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Phoenix Police worked $10,000 in overtime to destroy guns before gun destruction ban kicks in

Your tax dollars at work:

The goal of the popular gun buybacks held last spring in Phoenix was clear: purchase and destroy as many unwanted weapons as possible before a new state law requiring police to sell firearms instead of melting them down took effect.

The program collected nearly 2,000 weapons, and Phoenix police worked nearly 175 hours of overtime — at a cost of about $10,000 — to ensure the guns were destroyed before the law kicked in last Friday.

The Border Patrol and ATF pitched in to “help.”

Most of the firearms turned in to buy-back programs tend to be non-functional junk that are in such poor shape that they can’t be pawned. It seems to be a waste of time and money to destroy these firearms before the law kicks in, when they likely would have been scrapped anyway.

This is almost as big of a waste of money as San Mateo (CA) County supervisors voting to scrap 755 police department handguns instead of selling them back to the manufacturer.

Where do they find these people?

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