Becker Introduces Legislation On Confiscated Firearms
Says weapons shouldn't be destroyed
June 28, 2013
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State Representative John Becker (R-Union Township) has introduced new legislation, House Bill 210, to prevent law enforcement agencies from destroying confiscated firearms.

"I cringe when I'm watching TV and I see a table full of firearms headed for destruction. Many of those firearms are collectors' items and/or have a high monetary value,” Rep. Becker said. “With HB 210, the firearms will be used within the law enforcement department, sold to licensed firearms dealers or turned over to the Ohio Department of Public Safety.”

Under the legislation, selling the firearms will allow the department to keep the proceeds and reduce its demand for additional taxpayer dollars.

"HB 210 is a win-win for law enforcement, firearms collectors, sportsmen and taxpayers,” Rep. Becker said.

House Bill 210 had its first hearing with the House Transportation, Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee on Tuesday.

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