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Seized Guns Reduced To Molten Steel
Omaha Steel Melts Down Confiscated Firearms

Omaha police said 49 guns taken off the streets were reduced to molten steel Thursday.

The weapons were from OPD’s evidence room and were taken to Omaha Steel to be melted down. The metal can now be used for productive purposes.

Omaha Steel’s Phil Teggert said his company takes care of the guns for free as a community service.

“If we can take a weapon off the street, it's good for everyone,” Teggert said. "It makes me feel even better that they'll never be used for violent crime again."

Teggert said the company actually melts down as many as 2,500 guns per year from all the federal, state and local law enforcement agencies in the area.

Images: Omaha Steel Melts Down Seized Firearms

"This one was actually involved in a domestic violence situation," said evidence property supervisor Connie Adams.

She said it is her job to make sure the guns are good to go.

"Somebody may not have realized their gun was gone (until) two months or a year later and say, 'Oh, I'm missing that and file it stolen," she said. "We do check once more before we send them."

Among the weapons destroyed on Thursday was a semiautomatic M11 and a gun found at a homicide scene in 1972.

"They've been used in homicides, shootings, terroristic threats, domestic violence and assaults," said Sgt. Jim Murphy of the Omaha Police Department. "It's just our policy to get rid of guns so they don't get in someone's hands we don't want to."

The guns wind up in the hands of steel workers, who put them in a fire that reaches temperatures of almost 3,000 degrees. The metal from the guns will become other products for Omaha Steel's customers.

"It could be in construction equipment, it could in applications, railroad applications and coal mines," said Teggert. "We don't do it for the metal. We do it for the community
 

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This is hardly news. My OM used to work at a steel mill which melted guns that were used in crimes. The story doesn't say, that many of these places also incinerate large amounts of marijuana and cocaine for law enforcement agencies too...
 

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Its all done for politcal gain and not for common sense.
Yup - I remember when they took them out on barges fron NY, MA, CT and NJ for dumping at sea. When private equipment got so much better, this all came to a screeching halt - LOL. The Military did the ame and shells are still rolling up on the beeches...
 

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Yup - I remember when they took them out on barges fron NY, MA, CT and NJ for dumping at sea. When private equipment got so much better, this all came to a screeching halt - LOL. The Military did the ame and shells are still rolling up on the beeches...
Yep! "It will be easier to get the city building permits for the new plant expansion, if you melt the guns for our police department!"
 

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I spent 34 yrs. in law enforcement.Some of that time was spent destroying firearms. I have upon occaision had my judgement questioned but there is no sumbitch on the face of the earth who can question my character,integrity, or loyalty.
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I spent 34 yrs. in law enforcement.Some of that time was spent destroying firearms. I have upon occaision had my judgement questioned but there is no sumbitch on the face of the earth who can question my character,integrity, or loyalty.
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Oh, I think all can be questioned, gunsel (you do know what a gunsel is, don't you?). The answers may turn out to be "Of good character, integrity present strange as that may seem in a cop, and loyal - but to whom remains to be determined" - or not.
 

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Wonder how many Colt SAAs and other collectible firearms get melted down? You think they'd take advantage of the opportunity to make some money for the city.
 

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What a better place the world would be if all its guns were in the hands of responsible citizens, left in drawers or safes their entire lives, taken out for occasional exercise and fired in anger only in dire circumstances.

Can't these things be sold for profit? Somewhere outside the city, if it bothers people in the city?
 

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Oh, I think all can be questioned, gunsel (you do know what a gunsel is, don't you?). The answers may turn out to be "Of good character, integrity present strange as that may seem in a cop, and loyal - but to whom remains to be determined" - or not.
Sir, anything can be questioned but to do so without a valid reason only leads to being stupidly cynic. The only thing you know about me is I stated I was in law enforcement for 34 years. What bothers me about your posting is your weak assumptions about law enforcement in general and the fact that this is coming from a plaintiff's lawyer. Good Day to you,
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