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  •  Oh! I just remembered…………. (1+ / 0-)
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    mrblifil

    one of the cruel ironies of the law is that the proceeds from the sale of a gun from a local police department will be returned to that department and can be used for the purchase of BODY ARMOR, among other things.

    The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation--HDT

    by cazcee on Tue Feb 05, 2013 at 05:25:07 AM PST

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    •  On the other hand (1+ / 0-)
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      BlackSheep1

      Which benefits public safety more, destroying hundreds of guns or putting tens of thousands of dollars in a police department budget?

      •  Only the larger cities........... (0+ / 0-)

        and police departments get thousands. Most of the smaller departments turn in one or two guns and get a few hundred back; not enough to buy enough body armor to protect against one AK47 with a banana clip.

        Also, in reply to another earlier comment; we have all manner of state surplus auctions for everything from desks, to boats, to mowers, to police cars. The gun auction is completely separate and you have to be a licensed gun dealer to even attend.

        The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation--HDT

        by cazcee on Tue Feb 05, 2013 at 01:55:37 PM PST

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