‘Anti-gun stupidity’: Honolulu destroys $575G worth of police firearms

by Hollie McKay | FOXNews.com  |  published on September 10, 2015

Second Amendment advocates are firing away at a decision by Honolulu officials to destroy $575,000 worth of perfectly good handguns in a move one critic called the “height of anti-gun stupidity.”

Some 2,300 Smith & Wesson 9 mm handguns, including at least 200 that are brand-new and in unopened boxes, were issued to the city’s police department. But with the 2,200-member force upgrading to lighter and less expensive Glock 17s, the guns were set to be permanently holstered. While it is customary throughout the country for departments to auction the guns to law-abiding citizens, including the police who once carried them, or donate them to another department, Honolulu opted to destroy them.

“Mayor Kirk Caldwell and the Honolulu Police Department agreed that they would not allow the guns to be sold to the general public and end up on the streets of Honolulu,” Honolulu Police spokeswoman Michelle Yu told FoxNews.com. “The same goes for selling the individual gun parts that could have been used to assemble a gun.”

  • amarvin

    Of course selling the weapons to another law enforcement agency would help recoup their financial loss, so no they would not do that either.

  • Don W

    How many Small Police Dept’s around the country could have used those weapons….They could have been sold to reputable FFL Dealers…Next week HPD Will complain that they have to cut some program for lack of funds…Or the City of Honolulu will have to close a social program do to funding WHAT A BUNCH OF IGNORANT POLITICIANS

  • Webb

    Honolulu, just became another Australia, destroying guns…
    Democrats think of every way possible to get rid of any type guns…
    The Anti-Gun crowd Continue to show their Stupidity!!

  • VicBailey

    Looks like the Socialist Liberal Democrats want the people of Hawaii to be as unsafe as Detroit and Chicago, this proves that the SORRY Politicians don’t give a tinkers damn about the people, yet they like to show their STUPIDITY! So it goes in the Liberal world. Semper Fi.

  • colwhtaylor

    Another case of extreme stupidity!

  • mrcricketmba

    Now only criminal will have the best guns, great move by some DA brainless idiots

  • Luke

    Destroying property purchased by the hardwording taxpayer should be a criminal offense, Oh wait, it is. Hang these liberal morons

  • 7papa7

    Hey if they want them out of Hawaii and don’t want to sell them just drop ship them to me. I will be very very glad to take them off your hands.

  • bobnstuff

    By destroying those gun it makes the remaining one worth more. I haven’t heard of a shortage of hand guns. Now if it was .22 bullets I would be mad.

    • Gnowark

      But maybe you haven’t been listening, FYI All handguns aren’t the same, and S&W, being a premium brand, aren’t produced as quickly as Chinese AKs. Yes, I know an AK is a rifle, and I’m so glad you knew it also, I am referring to the speed they are produced. (Smith-Wesson doesn’t have unlimited production time, & I agree on the rimfires!) I hope HI got around $250/1.5 pounds for scrap metal, or else they are rich enough to throw away their (taxpayers’) assets.

      • bobnstuff

        The very fact that S&W are premium gives them value and the fewer there are the greater the value so by destroying all the gun they have added value to all the others. The real reason for the outrage is that some dealer isn’t going to pick them up cheep and make a large profit. Look at happened with the last batch of M1’s.

  • jdbirle

    Democrats for sure.

    • Halftrack2

      Brainless idiots….

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