Rep. Mike LeMieur, R – Little Falls, is the chief author on a forfeited gun sale bill that will soon be heard on the House floor. H.F. 1468 passed through the House Public Safety and Crime Prevention Policy and Finance Committee on Feb. 1.
This bill will authorize law enforcement agencies to sell forfeited firearms to federally licensed firearms dealers. Current law requires that, upon summary forfeiture, any contraband weapons must be destroyed, unless they are used by the appropriate agency for law enforcement purposes. H.F. 1468 will add the one additional permissible disposition for the weapons, by authorizing the agency to sell the weapons to federally licensed firearms dealers, as defined in Minnesota Statutes.
“This is a common sense solution for increasing revenue,” Rep. LeMieur said in a statement. “This bill is a simple and very practical way to help out our law enforcement agencies.”