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Gun auctions help police

It is hard to believe that any elected City Council member would vote to destroy a financial resource that produces revenue for the police department (“Seized long guns would be destroyed,” Oct. 30).

Auctioning of confiscated guns has produced funds that can support police shooting range expenses, body cameras, weapon upgrades, body armor and any of the other expenses tax payers would have to otherwise pay. The guns, once legally sold, could be lawfully purchased and used to protect and defend the homes of Spokane citizens. These are not bad guns that deserve to be punished. It seems to be grossly irresponsible and very bad judgment to support their destruction. Auctioning should be maintained.

Gary D. Bumgarner



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