Friday, October 31, 2014
Pennsylvania Coroner to Auction off Guns Used in Suicides, Accidental Shooting Deaths
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.