Arizona Police Move Quickly to Destroy “Buyback” Guns Before New Law Prevents Them

May 13 2013
by GSL Staff
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Police in Phoenix, Arizona are moving quickly to destroy 135 guns bought in a recent gun “buyback” (we’re not sure what that term means as we’re pretty sure neither the city of Phoenix nor the state of Arizona ever owned these firearms.

Now authorities are moving quickly to destroy those guns before a new state law takes effect that requires all “buyback” guns to be sold to licensed firearms dealers (who can then sell them to the general public) at public auction. Governor Jan Brewer signed the bill into law last month.

According to the Phoenix New Times,

According to Lt. Tracey Ibarra, of the weapons collected, about half were rifles and half were pistols — and there were some especially notable items, including an AK-47 assault rifle, an SKS assault rifle and a sniper rifle with scope that would be repurposed by the department for training use.

For those people who they support the Second Amendment, but want so called “assault weapons” banned please note that authorities consider the SKS rifle, a 70+ year old design that uses a fixed 10 round magazine which is loaded with stripper clips, to be an assault weapon.

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