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Richmond County Sheriff's Office to auction seized firearms

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Firearms seized by the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office will be auctioned off to licensed firearms distribution companies starting at the end of the month.

The sheriff’s office has run out of space to store more than 5,000 firearms that were forfeited or abandoned, according to a news release. The seized guns must be sold at auction or stored by the agency according to Georgia law.

The firearms up for auction include a large number of handguns and hunting rifles. Full auto, street combat style, stolen and illegal firearms and guns used in homicides will not be auctioned, according to the release.

A pre-bid viewing for distribution companies will be Oct. 25.

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nocnoc
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nocnoc 10/04/13 - 07:41 am
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I like the idea in general, but have a question.

What difference does it make what a GUN looks like?

"...street combat style.... won't be sold..."

It is an auction not a fashion show.

lsmith
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lsmith 10/04/13 - 07:48 am
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Many cities are destroying
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Many cities are destroying all weapons regardless of style. Glad these are not and hopefully will go to responsible owners who will put them to good use.

dichotomy
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dichotomy 10/04/13 - 07:51 am
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Why only to distributors? Why

Why only to distributors? Why not to the non-felon public...or to CC permit holders? Isn't what they are doing discriminating against private citizens?

grinder48
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grinder48 10/04/13 - 08:29 am
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Serial numbers?
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Some of these weapons might have been stolen and should be returned to the rightful owners. Is there a list of the weapons and their serial numbers available for us to review before the sale?

LLArms
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LLArms 10/04/13 - 08:47 am
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They are probably only

They are probably only selling to FFL holders as it is a lot less hassle on their end. They would have to run a background check on all non-FFL holders who purchased a gun.

Imagine doing that a few hundred times, even thousands.

bdouglas
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bdouglas 10/04/13 - 08:48 am
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@dichotomy

Because then they'd incur the cost of having to run a background check on every purchaser.

fastazzevo
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fastazzevo 10/04/13 - 09:09 am
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no background check needed

no background check needed for ccw's,,,

bdouglas
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bdouglas 10/04/13 - 10:12 am
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Even members of the military

Even members of the military have to get a background check when purchasing a firearm. Much less thorough, but still a check.

Sweet son
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Sweet son 10/04/13 - 10:12 am
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No! Do it the right way!

Destroy them or receipt them over to the ATF and let them destroy them. Years ago I watched, sort of in disbelief, when an ATF agent opened his trunk and started pulling out guns and dropping them on the concrete. He was actually messing with us but he took all of them in a shop and we watched as he had one of the shop guys cut them up with a torch. That is exactly needs to be done with all of RCSOs guns.

It is a good way to keep any of them from getting back down to the bottom of the feeding chain!

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 10/04/13 - 10:30 am
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Can't agree with you there SS.

Illegal gun transactions will happen whether they are new or used. Might as well put some money in the county coffers, since it has no societal downside.

Keeping guns out of the hands on the bottom of the chain involves jailing those who traffic illegally, and illegally use guns. The laws are on the books, enforce them.

Frank I
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Frank I 10/04/13 - 06:59 pm
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to begin with..

there is no such item as a "CCW" in GA. It's a Georgia Weapons License, which allows for both open and concealed carry. Further, once a resident of the state has obtained their GWL, their are not required to complete bg check to purchase a firearm for as long as the license is valid.

BiggerGuns
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BiggerGuns 10/05/13 - 06:55 pm
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Auctioning off Guns

You do not have to do a background check if you have a Georgia Weapons License, but you MUST qualify to purchase a firearm by qualifying via a form 4473 and it must be filed with the BATFE and that can only be done by a licensed dealer.

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