MART (August 26, 2013)— Mart’s police chief is hoping to capitalize on a new state law that goes into effect next week that gives law enforcement agencies the option of selling confiscated guns provided they’re sold to licensed gun dealers.
Only certain guns may be sold.
Mart police Chief David Monthey said every bit of new revenue will aid his department in fighting crime.
“But if we are able to use it for training then that would definitely be good benefit because every 2 years the officers have to have their state mandated training and in many cases those classes cost money," he said.
Monthey says he has seen many confiscated guns that could be put to good use,
“If it’s a well-made gun, that could be utilized for a good use whether it be hunting or self-protection then obviously we don’t destroy something like that,” he said.
“If it can be put into a good person’s hands then by all means we're for that,” he said.