The following excerpt is from an article that originally appeared on Bullets First
In 2012, the Georgia Legislature passed a statute to prevent valuable firearms from being destroyed by police. Instead, the statue requires that firearms in possession of police, whether confiscated, seized, or otherwise acquired, be sold to legal dealers, with the proceeds to cover administrative costs. The surplus goes into the general fund of the administering political subdivision.
Similar provisions have been enacted in other states to prevent the destruction of valuable assets. Assets that could be sold for the public good.
Once the law went into effect, a number of political subdivisions in Georgia have violated the law with impunity. The chief of them is the City of Atlanta, which pays the cost of warehousing thousands of firearms rather than sell them to legal dealers for the benefit of the public. From 11alive.com:
The law requires police agencies to sell guns confiscated in burglary and robbery cases. A bill has already beenpost was originally published on this site