Thursday, August 24, 2017

Video of Oklahoma Sheriff Gun Auction with Boy Auctioneer

Young Auctioneer Auctions off Guns

The Wagoner County Oklahoma Sheriff's office held an auction of guns from its property room on 19 August, 2017.  For a segment of the gun auction, the auctioneer was a boy, about 12 years old. He does an excellent job.  You may have to scroll down the facebook page a bit to see the video.

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The firearms went for surprisingly low prices, compared to most gun auctions that I have seen. The Marlin .22 rifles went for about $100, and Browning patent Auto-5 type shotgun only brought $200.

It is fun to watch a room full of Oklahoma residents bid on a bunch of guns being auctioned off from a Sheriff's property room. By a 12 year old boy.

The Sheriff had about 300 guns collected in the property room over the last 30 years. The guns ranged from a WWII .30 caliber carbine, to a semi-auto version of the Thompson sub-machine gun, to Marlins, Remingtons, Winchesters and a host of smaller, lesser known brands. There were about 120 pistols, from Glocks and Smith & Wessons to Rohm revolvers and Davis Derringers.

The total proceeds from the auction has not been announced yet, but is expected to be about $50,000. The proceeds will be used to purchase new equipment for the Sheriffs office. 

Some political police department a still following the old, superstitious practice of destroying guns that are unclaimed property, forfeited, or turned in to peace officers. A number of states, including Arizona have banned the practice, so that valuable resources can be used for the benefit of the taxpayers. The Arizona Supreme court recently ruled that the City of Tucson could not ignore the state law, and must sell the legal firearms rather than pay to have them destroyed.

A list of the guns that were sold can be seen at this website.  It may not be kept up for long, and there are a number of misspelled brand names.
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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The problem I see here is according to the US constitution the police can not confiscate a fire arm with out a conviction for a felony and a court order to keep the gun. Other wise it is felony theft of a fire arm. The government can not take anything without paying fair market value.