Chapter 9.30


9.30.010    Purpose.

9.30.020    Disposal of forfeited firearms.

9.30.010 Purpose.

The purpose of this chapter is to provide for the disposal of certain firearms that may come into the possession of the Puyallup police department in accordance with and pursuant to Chapter 9.41 RCW. (Ord. 2446 § 1, 1995).

9.30.020 Disposal of forfeited firearms.

(1) Except as provided in subsections (2) and (3) of this section, firearms that are:

(a) Judicially forfeited and no longer needed for evidence; or

(b) Forfeited due to a failure to make a claim under RCW 63.32.010 or 63.40.010; may be disposed of by the Puyallup police department, in its discretion, as follows:

(i) Retained for departmental use,

(ii) Traded to licensed dealers,

(iii) Auctioned to licensed dealers, or

(iv) Destroyed.

The provisions of this subsection shall apply only to firearms that have come into the possession of the police 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.

(2) Antique firearms and firearms recognized as curios, relics, and firearms of particular historical significance by the United States Treasury Department Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms are exempt from destruction and shall be disposed of by auction or trade licensed dealers.

(3) All firearms that are unlawful for any person to manufacture, own, buy, sell, loan, furnish, transport, or have in possession, or under control, shall be destroyed; provided, however, if such firearms may be rendered lawful by removal or alteration of components, the police department may, in its discretion, remove or alter components and thereafter dispose of such firearms in accordance with subsection (1) of this section.

(4) Any proceeds received from the trade or auction of firearms shall be used by the police department for law enforcement purposes. (Ord. 2446 § 1, 1995).