Friday, June 28, 2013

Becker Introduces HB 210 - Confiscated Weapons Shouldn’t be Destroyed

COLUMBUS—State Representative John Becker (R-Union Township–Clermont County) introduced HB 210 to prevent law enforcement agencies from destroying confiscated firearms. "I cringe when I'm watching TV and I see a table full of firearms headed for destruction. Many of those firearms are collectors' items and/or have a high monetary value. With HB 210, they will be used within the law enforcement department, sold to licensed firearms dealers, or turned over to the Ohio Department of Public Safety. Regardless, the department selling the firearms will keep the proceeds and reduce their demand for additional taxpayer dollars," said Becker. He went on to say that, "HB 210 is a win-win for law enforcement, firearms collectors, sportsmen, and taxpayers”. HB 210 had its first hearing this week in Transportation, Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee on Tuesday.