New law puts police, sheriffs in gun-dealing business

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RALEIGH, N.C. — A new state law could put guns that have been used in crimes back on the street, according to WRAL.

The “Save the Gun Law,” which went into effect September 1, prohibits North Carolina law enforcement agencies from destroying most of the guns that are seized in criminal investigations or surrendered by owners.

Unless a weapon no longer works or lacks a valid serial number, police departments and sheriff’s offices must either donate it to a museum, keep it for training or sell it to a federally licensed gun dealer, even if it was used in a crime.

Read more: WRAL