I am writing this letter in response to an article in the Feb. 21 edition of The Review in which 15 years of weapons confiscated by the City Police Department were destroyed.
I applaud the PD for its efforts to rid the streets of criminals, and drug users. They are doing a great job. But I fail to see the necessity of destroying these things for the “under $20” they brought.
I have no idea of the types of firearms destroyed. I do know that if they were sold in a public auction, the city could have put this money into the police department to offset some expenses. No, they won’t get rich from doing so, but I know what used firearms go for and it’s a good bit more than $20.
A release of liability form could be drawn by the law director to make the city not accountable for any misuse of the firearms or the event the firearm is not in good working order. By agreeing to sign the release, the buyer agrees they purchased a firearm “as is” and will not hold the city, police, or anyone responsible for the firearm purchased.
Again, I am with the city police force 100 percent on the way they handle crime. I hope in the future they will consider another option to the destruction of firearms and try to make something good out of a bad situation.