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Selling forfeited firearms to dealers

Published (3/9/2012)
By Mike Cook
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Federally licensed firearms dealers will be able to get weapons in another way.

Effective Aug. 1, 2012, law enforcement agencies will be permitted to sell forfeited firearms to these dealers.

Under current law, any contraband weapons that are subject to summary forfeiture must be destroyed, unless they are used by the appropriate law enforcement agency for training purposes.

As stated in statute, 70 percent of the sale proceeds would go to the law enforcement agency, 20 percent to the prosecuting agency and 10 percent to the state’s General Fund.

Rep. Mike LeMieur (R-Little Falls) and Sen. Paul Gazelka (R-Brainerd) sponsor

the law.

HF1468/ SF1371*/CH127

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