How extravagant! It must be great that Scottsdale can burn taxpayer cash to make a political statement about guns. The self-proclaimed, West’s most Western town” is really just plain Left, not West. The west’s most Leftist town is planning the destruction of 700 recovered firearms from their evidence vault.
This town like so many others is under the control of gun-rights hating Liberals who think they’re somehow doing something to eradicate guns from the face of our earth by destroying them.
Trading the guns to licensed dealers in exchange for regulation departmental weapons has been rejected. Selling the guns at public auction under proper federal laws has been rejected. Letting public supported museums acquire desirable items for their own collections has been rejected.
The politicians from this town should be forced to pay the market value of the firearms to their taxpayers for allowing this wanton, willful waste.
No gun dealers or gun manufacturers have complaints about these wasteful programs since they fill the needs of the gun buying public with brand new firearms. These really dumb, do-good programs are good for their businesses!
Firearms don’t age nearly as fast as humans. 150 year-old firearms can easily work as well as they did the day they left the factory. New guns are cranked out even faster than Scottsdale can burn money.