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Ariz. Law Requires Police to Sell Buyback Guns

April 30, 2013  | 

These guns were slated for destruction at an LASD gun buyback event in 2010.
These guns were slated for destruction at an LASD gun buyback event in 2010.
Gov. Jan Brewer signed legislation Monday aimed specifically at halting Tucson's practice of allowing police to destroy guns that people voluntarily surrender through buyback programs.

Instead, the state law, which takes effect later this year, will require that any weapons that come into a city or county's possession be sold off, with the profits to be used to bolster the local treasury.

Read the full Arizona Daily Star story.

Tags: Tucson PD, Gun Buybacks, Legislation


Comments (14)

Displaying 1 - 14 of 14

Chuck @ 4/30/2013 5:34 PM

God bless Arizona !!

Bob@Az. @ 4/30/2013 5:37 PM

Thank You Gov.Brewer! It's nice to have a sane voice in the otherwise kneejerk field of politics. The fact that the City of Tucson will benifit from this is outstanding. I'm just waiting to hear from the spin-media of how these guns will cause more crime, even though they'll go to FFL dealers and sold with background checks. Unless holder & co. buy them...Blues, Stay Safe.

Bill @ 4/30/2013 6:13 PM

I'm beginning to think this woman is the only common sense politician this country has. And to think we could have been stuck with that train wreck Janet Napolitano, had Hussein not done Arizona the biggest favor ever by taking her off our hands.

njmotorcop @ 4/30/2013 6:14 PM

Nice to see a governor doing something logical and responsible for a change!

Billy @ 4/30/2013 6:16 PM

Brewer for President in 2016! Here's a politician that actually has some common sense. Why waste a source of revenue? As long as the gun laws are properly observed, why not sell them? I'll bet there might be some real collectors items in with the junk guns that mostly get turned in.

OfficerJason @ 4/30/2013 6:16 PM

Americans=1. Gun grabbers=0.

Capt. Crunch @ 4/30/2013 7:28 PM

This all sounds good, but San Francisco tried this many years ago and it did not work. P.S. unless you want to buy a junk firearm.

PCB @ 4/30/2013 7:43 PM

Way To Go GOV.!!!!!!

Tschako @ 4/30/2013 11:10 PM

In these times of recession there could be a ton of money coming back into the city/county treasuries with this plan. Yes, the liberals will watch for years until they can find one that got stolen and used in a crime, even though the other thousands will remain with law-abiding, background-checked citizens. I live in southern California, and see hundreds of thousands of dollars being wasted by these worthless buy-back programs.

cpdcop @ 5/1/2013 12:36 AM

Sorry folks, but I see a real problem with this. Many of these guns were turned in by law abiding citizens that didn't want them in their houses. The buy back program was implemented to give people a safe way to get rid of their guns without having to worry about them ending up in the wrong hands. Now these guns will go right back into public circulation.

The end result will be that many people will stop using the buy back program - instead electing to try to keep the guns hidden or find other ways to dispose of them. Which ulimately will result in the guns ending up in the wrong hands anyway.

I hate to see guns destroyed, but this is a great program that allows people to dispose of unwanted guns without having to worry about having them end up in the wrong hands.

Rob @ 5/1/2013 6:02 AM

I disagree with the gun buy-backs and believe they are a waste of citizens tax dollars in the first place. While it may be true that most of the guns that get turned in are worthless junk every once I a while someone comes in with a piece of history that ought to be preserved rather than melted down into a man hole cover or a piece of modern art resembling something obscene that the city plans to further waste tax dollars on and put on public display. Anyone with a gun in their house they want to her rid o can take it to a dealer or pawn shop. Anyone trying to dispose of a stolen gun in any manner needs to be investigates and go to jail.

DB @ 5/1/2013 11:14 AM

For those that oppose and suggest they will end up back on the streets...you need to be informed that only FFL's can purchase the firearms and then must follow ALL laws required to sell to the public. I live in AZ and know the entire law which was published in print...not a blog, and commend our Governor for her ongoing support for the 2nd amendment and obviously putting cash back into a depleted fund!

Marshal Fine @ 5/3/2013 7:48 AM

WOW, I was starting to worry that the mass exodus from Calif. into your state was going to start making you another liberal mess like them!! Way to go Az.!!! I may want to retire there afterall?? By the way.. I think you need a fence on your western boundry as well as your southern one !!

JimB @ 6/7/2013 3:47 PM

To: Marshal Fine

One thing at a time... gotta get the southern one built first... then we'll worry about the "Left Coast Invasion".

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