The police department in Clarksburg, West Virginia is giving back to their community in a way that I can really get behind.
CLARKSBURG — The Clarksburg Police did a little spring cleaning Tuesday. The department spent the day clearing out its evidence locker in an effort to save the department some money.
The gist of it is that the PD went through their evidence locker and took about 70 guns which had been confiscated and traded them to a local gun shop in exchange for 10 new shotguns for the department.
Any guns that had the serial numbers removed were not traded, and those are slated to be destroyed. The guns that were traded couldn’t be returned to the original owners for whatever reason, but instead of destroying them, it seems the PD had a little bit of common sense and decided to put them to good use. I like that, because instead of destroying these guns, they can end up in the hands of a law-abiding gun owners, at at the same time help equip the police department even better.
Perhaps instead of gun buybacks, more departments should try taking confiscated firearms and using them to help fund their departments. It’s not a bad idea, and I wouldn’t mind seeing a lot of those guns made available to the law-abiding public for sale.