Lapeer MI auctioning off M-16
The Lapeer Sheriff's Dept. is going to make some much-needed cash by selling an M-16. Now, it being full auto, it has to be transferred only after the buyer submits fingerprints for an FBI check, pays a $200 fee, and gets the approval of his local police chief or sheriff. You'd think even antigunners would have no complaint there. But...
""The fact that a law enforcement agency is selling a dangerous weapon is appalling," said Shikha Hamilton, president of the Michigan chapter of the Million Mom March, a gun control group."
[Hat tip to The Bitch Girls.
[Update: just to explain the comments for those not into licensed full auto: (1) $1700 would be impossibly low as a price for a fully-transferrable M-16. $17,000 might be a bit closer. (2) But there are some classes of guns that got various benefits (no tax, or made after the 1986 ban) that only a police agency can possess. For those, $1700 might be possible, since the only buyer would be another police agency that feels it's short an M-16, a rather limited market. So the Million Moms lady is getting lathered up over nothing -- they're just going to sell it to another PD, if that's the case).