Aug 24, 2009

Cash strapped Colorado Police Department may sell seized firearms

The City Council in Colorado Springs, Colorado is considering a program to let the Police Department sell confiscated guns to licensed dealers. Sales could net $10,000 a year.

The Colorado Springs City Council is expected in coming weeks to approve the final details of a program that would allow the Police Department to sell confiscated firearms to federally licensed gun dealers. Police have already stopped melting down the hundreds of guns they collect from crime scenes, drug houses or civilians who don't need them anymore.