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Posted: 2/27/2007 10:40:55 AM EST
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LAPEER, Mich. — For sale: Collector quality, fully automatic M-16 in excellent condition. Never fired outside shooting range.

Buyer must have machine gun permit and have no criminal record. And deep pockets.

Strapped for cash, the Lapeer County Sheriff's Department is selling the original Colt rifle on its Web site to purchase new guns and other equipment for its 82 deputies. The office hasn't received a budget increase in six years, and Undersheriff Robert Rapson said the gun might fetch as much as $1,700 by the time bidding closes May 1.

"We are a small county and we need to take advantage of this," Rapson told the Detroit Free Press for a story published Tuesday. "We've had to cut to the bone for a long time."

The department purchased the weapon, which is capable of firing 700 rounds per minute, for $500 in the 1970s for use in emergencies such as hostage situations. Last fall, the department sold off its arsenal of five AR-15 automatic rifles.

A 1986 federal law banned the sale of new automatic weapons but allowed those already in circulation to be sold.

"The fact that a law enforcement agency is selling a dangerous weapon is appalling," said Shikha Hamilton, president of the Michigan chapter of the Million Mom March, a gun control group.
Link Posted: 2/27/2007 10:41:50 AM EST
[Last Edit: 2/27/2007 10:46:26 AM EST by flatfender]
Link Posted: 2/27/2007 10:42:40 AM EST



"The fact that a law enforcement agency is selling a dangerous weapon is appalling," said Shikha Hamilton, president of the Michigan chapter of the Million Mom March, a gun control group.


What's appalling is the fact that Shikha Hamilton doesn't have a clue about the restrictions concerning the sale of a Class III weapon.
Link Posted: 2/27/2007 10:49:52 AM EST
$1700?
No Shit .
Will give them double that site unseen .
Link Posted: 2/27/2007 10:50:40 AM EST
DDDDDDDDDDUPE !
Link Posted: 2/27/2007 10:51:28 AM EST

Originally Posted By Kodiak-AK:
$1700?
No Shit .
Will give them double that site unseen .



+1 thats a goodGREAT price
Link Posted: 2/27/2007 11:03:24 AM EST
That sounds like a post 86 price. Pre 86 price should be around 8-10K+ shouldn't it?
Link Posted: 2/27/2007 11:06:33 AM EST
[Last Edit: 2/27/2007 11:06:33 AM EST by 82ndAbn]
see above link
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