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After buying new sidearms for its officers, the Honolulu Police
Department is moving to destroy its surplus pistols, some new, over the
protests of gun rights groups.
HPD recently entered into a deal to purchase 2,000 new Glock 17s for $818,000 to phase out their existing inventory of Smith and Wesson and Sig Sauer pistols.
Valued at over a half million dollars if resold, the surplus guns will instead be destroyed at the decision of city officials.
“Mayor 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,” says the department in a statement. “The same
goes for selling individual gun parts that could have been used to
assemble a gun.”
The 2,300 surplus guns in question are mostly S&W Model 5906 9mm
semi-autos, including some 200 unissued guns still new in their boxes,
as reported by Hawaii News Now. The guns, acquired in the 1990s, could have been sold for $250 each or as parts for a lower amount.