Friday, October 31, 2014

Pennsylvania Coroner to Auction off Guns Used in Suicides, Accidental Shooting Deaths

The Westmoreland County Coroner's Office has nearly 100 guns to sell off.

NY Daily News reports

A western Pennsylvania coroner is auctioning off about 100 guns used in suicides and accidental shooting deaths. 

Coroner Ken Bacha says the Nov. 8 surplus weapons sale is Westmoreland County government's first since his father was coroner in the 1980s. He says state law requires local governments sell off unclaimed property. Proceeds will help fund county government. 

Bacha's office took possession of the guns during death investigations. Family members had a year to get them back before they became county property. Some of the weapons have been in the county's hands for decades.

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    1. Now, that's a better idea.

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    2. Now, that's a better idea.

      Why--because the county government is so overrun with funds that selling them makes less sense than destroying perfectly good (and perfectly salable) tools?

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    3. Why? Because guns do more harm than good. It's that simple.

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  2. So much for the "my gun never killed anyone" comment.

    This would also be a great plot for a horror film: person commits suicide with gun. Gun is sold rather than destroyed, but has a curse that causes the owner to kill himself/herself

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  3. BTW, I believe Becha commented somewhere that guns which had been used to kill actually had some allure to the gun crowd.

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    1. Been a gun person over 20 years and have seen a lot of stuff. Never seen that. I'm sure there are a couple of folks like that out there, but common? I'm calling Bullshit.

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    2. Heap strong gris-gris, man.

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  4. An interesting collection of items for sale. There are some cars on the block too. Even looks like an AR in the bunch, though a brand name didn't jump out at me from the list.

    http://billandersonauctioneer.com/?page_id=44&az_feed_pos=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.auctionzip.com%2Fcgi-bin%2Fauctionview.cgi%3Flid%3D2240714%26feed%3D129%26group%3D0%26state%3D%26kwd%3D%26zip%3D%26category%3D0%26nojava%3D0

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  5. This will be a great sale. What self respecting gun loon would not want a gun that actually killed someone. They will take them home with pride. Is the coroner going to include the descriptive narrative history and instructions? The gun loon will surely want to tell all the murderous details to his buddies. The guns that killed more than one person will get the highest bids. Imagine, you could own the gun from that infamous killing. Do the guns come in glass encased trophy boxes with pictures?

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    1. The post says nothing about that.
      SS is a proven liar, multiple times over,
      Kurt thinks it's OK to overthrow the government (violently with a gun) because he disagrees with a gun ban, proving you are nothing but a criminal.
      And now you think you two are winning an insult contest.
      HA HA HA H\A HA
      Talk about stupid fucks.

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    2. "The post says nothing about that."

      I'm going to assume you questioning my reply below and missed the correct reply link. Actually is did say that if you had bothered to read the article.

      "No weapons used in homicides are being auctioned off. They're kept in storage for use as evidence."

      Use that little linky thingy at the beginning of the post.

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    3. A western Pennsylvania coroner is auctioning off about 100 guns used in suicides and accidental shooting deaths.

      Coroner Ken Bacha says the Nov. 8 surplus weapons sale is Westmoreland County government's first since his father was coroner in the 1980s. He says state law requires local governments sell off unclaimed property. Proceeds will help fund county government.

      Bacha's office took possession of the guns during death investigations. Family members had a year to get them back before they became county property. Some of the weapons have been in the county's hands for decades.
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      That's the text of the post. Please show me where it says anything about the guns being auctioned off, never being used in a killing.

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    4. It says "shooting deaths" that means someone was killed. I understand you gun loons don't think a suicide is a gun shot death, but as usual you are wrong. A suicide by gun, is a gun shot death.

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  6. "The guns that killed more than one person will get the highest bids."

    You should try reading the article Anon. None of the guns being auctioned were used in homicides. Not really any different than auctioning off property seized in drug raids and such.

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    1. You should try not lying SS. It's all you do which makes you just a joke around here.

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    2. Hey, SSG, isn't it fun when some subhuman idiot accuses you of lying when the proof of you assertion is right in front of his swine-like snout?

      Bacha says guns were used in 34 of the 55 suicides in the county last year.

      No weapons used in homicides are being auctioned off. They're kept in storage for use as evidence.


      If Anon were any stupider, he'd forget to breathe.

      Ah--what a nice thought that is.

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    3. Says the proven criminal.

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  7. Three of my guns may have been used for murder. They're the three that were once issued to tyrannical governments' hired muscle.

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    1. Would you elaborate on that please?

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    2. I have a Cz-52, which was once the standard duty pistol used by the military and other government enforcers in the Czech military. Another gun chambered in the same 7.62x25mm Tokarev "vest busting" caliber (one reason I got both these guns) is my TT-33, which was once issued to the Soviet Union's armed enforcers.

      Finally, I have the Argentine copy of the M1911, from the mid-late '60s.

      Any or all of them may have been used for government-sanctioned murder.

      I got all those back when I had a C&R license, so I could get them shipped right to my door. That was kinda cool, but when the license's expiration approached, I'd decided that I had enough of the old guns, making renewal unworthy of the paperwork.

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    3. But he loves to boast about it. He even teased you so you would ask. Typical for a criminal killer type.

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    4. My point, Mikeb, which I'm not sure got through, is that throughout world history, governments have been responsible for vastly more "gun violence" than can be laid at the feet of private citizens.

      Hell, if everyone who claims to be part of the effort to reduce "gun violence" were truly serious about such an agenda, they would be much better served by taking guns away from governments.

      A "people's monopoly on force." Now that's a concept I like!

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    5. I'm all for taking guns away from government.

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