Sunday, December 09, 2012

$30,000 gun turned in at "buy back" in Connecticut

(NECN/NBC News: Jeff Saperstone) - Police officers in Connecticut received one very unusual weapon during a gun buy-back program last week -- the gun was from World War II and is worth over $30,000.

All sorts of guns were turned in at the gun buy-back event in Hartford last Saturday, but one weapon caught the eyes of officers.

"The chance to see a piece of history -- this … is absolutely unbelievable,” said Officer Lewis Crabtree of the Hartford Police Dept.

more here


Dean Weingarten said...

If appears to be a firearm that can only be legally owned after paying a $200 tax. Furthermore, congress passed a prohibition on people paying the tax on guns that were not already taxed in 1986.

I think she may have a ticket to jail instead of a winning lottery.

Too bad that insane gun laws lead to this sort of situation.

There has not been an "amnesty" to allow registration of these guns since 1968.

Wireless.Phil said...

Police allowed her to turn it into a museum.
Says so right in the video.