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Ill. town criticized for giving officers their old guns


Editor's note: Is it a bad idea to give cops retired service weapons for their own use? What do you think should happen to weapons retired from police duty? Add your comments to the discussion.

By Lisa Black
Chicago Tribune

NORTHBROOK, Ill. — Where do old guns go when retired from police duty?

Some are melted down or used for training. One department dumped them ceremoniously into the ocean, but many return them to gun dealers who resell them to the public.

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