“The Seattle City Council (above) could vote on a proposal Monday to keep the Seattle Police Department’s old guns and ammunition from being resold to the public,” kiro7.com reports. “The legislation would mean the items could only be sold to other police departments.” The station also reports that the SPD sells about $30k worth of guns every year.
Advocates for this legislation point out that the SPD guns and ammo could end up on the black market.
Council member Sally Bagshaw proposed the ordinance which would mandate that surplus guns and ammunition only get sold to other law enforcement agencies.
Bagshaw and Mayor Ed Murray say this is aimed at keeping guns off the street.
Gun rights advocates say it’s restricting the rights of people who want to legally buy guns.
An amendment that could be discussed Monday afternoon is that SPD would simply destroy surplus guns, instead of selling them back to a vendor.
Yup, it’s another lose – lose gun control fail. Whether the guns are sold at a big loss to other law enforcement agencies (unlikely) or destroyed, taxpayers will foot the bill for this feel good measure, which will do nothing to reduce “gun violence.”