The Greenwood, Indiana PD has a gun problem. As in too many of them. Or too many of the wrong kind, to be more accurate. And by the wrong kind, we mean six Glock full-auto machine pistols. What do cops patrolling an exurb of Indianapolis with about 50,000 citizens need with automatic pistols? That’s what Chief Rick McQueary wants to know…
Wisely, the Chief doesn’t see the need for the Glocks, and wants to get rid of them. The vision of his cops spraying lead around the small Hoosier town probably gives him the willies. And well it should.
Never mind that these are apparently magic guns. They somehow just ‘appeared’ out of thin air one day and no one knows who ordered the guns or why. The same goes for the 10,000 rounds of ammo that came with them. It’s a mystery worthy of the X Files, but the truth is surely out there. Someone signed that PO. I’ll venture a WAG that they were an easy way to soak up unused budget dollars at the end of a flush fiscal year.
But Chief McQueary’s problem now is how to get rid of the unwanted pistols. He can’t unload them on a local dealer unless they have a class 3 license. And any dealer who could buy them would then have to find customers willing to go through all the PITA federal paperwork and fees to purchase one.
Let’s just pray no one at the NYPD gives the chief a call, offering to take them off of his hands. They do quite well showering lead around the Big Apple with standard-issue pistols as it is, thank you very much.
Then there’s all that ammo. The 10,000 rounds (surely 9mm) are useless to the Greenwood cops as their duty guns are a different flavor, probably .40 cal. That’s really not a biggie, though. Getting rid of all that 9mm should be a breeze compared to disposing of those guns.
Maybe if the department has leftover money at the end of this fiscal year, they can buy something they can really use. Like maybe typewriters. Or grenade launchers.