Sheriff’s Office in Georgia To Auction Off 5,000+ Firearms

October 7 2013
by GSL Staff
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The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office has announced that they can no longer store all of the guns they currently have in their possession.

The guns include forfeited and/or abandoned guns related to past investigations.

Guns which would be governed by the National Firearms Act such as full auto guns and short barreled rifles/shotguns will not be included in the auction.

Also not included are guns used in homicides and guns with the serial numbers removed.

The auction will not be open to the general public and will only be accessible to authorized firearms distributors.

The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office has the following notice posted on its website in regards to the gun control debate:

The Georgia Sheriff’s Association, which represents Georgia’s 159 elected sheriffs in the General Assembly and hosts training events for sheriffs, voted unanimously to adopt a position on the gun debate currently underway in the country. The association released a formal statement and posted it on the home page of its website.

The statement follows:

“The sheriffs took an oath to support the Constitution and will stand by the 2nd Amendment. The sheriffs will aggressively oppose Federal or State Legislation which infringes upon law abiding citizens’ right to bear arms.

“The sheriffs further agreed to support any legislation that would effectively penalize criminals who use firearms in the commission of crimes.”

Sources: 11Alive, Augusta Chronicle

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