Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Honolulu Destroys One Half Million Dollars Of Police Department Firearms.

I'm glad I don't live and pay taxes there, I would be incensed at the asinine decision to destroy these pistols without even trying to make a buck back. Some of them were brand new, still in the box.

‘Anti-gun stupidity’: Honolulu destroys $575G worth of police firearms

Second Amendment advocates are firing away at a decision by Honolulu officials to destroy $575,000 worth of perfectly good handguns in a move one critic called the “height of anti-gun stupidity.”
Some 2,300 Smith & Wesson 9 mm handguns, including at least 200 that are brand-new and in unopened boxes, were issued to the city’s police department. But with the 2,200-member force upgrading to lighter and less expensive Glock 17s, the guns were set to be permanently holstered. While it is customary throughout the country for departments to auction the guns to law-abiding citizens, including the police who once carried them, or donate them to another department, Honolulu opted to destroy them.
“Mayor Kirk Caldwell and the Honolulu Police Department agreed that they would not allow the guns to be sold to the general public and end up on the streets of Honolulu,” Honolulu Police spokeswoman Michelle Yu told FoxNews.com. “The same goes for selling the individual gun parts that could have been used to assemble a gun.”

You can bet your ass I would be remembering this little stunt the next time they came around crying poor and wanting a budget increase.


poppajoe49 said...

I used to brag about being born the day they made Hawaii a state, but considering the stupidity of the politicians there, I will prefer to distance myself from the state.

matt7102 said...

They were already on the street. (out of box units) The police cannot control their own arms. I will not recite examples. Expensively stupid. Make them pay for being stupid. With their jobs +.

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