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well who would have believed it. a Dem. Gov. signing a law for gun owners.
The Old Law prohibited Sheriff's in Tennessee from selling confescated guns, it required them to be melted down.

Gov. Bredason signed a new law this week which gives all Sheriff's and Police departments the OK to sell them to any Lic. FFL. and keep the money for the local dept.

I know that this might not sound like much, but Millions of firearms are melted down each year.

When I was with the Shelby County Sheriff's Dept. i was task with the distruction of these weapons. I cried when i was forced to destroy.
mint cond. colt single actions, high grade Purdy,and Parker shotguns, along with many Lugers, M1 grands , ect. all of them lost to History due to a stupid Law.
way to go Govner Bredason.
 

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Proves that there are liberals who make the right decision, of course he probably grew up a hunter/sportsman and knows exactly what was happening to some historical pieces. :)
 

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Believe me, I'm sure it had nothing what so ever to do with historical pieces. In these poor economic times, it's all about the money and getting it any way you can.

Doesn't matter though. The end result is the same. :wink:
 

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+1 Great news. More guns on the market= lower price =we can buy more for our $$. Excellent news :D
 

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Didn't see that one coming. Kudos to the governor!
 

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Bredesen knows that if he vetoed the bill it would be over-ridden just like ti was the last time that he vetoed a gun bill. He remains no friend of gun owners.
 

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Congrats, that will never happen in NYC. The standing policy is to turn them into manhole covers.
 

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That kinda makes me nervous, happy, yet nervous. There was a time where confiscated cars were "repapered" and sold, and soon there after people got arrested for some weird paper or file mixup including stolen car etc. It was odd, but Mr. Murphy likes to pop up. Don't get me wrong, I would buy whatever interested me, after a little while to see if anyone screws things up or a bug is in the system or something.
 

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Has anybody else heard that the Vegas courthouse shooter and the Pentagon shooter both used guns that were sold by Memphis law enforcement agencies before the passage of this legislation? Complete coincidence, but Bredesen signed this bill into law the day of the Pentagon shooting, I think. Don't know if this has been stated before, but prior to this legislation, agencies had the option to sell or destroy, obviously these were two weapons that were sold.

One was purchased from the Shelby County Sheriff Department and the other from MPD.
 

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owenb01 said:
Has anybody else heard that the Vegas courthouse shooter and the Pentagon shooter both used guns that were sold by Memphis law enforcement agencies before the passage of this legislation? Complete coincidence, but Bredesen signed this bill into law the day of the Pentagon shooting, I think. Don't know if this has been stated before, but prior to this legislation, agencies had the option to sell or destroy, obviously these were two weapons that were sold.

One was purchased from the Shelby County Sheriff Department and the other from MPD.
The shooting part in Vegas and the Pentagon are correct: however, that doesn't mean the MPD sold the gun directly to the criminal although Memphis is pretty...well, let's just say they don't have the greatest reputation in the state. The guns could have been stolen, but that hasn't been reported.
 

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Well, even if they had sold them directly to the criminals, the criminals still had to fill out a 4473 and pass a background check before purchasing them----so they could have bought them from anywhere. Hell, they could have gone to Wal-Mart and bought the guns, so the fact that TN sells confiscated weapons wouldn't really have had an impact. We aren't the only state that does this----it makes no sense to destroy perfectly good firearms, especially in tough economic times.
 
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