Chapter 9.51
DISPOSAL OF SEIZED OR FORFEITED FIREARMS

Sections:

9.51.010    Purpose.

9.51.020    Procedures.

9.51.010 Purpose.

The purpose of this chapter is to provide for the disposal of certain types of firearms that may come into the possession of the Mercer Island police department in accordance with and pursuant to Chapter 9.41 RCW. (Ord. 06C-06 § 2; Ord. 97C-001 § 1).

9.51.020 Procedures.

A. Firearms that are (1) judicially forfeited and no longer needed for evidence; and (2) forfeited due to a failure to file a claim under RCW 63.32.010, 63.40.010, or 69.50.505 shall be destroyed by the Mercer Island police department.

The provisions of this section shall apply only to firearms that have come into the possession of the department after June 30, 1993. Firearms that have come into the possession of the department prior to said date shall be disposed of in accordance with RCW 9.41.098.

B. Antique firearms recognized as curios, relics, and firearms of particular historical significance by the United States Treasury Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms are exempt from destruction and shall be disposed of by auction or traded to a licensed dealer.

C. All firearms that are unlawful for any person to own, manufacture, buy, sell, loan, furnish, transport, or have in possession or under control shall be destroyed. (Ord. 06C-06 § 2; Ord. 97C-001 § 1).