USA – -(Ammoland.com)-Tucson is melting down guns it acquires. Again.
Arizona passed law specific banning this wasteful practice, and now state attorney general Mark Brnovich has taken action, required by law (this law has teeth!), to stop Tucson from illegally melting down guns.
State law requires cities to preserve this property, worth millions, instead of the politically correct nonsense happening there. But the case exposes something even deeper than withholding state shared funds, the $170 million penalty Tucson faces, that has one of our local columnists concerned.
If Tucson, regardless of its political structure, somehow has the power to destroy guns it acquires, (it does not have the “right,” as the paper incorrectly says repeatedly, more grating to the nerves than hearing democrats constantly call our Republic a democracy), then nothing stops it from destroying cars it impounds — or anything else.
The city must have an obligation to preserve, protect and defend the assets it acquires. This is public property of enormous value and cannot be wantonly senselessly destroyed. The reason these guns are being municipally melted is a sign of a sickness — hoplophobia — and pure gunism, blind hatred, with flagrant disregard for private property and the rule of law.