Reader David B. writes:
The common number put on the amount of guns in America is 300 million, but I don’t think that is a good or reliable number. Many of the guns are old, cheap, broken, or otherwise unfit for shooting. Many of those guns are old shotguns or bolt action rifles whose hunting days have long passed. Many are in calibers for which ammunition is no longer made. I surmise that the true number of usable firearms is much, much lower. So . . .
What happens to old guns? Some are taken to stasi-run gun “buybacks.” A few are turned into jewelry. And a few go to consignment sales where they linger and die long, slow deaths.
Here is an example of an upcoming gun consignment auction that wouldn’t strike fear in the heart of any Democrat. In all seriousness, would anybody want any of these in their collection?