013. It is valued at about $3,000.

Another collectible worth $10,000 was also said to be destroyed.

1 posted on 09/22/2017 12:49:56 PM PDT by marktwain
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It is good they stopped the practice of destroying the guns.

2 posted on 09/22/2017 12:54:03 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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Tucson - huge Liberal outpost. Way too close to Mexican border

3 posted on 09/22/2017 1:17:15 PM PDT by Cheerio (#44, The unknown President)
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4 posted on 09/22/2017 1:27:47 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (John McBane is the turd in the national puch-bowl.)
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My brother calls it the SF of the southwest.

5 posted on 09/22/2017 1:37:18 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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He’s got it wrong. The true SF of the southwest is another SF - Santa Fe NM, IMO.

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Tucson is actually about 70 miles from the Mexican border. El Paso, TX is a lot closer to the border and a lot less left wing.

And there is nothing "Liberal" about Tucson. It is ruled by hard core leftists without a liberal bone in their bodies.

8 posted on 09/22/2017 5:08:22 PM PDT by InABunkerUnderSF (Dump Flake)
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Another Collectable...
Probably a Thompson.

9 posted on 09/23/2017 4:48:39 PM PDT by Big Red Badger (UNSCANABLE in an IDIOCRACY!)
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