A pen gun made in Pakistan 30 years ago turned up Friday at the Volusia County fairgrounds.
"It's a unique gun," said sheriff's Sgt. Ken Vickery, dismantling the small-caliber weapon.
The pen gun was one of 130 weapons collected by volunteer firearms instructors helping deputies remove the unwanted guns from the vehicles of people surrendering them in the Kicks 4 Guns program at the Volusia County Fair and Expo Center.
The pen gun and some of the others will be put to good use.
Guns rounded up by the Sheriff's Office in DeLand will be examined. Good ones will be used for parts, while others with historical value will be placed in museums, said Bob Sullivan, director of special projects for the Sheriff's Office.The pen gun will be used in training new recruits so those who have never seen such a weapon will know what to look out for.
Now who could possibly object to that? This is a wonderful opportunity for law enforcement to finally prepare themselves for the plight of pen guns, the newest scourge of America.
Several of the folks who dropped off guns said they didn't want them in the house with the kids or grandkids. To me that makes sense.
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